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

Blackfords LLP
20 Farringdon Street

Work Department

Co-Head of Dispute Resolution


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 formidable and brilliant lawyer in both the national and international press.

Gary’s specialist legal portfolio means that he is often instructed to defend ultra high net worth individuals who have complex, multi-jurisdictional legal problems, CEOs, company members, lawyers and accountants together with public figures including royalty, politicians, celebrities and professional sports persons (football, cricket and rugby). 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 work also includes advising a number of individuals and companies in matters in India, Belgium and the UAE. In addition, Gary is instructed in a number of fraud, money laundering, insider trading and bribery and corruption matters. Gary has a healthy private crime caseload and his work includes investigations of historical sexual allegations, art and antiquities investigations and is  the principal solicitor for a number of individuals under investigation for corporate manslaughter and health and safety allegations arising from the police investigation in the Grenfell Inquiry.


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)

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London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general

(Hall of Fame)

Gary BloxsomeBlackfords LLP

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)

(Hall of Fame)

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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.

London > Dispute resolution > Professional discipline

With ‘a fantastic understanding of client pressures‘, Blackfords LLP houses health and social care sector specialists. The group also has notable expertise in representing serving police and Ministry of Defence Police personnel in misconduct proceedings; the group also acts for football professionals and assisting those facing sexual abuse allegations of a historic nature is a fast-growing area for the firm. Group head Gary Rubin, Trevor Francis and Gary Bloxsome are all experienced in professional discipline matters; director Philip Williams in Cardiff represents social care clients; and solicitor advocate Jennifer Richardson‘s recent work includes acting for social care and medical professionals.

London > Employment > Health and safety

Blackfords LLP‘s health and safety law team has a very active practice, handling cases with a criminal dimension and broader regulatory and other non-contentious matters. In particular, this involves investigations, gross negligence and corporate manslaughter and coroners’ inquests. The team is nationally well known for its expertise in the rail sector, displayed by team head Gary Rubin , a longstanding specialist in health and safety and regulatory law. Gary Bloxsome has a considerable amount of experience across the spectrum of criminal and regulatory investigations, particularly with gross negligence manslaughter cases.