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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

Gary Bloxsome

Tel:
Work 07956 562055
Email:
Web:
www.blackfords.com
Blackfords LLP

Work Department

Head of Fraud, Business and Serious Crime Team

Position

Partner, Solicitor-Advocate.

Gary is renowned for providing clear, comprehensive and tactical legal advice to both individuals and organisations both nationally and internationally. Gary’s specialist legal portfolio means that he is often instructed to defend ultra high net worth individuals who have complex, multi-jurisdictional financial arrangements, CEOs, company members, lawyers and accountants together with public figures including politicians, celebrities and professional sports persons (football, cricket and rugby). Gary’s work by its nature is very high profile and receives national and international press, Gary is acknowledged for his expertise in dealing with the management of reputation issues and crisis management of individuals and companies.

Gary's current instructions include Electoral Commission investigations, insider trading, Libor and Forex, e-crime and internet offences, bribery and corruption in both the UK and TCI, health and safety corporate manslaughter and high value international civil fraud and asset recovery. Gary is also instructed in two independent enquiries to defend high ranking military personnel under investigation for war crimes arising from the Iraq War.

Career

Trained Robert Blackford & Co; qualified 1991; partner Robert Blackford & Co 1992-2007; partner Blackfords LLP 2007 to date.

Member

The Complex Crime Unit (Legal Services Commission); the Extradition Lawyers Association; VHCC (panel supervisor and contract manager); LCCSA; SAHCA; POCLA; FA Football Agents Regulations (registered lawyer).

Education

College of Law, London.

Leisure

Golf, fitness and Spurs season ticket holder


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Leading individuals

Gary Bloxsome - Blackfords LLP

Within: Crime: general

Blackfords LLP's 'very experienced and committed' team provides a 'first-class service'. The group is strong in handling both private instructions and legal aid work, and advises clients on, among other areas, sexual offences, assaults, murders, gang crime, thefts and money laundering cases. The 'outstanding tactician' Gary Bloxsome and 'charismatic' Trevor Francis jointly head the practice; they are supported by Diana Payne, Gary Rubin and 'very bright' barrister Rachel Wilson.

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Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

Blackfords LLP advises on bribery, corruption, investment fraud, money laundering, insider dealing, HMRC investigations and tax-related matters. It often acts in multi-jurisdictional cases, dealing with investigations and actions brought by the SFO, HMRC, NCA, FCA, the Insolvency Service, Trading Standards, CPS and the police, and other regulators. Co-head of team Daniel Cundy focuses on white-collar crime, fraud, corruption, tax and money laundering cases. Co-head of team Trevor Francis specialises in serious fraud, money laundering and confiscations. Gary Bloxsome also co-heads the team.

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London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

'Under the watchful and experienced eye' of regulatory head Gary Rubin, Blackfords LLP's professional discipline team 'goes from strength to strength'. The practice is particularly focused on the health and social care sectors. It also has expertise in representing serving police and Ministry of Defence police personnel in misconduct proceedings and assists solicitors with SRA investigations in relation to alleged criminal offences. Acting for football professionals is also a growing area for the firm. Other key advisers are Trevor Francis and Gary Bloxsome, director Philip Williams in Cardiff, and solicitor advocate Jennifer Richardson.

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South East: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Leading individuals

Gary Bloxsome - Blackfords LLP

Within: Crime: fraud

Blackfords LLP is noted for its strong track record in high-profile fraud cases, both in the South East and nationally. The firm is particularly experienced in Very High Cost Cases, as well as matters involving multiple jurisdictions. The 'tenacious and combative' Trevor Francis heads the team along with the 'highly intelligent' Gary Bloxsome, and both are highly experienced in serious fraud. Other key names at the practice include fraud specialist Daniel Cundy, and solicitor-advocate Diana Payne.

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Crime: general

Within: Leading individuals

Gary Bloxsome - Blackfords LLP

Within: Crime: general

Blackfords LLP is a significant presence in serious criminal cases, particularly violent crime, drug-related offences and sexual offences. The firm's large team includes 15 solicitor-advocates and two barristers, and is headed by Gary Bloxsome  and Trevor Francis. Diana Payne leads the general crime team and is notable for her work in the youth courts and in relation to major criminal offences. Other key names include barrister Rachel Wilson, along with solicitor-advocates Lucinda Shand and Hannah Giles, the latter heads the Woking-based arm of the firm's criminal defence team.

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