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Fraud, crime and tax.
Consultant. Specialises in serious organised crime, serious fraud, professional regulatory matters, money laundering, asset confiscation and forfeiture, cyber/internet crime, civil fraud, civil recovery, AML anti-bribery compliance, tax/VAT tribunals, fraud investigations, bribery and corruption, and extradition. An acknowledged expert on RIPA, the use of informants and disclosure. Regularly assists TV and radio channels with documentary programmes on various criminal justice issues. Has an enviable high acquittal rate and overall success rate. A particular reputation for exposing corruption at Customs and Excise. Please see personal profile on firm website for list of cases. Defends prosecutions by: SFO/FCA, City of London fraud. Has developed a niche practice defending women defendants facing serious fraud/crime allegations. Ranked Chambers UK Crime and Fraud; SuperLawyers UK Fraud, Crime & Tax. Listed as one of leading women in practice, Chambers UK.
Called 1989; assistant solicitor Offenbach & Co 1993-1996; partner O’Keefes 1996-1999; partner Christmas & Sheehan 2000-2007; consultant Lewis Nedas 2008 to date.
Extradition Lawyers’ Association; SAHCA (Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates); Public appointment: Sentencing Council for England and Wales 2010-2013.
Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, Hammersmith; Brunel University (LLB hons).