Mr Matthew Corn > Olliers > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Olliers
CASTLEFIELD CHAMBERS
11 DUKE STREET
MANCHESTER
M3 4NF
England

Work Department

Serious Crime

Position

Solicitor

Matthew Corn qualified as a barrister in 1995. He transferred to become a solicitor in 2002 and joined Olliers in April 2014.

His background is as a Serious Crime Specialist and he is a supervisor for VHCC cases for both fraud and non fraud. His litigator caseload invariably involves cases prosecuted following National Crime Agency (NCA) investigations as well as HM Revenue and Customs and also the Counter Terrorism unit. He also deals with a number of complex proceeds of crime confiscation matters and has appeared in high profile cases involving fraud, drugs importation conspiracies and terrorism.

  • 2019 – Lincoln Crown Court – R v K ; representing defendant charged with Murder
  • 2019 – Leicester Crown Court – Operation Buster ; representing defendant charged as part of a multi handed importation, supply, and production of Class A and B drugs.
  • 2019 – Manchester Crown Court – Representing two defendants charged in multi handed drug supply allegation.
  • 2018 – Operation Cosmetic – Manchester Crown Court representing defendant charged with a conspiracy to supply class A drugs and possession of a firearms.
  • 2018-2019 – Operation Blush – Liverpool crown Court. Representing defendant charged with conspiracy to possess firearms and to supply class A and B drugs.
  • 2018-2019 – Operation Quartz –Manchester crown Court. Representing defendant charged with production of amphetamine.
  • 2018-2019 – Operation Hemisphere – Sheffield Crown Court. Representing defendants charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
  • 2018 – Operation Pelican – Preston Crown Court; representing defendant in money laundering allegation involving 2 other defendants.
  • 2018 – Operation Image – Manchester Court; representing a defendant in multi handed gang related murder.
  • 2017/8 –  R v K – Leicester Crown Court, represented defendant charged with entering into a money laundering arrangement and subsequent confiscation proceedings.
  • 2017 – R v T – Manchester Crown Court; represented defendant charged  with murdering his friend.
  • 2017-2019 – Operation Crew – Nottingham Crown Court. Representing defendant in multi handed conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
  • 2017 – Operation Legend  – Manchester Crown Court. Representing defendant in large scale drugs and money laundering conspiracy.
  • 2017 – R v L – Maidstone Crown Court. Representing defendant charged with fraud by abuse of position.
  • 2017 – R v G Manchester Crown Court. Representing defendant charged in a multi handed kidnapping, robbery and wounding allegation.
  • 2017 – Operation Jasper – Preston Crown Court.  Represented defendant in multi handed large scale conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
  • 2017 – Operation Troop –  Manchester Crown Court. Successfully represented defendant in multi handed “gang related” murder case. Client acquitted of murder and guilty of manslaughter.
  • 2017 – Operation Crackle – Birmingham Crown Court. Representing defendant in multi handed conspiracy to rob and supply a firearm.
  • 2016 – Operation Coda – Liverpool Crown Court. Represented defendant in a multi handed gangland style murder case.
  • 2016 –  Operation Reactor – Chester Crown Court. Represented defendant charged with murder. Jury acquitted of murder and convicted of manslaughter
  • 2016 – Operation Afterburn II – Portsmouth Crown Court. Currently representing 2 defendants in a multi handed conspiracy to supply Class Drugs.
  • 2016 – Operation Cornwallis – Manchester Crown Court. Currently representing defendants in a money laundering and illegal money lending case.
  • 2016 – Operation Quad – Norwich Crown Court. Representing defendant in a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
  • 2016 – Operation Limited – Liverpool Crown Court. Represented defendants charged with mortgage fraud and money laundering.
  • 2015 – Operation Yap – Sheffield Crown Court. Represented client in POCA proceedings where just £1 ordered.  Read more
  • 2015 – Operation Calzone – Northampton Crown Court. Currently representing one of 19 defendants charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
  • 2015 – Operation Measure – Caernarfon Crown Court. Represented defendant in multi handed conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
  • 2015 – Operation Destiny – Leeds Crown Court. Currently representing two defendants charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, and Money laundering.
  • 2015 – Operation Wreckage – Manchester Crown Court. Represented defendant charged with conspiracy to supply Class B drugs.
  • 2014 R –v– S  Liverpool Crown Court. Represented defendant charged with conspiring to import half a tonne of cocaine.
  • 2014 R –v– B Manchester Crown Court. Represented former bank manager charged with fraudulently transferring over half a million pounds of client money into his own accounts.
  • 2014 R –v– S Manchester Crown Court. Representation of defendant charged as part of a multi million pound money laundering operation prosecuted by HMRC.
  • 2014 R –v– R Liverpool Crown Court. Representing defendant charged with importation of drugs previously known as “legal highs”.
  • 2014 – Operation Cobweb – Teesside Crown Court, represented defendant in large scale conspiracy to supply Class A Drugs.
  • 2011 – Operation Munda – Manchester Crown Court. Representation in terrorism case involving the use of undercover officers infiltrating a group said to be recruiting for the Taliban.

Career

Called to Bar 1995
Admitted to Roll of Solicitors 2002
Dysons 2009-14
Draycott Browne 2001-9
Olliers 2014- Present

Education

University of Leicester 1993 BA Hons
Inns of Court school of Law 1995
University of Leicester 1998 MA

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Lawyer Rankings

North West > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general crime and fraud

Olliers, a criminal defence and regulatory law firm, specialises in the defence of serious general and financial crimes. The firm is recommended for its handling of regulatory issues, sexual offences, asset recovery, insolvency disputes and motor offences. Managing director Matthew Claughton heads the team, recognised for defending allegations of serious crime, fraud, regulatory matters and sexual offences. Matthew Corn deals with complex proceeds of crime confiscation matters and as well as cases involving fraud, drugs importation conspiracies, murder and terrorism. Alex Preston is noted for representing neurodiverse clients, as well as those with psychiatric and learning difficulties.