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Irwin Mitchell

RIVERSIDE EAST, 2 MILLSANDS, SHEFFIELD, S3 8DT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0370 1500 100
Fax:
Fax 0114 275 3306
DX:
10513 SHEFFIELD
Email:
Web:
www.irwinmitchell.com

Paul Haycock

Tel:
Work 0114 274 4275
Email:
Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Business legal and services – regulatory and criminal investigations group.

Position

Paul is head of the Northern regulatory and criminal investigations group. Over nearly 30 years, Paul has acquired a wealth of experience conducting high-profile, sensitive and serious cases. His skill set has been developed over many years dealing with the full range of criminal law matters and the broadest spectrum of clients. Many of his cases have been high profile and reported. Over the last decade, Paul has focused on corporate crime, cartel offences, corruption, regulation and compliance and on related civil matters. Paul has acted for individuals, public figures, companies and other organisations. He is increasingly being sought out to assist in either conducting internal inquiries or to protect the interests of corporate clients who are subject to such inquiries from regulatory or prosecuting authorities. He has a proven track record in avoiding or defending prosecutions by all the leading authorities (including SFO, OFT, FCA, CPS, HMRC and HSE). Commercially aware, Paul increasingly receives instructions in matters where there is a criminal and civil law overlap. Recent highlights include: conducted internal corporate investigation into civil fraud, health and safety and an assessment of a multi-million pound commercial dispute; successfully resisted the first of a series of extradition requests from Dubai; defended in a Trading Standards cross-border advanced fee fraud; defended in an SFO prosecution for fraudulent trading and asset stripping; defended a number of SFO prosecutions for advanced fee and boiler room frauds; instructed in an FCA prosecution for collective investment schemes; instructed in an OFT cartel investigation; defending investigations and prosecutions for bribery and corruption matters; instructed in an HMRC investigation into high-yield investors in the film industry tax scheme; and represented solicitors and accountants on issues relating to disclosure and privilege.

Career

Bronson & Bramley (Sheffield); Taylor, Swift, Richards & Watson (Sheffield); Irwin Mitchell (Sheffield) 2008.

Education

Ecclesfield Grammar School, Sheffield.

Leisure

Walking, reading, skiing and watching sport.


North West: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Crime: fraud

Paul Haycock  heads an experienced team at Irwin Mitchell  . Senior associate Emma Windle  is adept at defending individuals in complex and large scale commercial fraud and financial fraud. The team regularly advises individuals, companies and boards on criminal liability, compliance and multi-jurisdictional investigations. The department is also well regarded for its extensive experience in assisting clients with internal investigations over issues of internal theft and fraud as well as bribery and corruption. In addition the broad practice also advises on other major issues of financial crime such as insider dealing and breaches of the financial services regulations.

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Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Irwin Mitchell  is particularly experienced in fraud and financial crime but also advises on serious general crime and on complex regulatory issues. Head of team Paul Haycock is increasingly advising on corporate internal inquiries and on protecting the interests of corporate clients who are subject to various inquiries from regulatory authorities and prosecuting bodies. Emma Windle  is another key member of the department. Recent work includes successfully defending a client been charged with inappropriate behaviour of a sexual nature securing the acquittal of its client after trial in a case concerning a large-scale regional conspiracy to supply drugs locally.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Crime: fraud

The regulatory and criminal investigations group at Irwin Mitchell is known for its capabilities in handling complex white-collar crime fraud matters, including acting for companies and boards on criminal liability, compliance and multi-jurisdictional investigations. Paul Haycock heads up the team which also frequently advises on internal investigations, bribery and corruption, as well as financial services crime allegations. Other key names to note include Emma Windle and John Davies.

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Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

The regulatory and criminal investigations group at Irwin Mitchell is led by Paul Haycock, who splits his time between the firm's Manchester and Sheffield offices. Haycock handles a range of matters including murder investigations and prosecutions, and has experience in successfully resisting extradition requests. Another key name to note is Emma Windle who works across the Leeds and Sheffield offices and specialises in white collar crime.

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