Trevor Francis > Blackfords LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Blackfords LLP
20 Farringdon Street
EC4A 4EN
England

Position

Managing Partner, Solicitor-Advocate.

Trevor specialises in regulatory investigations and enquiries, crisis management and reputation protection for ultra high net worth clients, serious fraud, money laundering and high value confiscation and restraint issues and Coroner Inquests.

Current instructions include corporate manslaughter, electroral law issues, defamation actions, Trading Standard investigations and proceedings, Insider trading, Libor and Forex, e-crime and internet offences, extradition, bribery and corruption and high value international civil fraud and asset recovery.

Career

  • Stonehams, Croydon 1998-99 – assistant solicitor
  • Wragge & Co, Birmingham 1999-2000 – assistant solicitor
  • Francis Lovett, Woking 2000-07 – Managing Partner
  • Blackfords LLP 2007 to present – Managing Partner

Memberships

  • Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA)
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA)
  • Extradition Lawyers Association (ELA)
  • Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA)
  • London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA)
  • Criminal Law Solicitors Association (CLSA)
  • Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA)
  • Registered lawyer under the FA Football Agents Regulations.

Education

Midhurst Grammar School
University of Wales, Aberystwyth (LLB Hons)
College of Law, Guildford.

Leisure

Cricket, member Surrey CCC, rugby

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general

Blackfords LLP is active on the full range of high-profile cases, extending from murder, serious assault and gangland violence to money laundering, drug offences and sexual crimes. The department has an aptitude for defending professional clients, including police and army officers, healthcare professionals, and company directors. ‘Ferocious’ co-head Gary Bloxsome has a history of significant international scale work, with experience handling all areas of serious crime, including war crime allegations. Co-head Trevor Francis‘ practice covers high-profile murder and homicide cases, in addition to expertise in the area of financial crime. Gary Rubin specialises in regulatory law, and is experienced in gross negligence manslaughter and corporate manslaughter. Counsel Rachel Wilson is also noted.

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

Offering notable litigation and general criminal law expertise, Blackfords LLP represents individuals facing white-collar criminal proceedings throughout investigation, charge, trial, and appeal, acting both for executives and high net-worth individuals privately as well as for legal aid clients. The firm is regularly involved in high-profile investigations by the SFO, FCA, and police forces relating to bribery, serious fraud, and corruption, and has also increased its involvement in complex, multi-jurisdictional cases, often involving engagement with international law enforcement. Daniel Cundy and Gary Bloxsome head up the ‘hard nosed and tough‘ team, both offering civil and criminal fraud and financial crime expertise, while ‘first class‘ managing partner Trevor Francis is a key senior figure in the team for serious fraud and money laundering cases. In-house barrister Rachel Wilson takes the lead on litigation and advocacy work, while senior associate Jennifer Richardson is noted for her expertise in mortgage fraud, Ponzi frauds and carousel frauds.