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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:
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¬†combines ‚Äėexcellent private work with a busy legal aid practice‚Äô. The firm advises on matters such as thefts, murders, sexual offences, drug cases, assaults, property crimes and money laundering offences. The firm acted for¬†Lavinia Woodward who stabbed her boyfriend in a high-profile case in which she received a 10 month suspended sentence due to mitigating factors. The team is headed by ‚Äėcharismatic rainmaker‚Äô Gary Bloxsome¬†and ‚Äėreal grafter‚Äô Trevor Francis¬†, they are supported by the ‚Äėpragmatic, pro-active, and highly experienced‚Äô Diana Payne. Barrister Rachel Wilson¬†and Consultant Gary Rubin¬†are also recommended.

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Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

‚ÄėA go-to practice for all complex financial offences‚Äô,¬†Blackfords LLP¬†is ‚Äėmost definitely at the top-end of the premiership‚Äô. It deals with all aspects of serious fraud, serious crime and money laundering and is adept at defending those prosecuted by the SFO, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Fraud Prosecution Division. The firm continues to act for five defendants in the Hare Wines II case, this was a value-added tax (VAT) diversion fraud involving the importation of alcohol and is estimated to be worth over ¬£200m. Key practitioner Gary Bloxsome¬†has ‚Äėgreat tactical awareness‚Äô and is ‚Äėa brilliant lawyer, master tactician and as cool as a cucumber‚Äô. Daniel Cundy¬†is ‚Äėan exceptionally intelligent lawyer who has the ability to quickly understand extremely complex issues and fearlessly fights his clients‚Äô cases‚Äô. Trevor Francis¬†‚Äėmasters huge and complex cases easily‚Äô.

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London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

Blackfords LLP 'has a fabulous outfit that has made real strides in this area over the past few years'. The team has a particular strength in acting in matters where professional discipline matters overlap with ongoing or completed criminal investigations. It has a focus on the health and social care sectors as well as considerable expertise in representing serving police and Ministry of Defence police personnel in misconduct proceedings. In other areas, the practice acts for football professionals facing sexual abuse allegations of a historic nature; and represents solicitors in Solicitors Regulation Authority investigations. The team represented the registrant, a registered mental health nurse, in relation to allegations stemming from a fatality that occurred in a mental health unit. The 'first-class' Head of Regulatory Gary Rubin is 'a very talented lawyer who is tenacious and clever'; other key names are Trevor Francis  and Gary Bloxsome, while solicitor advocate Jennifer Richardson is 'a smashing lawyer who is calm and assured and brilliant with clients'.

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London: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

At Blackfords LLP, department head Gary Rubin is 'a star from start to finish' with 'excellent tactical skills and unrivalled experience'. Highlights for Rubin include acting for a tram driver in an investigation following a tram crash in Croydon in which seven people died, representing a machine worker in a gross negligence manslaughter investigation following the fatal injuring of another worker, and working with Gary Bloxsome to act for Martinisation and one of its directors in an investigation following a double fatality in which a balcony collapsed killing two and injuring six others. Trevor Francis and consultant Philip Williams are also recommended.

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South East: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Leading individuals

Gary Bloxsome - Blackfords LLP

Within: Crime: fraud

Blackfords LLP's team is ‚Äėexcellent and has a well-earned reputation‚Äô for handling high-value and frequently high-profile fraud cases. Its work is principally based in London and the South East but it also handles cases with international aspects. The team, which includes ‚Äėexcellent lawyers at all levels‚Äô, has deep expertise in defending¬†cases ranging from fraudulent investment schemes and frauds concerning both individuals and companies to money laundering, bribery and corruption. ‚ÄėVery tough criminal litigator‚Äô Gary Bloxsome¬†and ‚Äėdiligent, clever and hardworking‚Äô Trevor Francis, who jointly head the department,¬†have successfully defended a number of high-profile white-collar crime cases. Daniel Cundy, who is ‚Äėa hardworking, personable and tactical lawyer and one of the first names to be called in any complex fraud‚Äô, is handling a caseload that includes a ‚Äėcash for crash‚Äô conspiracy to defraud insurance companies and a carbon markets share scheme where the client and others were alleged to have¬†sold Certified Emission Reductions and Voluntary Emission Reductions to individuals who were induced into buying worthless shares.

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