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Yorkshire and the Humber: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud
Crime: fraud - ranked: tier 3

Howard & Byrne (York)

Kevin Blount and Colin Byrne jointly head the practice at Howard & Byrne in York. Blount is a member of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association and provides specialist advice at the confiscation stage of proceedings and can advise defendants on challenging POCA orders. The practice acts for defendants and suspects in high-value fraud cases, and for clients undergoing confiscation proceedings. Recent highlights include defending a client alleged to have been involved in the fraudulent sale of shares in start-up companies, representing a defendant accused of being part of a conspiracy to defraud a university, and defending two directors of a company that has been linked to a £6m building contract fraud.

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Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 1

Howard & Byrne (York)

Kevin Blount heads the ‘excellent’ York-based Howard & Byrne crime practice, with Colin Byrne, who is a ‘real fighter’ and a ‘fearless solicitor to have in your corner’, leading the team on miscarriage of justice, bribery and corruption matters. The practice also has a prison law sub-department, headed by Jacky East, as well as notable expertise in court martial work. Recent highlights include representing a UK national standing before the Greek Courts on allegations of bribery and corruption. The team has also been representing youths in serious crime cases, including murder and arson, and, in one matter, represented a 15-year-old in a civil proceeding seeking the issuance of a Sexual Risk Order.

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