Mr Simon Connolly > Duncan Lewis Solicitors > Harrow, England > Lawyer Profile

Duncan Lewis Solicitors
Suite 3d
79 College Road
Harrow
HA1 1BD
England

Work Department

Crime

Position

Simon Connolly is a consultant solicitor at Duncan Lewis and specialises in criminal defence and white collar fraud matters.

He has forged a particular niche in the area of confiscation proceedings and his particular specialism is acting for clients where the prosecution seek high value orders in excess of £1 million pounds.

Simon has had conduct of matters dealing with a range of offences including theft, fraudulent trading, money laundering and various conspiracies – the most notable being conspiracy to defraud the public revenue. Simon had day to day conduct of a matter before Birmingham Crown Court in which the Prosecution sought a confiscation order in the sum of £197 million. However, upon the case being determined at a final hearing with various legal arguments being heard an order was eventually made in the sum of just over £106,000.

In 2012, along with his colleague, Simon was responsible for establishing a dedicated Proceeds of Crime and Fraud Unit. The unit represents clients nationwide and particularly focuses on proceedings where the Crown seeks multi-million pound benefit figures.

Career

He qualified as a solicitor in 2011 and joined Duncan Lewis in 2013.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Crime, fraud and licensing > General crime and fraud

With an office in Harrow, Duncan Lewis Solicitors has seen a steep increase in county line drugs cases and modern slavery defence work, which has led to a niche in this area. More widely, the team is instructed on a variety of serious criminal matters and gang-related crimes. Rubin Italia and Nicholas De Freitas lead the team, and consultant solicitor Simon Connolly is an ‘absolute star on confiscation law‘.