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Macfarlanes LLP

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Max is a member of the firm’s corporate crime and investigations team.

He advises clients on white collar defence and investigations, with a particular focus on the UK’s anti-money laundering and bribery regimes. He regularly deals with the FCA and SFO on a range of matters.

Max also advises firms on their anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and Criminal Finance Act compliance programmes and provides training in these areas.


Trained Macfarlanes 2015; qualified 2017

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)

Macfarlanes LLP represents senior executives and international high-net-worth individuals in criminal investigations and prosecutions brought by the SFO and global enforcement bodies, as well as handling extradition proceedings, interviews under caution and witness interviews, and tax investigations. The firm is able to handle cross-border proceedings, and has acted for clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, sports, and others, and is particularly noted for its ability to represent high-profile clients facing sensitive allegations of financial crime. Vastly experienced white-collar criminal defence practitioner Neill Blundell heads up the ‘cohesive and well-informed‘ team, which also includes Lorna Emson, who continues to bolster her reputation in the financial crime space, acting for executives, HNW individuals, and politicians, and senior solicitor Helen Harvey, who has notable expertise in criminal HMRC investigations. Associate Max Hobbs, who regularly represents clients facing interviews under caution, is praised as an ‘up and coming force‘.