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Ross Dixon

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Hickman & Rose

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Partner, Business crime and criminal defence fraud.


Ross brings huge experience and expertise to his work in white collar fraud, corporate crime and general crime cases. His white collar crime practice includes recent instructions to represent senior executives in the most serious SFO matters such as: Tesco (accounting irregularities); Unaoil (overseas bribery and corruption in the Middle East); Rolls-Royce (overseas bribery and corruption in Asia); HP/Autonomy (revenue recognition); FH Bertling (overseas bribery and corruption in Africa) and G4S (fraud in securing Government contracts).  Ross has acted in market abuse and benchmark fixing cases and has experience advising on criminal cartel matters. He advises on regulatory issues in the financial crime arena including cases before the FCA and the FRC.

In general crime matters Ross often represents high-profile individuals, professionals and business people at the police station and defends those who face Magistrates' and Crown Court proceedings. He has a keen appreciation of the reputation management needed by clients in such circumstances, providing a discreet and expert service.

As well as acting for individuals Ross advises companies on a broad range of crime and corporate crime issues. He often acts for media organisations on criminal law issues and has advised a number of national and international broadcasters on production orders concerning journalistic material. He has a particular interest in money laundering and has been a member of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force since 2012.

Ross speaks regularly at seminars on crime and fraud matters. He is on the committee of The Fraud Lawyers Association, is an officer of the International Bar Association Criminal Law Committee. Ross is recommended for both corporate crime and financial crime in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK Guide, and by Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence for his expertise acting for individuals, corporates and in money laundering cases.

Ross joined Hickman & Rose in 1995 and has been a partner since 1998 and is currently Chair of Partners.


Trained Simons Muirhead and Burton. Qualified 1991. Partner Hickman and Rose 1998.


IBA Criminal Law Committee officer; Fraud Lawyers Association committee member; Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force member; London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association member.


Ponteland Community High School, Northumberland; University of Leeds (1987 LLB); College of Law (1988 LSF).


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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Hickman & Rose advises on various aspects of criminal law such as murder, historic sexual abuse investigations and miscarriages of justice. It represents a range of high-profile private clients including politicians, finance workers, high-net-worth individuals and other professionals. Head of team Jenny Wiltshire has ‘sound tactical awareness and great judgment’. Ross Dixon is ‘a very knowledgeable individual who has a calm and authoritative manner’. Ben Rose acts for ITH Pharma in relation to proceedings brought under the Health and Safety and Medicines Acts. Peter Csemiczky was promoted to partner.

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Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

Hickman & Rose's ‘highly professional and very responsive’ team comprises lawyers who  are ‘genuine experts in criminal law and regulatory matters’. The firm continues to act for a former managing director of Tesco UK who is on trial for alleged fraudulent overstatement of profits of £250 million by Tesco plc. It also successfully acquired an acquittal for a US-based Barclays trader in relation to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) SFO investigation that was estimated to be worth over $1b. The ‘Very knowledgeableRoss Dixon has ‘a calm and authoritative manner which instils great confidence’, he co-heads the practice alongside Ben Rose who is ‘famous for his energy and the commitment which he brings to each of his cases’. Andrew Katzen has ‘a unique ability to grasp the essence of a matter momentarily’. Charles Kuhn left the firm for Clyde & Co LLP.

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