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Criminal law and business crime.
Wide range of criminal work, including business crime, corporate crime, fraud, financial and market abuse, corruption, terrorism, homicide and fresh evidence appeals; specialises in white-collar crime, corporate crime and serious fraud (including SFO, FSA and HMRC/RCPO cases and those brought by other regulators in the field of business crime), particularly those involving professionals (solicitors and accountants) as defendants; represented companies and individuals in domestic and international bribery and corruption investigations and advises companies on Bribery Act 2010 (adequate procedures). Acted in Jubilee Line Extension prosecution and other substantial SFO and fraud cases; wide experience in complex regulatory cases (including FSA investigations on insider dealing and market abuse); supervisor and member of the Serious Fraud Panel of approved solicitors for large-scale and international fraud cases; leader in human right and international law cases (acted for Amnesty International in the Pinochet case); defending journalists in trouble (including protection orders against journalists and newspapers; ex parte Malik); represented 'sources' and journalist defendants in Special Branch and Official Secrets Act cases, including Foreign Office official Derek Pasquill (acquitted of leaking material damaging to international relations) and Christopher Galley (Damien Green MP leak); acted for 'The Guardian' in defence of an application by the Metropolitan Police to disclose sources (using official secrets act); expertise in the defence of Health and Safety prosecutions particularly those involving fatalities; specialist in advising and defending in Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007 investigations by Police and HSE. Acted in the Israeli Embassy bombing case and mortar attack on Heathrow Airport and representing defendants charged under the 2000 and 2001 Terrorism Acts; expertise in complex scientific evidence appeals such as the acquittal of Sion Jenkins after appeal and two retrials, and in computer and internet crime; regularly represents defendants in large-scale public order and demonstration arrests raising issues of freedom of assembly, free speech and police conduct; inquests, including deaths in police custody and judicial review; represented Lord Levy in the 'cash for honours' police investigation; advised individuals in the 'proxy donors' inquiry of donations to the Labour Party, and represented parliamentarians in the 'cash for amendments' and recent 'expenses' police investigations. Groundbreaking cases in the House of Lords (R v Doody & Others; R v Aziz & Others; R v English; R v Pinochet).
Qualified 1985; Bindman & Partners (now Bindmans LLP) 1990, partner 1991; head of criminal law and business crime department.
Serious Fraud Panel.
Bristol University (1981 BSc Hons Biochemistry); College of Law (CPE and Law Society Finals).
Crime - corporate; Crime - general; Fraud