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Blackfords LLP

15 OLD BAILEY, LONDON, EC4M 7EF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3427 3343
DX:
161400 OLD BAILEY 5
Email:
Web:
www.blackfords.com
Cardiff, Croydon, London, Woking

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 2

Blackfords LLP

Blackfords LLP has a strong track record across the full scope of criminal work, and has recently handled a number of high-profile burglary, corruption and drug importation cases. Practice co-heads Trevor Francis and Gary Bloxsome and Youth Court specialist Diana Payne are recommended. The team recently defended TV personality Kevin O’Sullivan against allegations of a homophobic assault.

Leading individuals

Gary Bloxsome - Blackfords LLP

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Fraud: white-collar crime
Fraud: white-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Blackfords LLP

Blackfords LLP’ ‘incredibly busy’ practice is ‘willing to deal with legal aid white-collar fraud cases as well as having a large private practice’. The firm has a notable focus on London and the South East region, acting primarily for high-profile and high-net-worth individuals across the full spectrum of fraud matters. Highlights included representing a financial sector individual who allegedly conspired to deal in securities by using insider information, and acting for a defendant in a high-level mortgage fraud matter valued at £40m. The team is co-headed by Daniel Cundy and Gary Bloxsome, who is praised as being ‘a great tactician who is diligent to the nth degree’.

Leading individuals

Trevor Francis - Blackfords LLP

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London: Human resources

Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 4

Blackfords LLP

The team at Blackfords LLP represents companies and individuals in high-profile matters, including HSE investigations, prosecutions and inquests. ‘Very knowledgeable’ practice head Gary Rubin is acting for the tram driver in a high-profile investigation arising from a tram accident at Croydon in 2016. Rubin and Gary Bloxsome are defending Martinisation and its director Martin Gutaj against a corporate manslaughter prosecution following the fatality of two individuals during renovation work at a property in London. Other key names include Trevor Francis and Cardiff-based consultant Philip Williams.

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