Gary Bloxsome > Blackfords LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Blackfords LLP

Work Department

Head of Fraud, Business and Serious Crime Team


Partner, Solicitor-Advocate.

Gary is recognised and renowned for providing clear, comprehensive and tactical legal advice to both individuals and organisations both nationally and internationally.

Gary has been described as a formidable lawyer by the International press when advising an individual in one of the most high profile cases in decades.

Gary’s specialist legal portfolio means that he is often instructed to defend ultra high net worth individuals who have complex, multi-jurisdictional financial arrangements, CEOs, company members, lawyers and accountants together with public figures including royalty, politicians, celebrities and professional sports persons (football, cricket and rugby). Gary’s work by its nature, is very high profile and receives national and international press, Gary is acknowledged for his expertise in dealing with reputation issues and crisis management of individuals and companies. 

Gary’s current instructions include advising an individual (in the UK )in the highest profile US investigation into trafficking young females worldwide. Gary’s current work also include insider trading cases, e-crime and internet offences, bribery and corruption in both the UK and internationally, health and safety and corporate manslaughter cases. Gary is also instructed as the principal solicitor in a quasi public enquiry to defend high ranking military personnel under investigation for war crimes arising from the Iraq War.


Trained Robert Blackford & Co; qualified 1991; partner Robert Blackford & Co 1992-2007; partner Blackfords LLP 2007 to date.


The Complex Crime Unit (Legal Services Commission); the Extradition Lawyers Association; VHCC (panel supervisor and contract manager); LCCSA; SAHCA; POCLA; FA Football Agents Regulations (registered lawyer).


College of Law, London.


Golf, fitness and Spurs season ticket holder

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Gary BloxsomeBlackfords LLP

Blackfords LLP remains a market leader in the crime space, with a proven track record in handling the most serious cases, including violent crime, drug-related offences and sexual assault. Preeminent practitioner Gary Bloxsome jointly leads the team with Trevor Francis and handles an assortment of complex matters including financial crime and fraud with an international aspect. Diana Payne oversees the ‘exceptionally good‘ general crime practice and is noted for her decades of expertise in criminal proceedings. The core group also comprises Hannah GilesLucinda Shand, and counsel Rachel Wilson. On the fraud side, Daniel Cundy is the key figurehead with specialisms in white-collar crime, fraud, corruption, tax and money laundering cases. He also handles cross-border matters.

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

(Leading individuals)

Gary BloxsomeBlackfords LLP

The financial crime team at Blackfords LLP is noted for its experience in substantial and complex financial crime cases that include allegations of  bribery and corruption, investment fraud, money laundering and insider dealing. ‘Exceptional litigator‘ Gary Bloxsome co-heads the team and is experienced in cases prosecuted by the SFO, FCA, HMRC and CPS, among others. Daniel Cundy, who also co-heads the team, handles CMA matters and criminal and civil Proceeds of Crime Act matters. Trevor Francis deals with serious crime, complex frauds, MTIC investigations and regulatory matters.

London > Dispute resolution > Professional discipline

Noted for its focus on the health and social care sectors, Blackfords LLP‘s ‘work standard is outstanding‘. The practice represents clients at hearings before the GMC, GDC, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Social Work England, and Health and Care Professions Council. It also has considerable expertise in representing serving police and MoD police personnel in misconduct proceedings. Another area of note is acting for solicitors in SRA investigations, while a growing practice area is the representation of football professionals, who face historic sexual abuse allegations. Gary Rubin leads the regulatory team, which includes Trevor Francis, Gary Bloxsome, director Philip Williams and solicitor advocate Jennifer Richardson.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general

(Hall of Fame)

Gary BloxsomeBlackfords LLP

Class actGary Bloxsome co-leads the general crime team at Blackfords LLP with fraud specialist Trevor Francis. Covering the entire range of criminal work, the firm is particularly known for representing high-profile and high-net-worth clients. Recent cases have covered murder, gangland killings, street violence, money laundering, drugs, and serious sexual offences. In addition, the firm handles allegations of war crimes, corporate manslaughter, immigration and election law matters. Daniel Cundy is recommended for complex issues such as tax evasion and breaches of sanctions, while associate Naureen Shariff demonstrates ‘exceptional client handling skills’.