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North West: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud
Crime: fraud - ranked: tier 2

Cunninghams Solicitors

At Cunninghams Solicitors  head of department David Caplin  (a ‘fantastic tactician who really cares about his clients’), director Philip Lythgoe  and associate James McDermott  have an ‘ability to inspire client confidence which is second to none, borne in part through experience but also through a clear sighted determination to secure the best possible outcome for their clients’. The ‘highly competent’ team includes senior caseworker Sarah Bull, who ‘thoroughly prepares for her cases and develops excellent relationships with her clients’. The group is skilled at handling serious fraud matters in addition to complex and high-value confiscation and restraint proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act. The group routinely defends its clients against allegations of fraud that are brought by the main prosecuting agencies such as the SFO, HMRC and the complex case units of the Crown Prosecution Service as well as the serious and economic crime units of the police.

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David Caplin - Cunninghams Solicitors

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Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 2

Cunninghams Solicitors

The ‘excellent’ team at Cunninghams Solicitors  is praised for its ability to provide ‘careful and realistic advice’. David Caplin ’s ‘attention to detail is impressive ‘and Philip Lythgoe  is ‘highly capable in all areas of criminal work and exercises fine judgement throughout a case’. Associate James McDermott  is ‘very sensitive to his clients’ needs and extremely supportive’. The department is adept at defending allegations of serious and organised crime throughout the country and frequently advises on diverse matters such as fraud, complex drugs and gangland homicide. Other areas of expertise include high-value confiscation and restraint proceedings, and acting for clients who are based abroad and are facing criminal investigation or prosecution in the UK.

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