Mr Daniel Cundy > Blackfords LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Blackfords LLP


Partner, London office

Specialises in white collar criminal defence; advising company directors, officers and private individuals and representing those facing investigations, and those defending large and complex cases, which include allegations of VAT, duty, corporate tax and personal tax evasion, corruption, bribery and breaches of sanctions; pensions, property, mortgage and insurance fraud allegations and money-laundering, brought by all large prosecuting bodies, including the SFO, NCA, HMRC and the police.

Regularly provides discreet advice and assistance to a number of national organisations in respect of various matters and, with other partners of the firm, advises and assists in relation to regulatory matters involving the Electoral Commission.

Particularly experienced at dealing with representation at interviews, disclosure matters, raids and warrants – including judicial challenges to them, legal privilege matters and abuse of process arguments – having brought about high profile stays of prosecution in a number of large cases. Recently brought about a change to the BBC Trust policy and protocol for film crews attending raids, as a result of a successful application for a stay of prosecution for reason of a rare, ‘limb two’, abuse resulting from the conduct of the police and the BBC in the course and conduct of a criminal investigation.

Continues to act for the first defendant in what is said to be the largest and most complex tax fraud case ever prosecuted by HMRC. Continues to represent general counsel from a large mining company which is subject to an ongoing SFO multi-jurisdictional investigation. Represents individual ex-employee of a company in a large prosecution brought by National Trading Standards in relation to allegations of the operation nationally of a number of fraudulent consumer websites; continues to represent an individual in respect of Iraq Historic Allegations investigations.

Regularly deals with proceeds of crime and money laundering matters, including restraint orders, freezing orders and confiscation proceedings. Also deals with regulatory matters in various other fields including Trading Standards matters, toy and product regulation and sports disciplinary.  


Willoughby & Partners (intellectual property and civil litigation); EBR Attridge LLP (latterly Head of Fraud Dept.) 2003-12; Partner Blackfords LLP 2012-present.


Law Society; Fraud Lawyers Association; International Bar Association.


University of Reading (BA Hons); College of Law (CPE, LPC).


Enjoys music (is a lifelong musician), running and gardening.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: fraud

(Leading individuals)

Daniel CundyBlackfords LLP

Blackfords LLP is noted for its strong track record in high-profile fraud cases, both in the South East and nationally. The firm is particularly experienced in Very High Cost Cases, as well as matters involving multiple jurisdictions. The ‘tenacious and combative’ Trevor Francis heads the team along with the ‘highly intelligent‘ Gary Bloxsome, and both are highly experienced in serious fraud. Other key names at the practice include fraud specialist Daniel Cundy, and solicitor-advocate Diana Payne.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime

(Leading individuals)

Daniel CundyBlackfords LLP

Blackfords LLP advises on bribery, corruption, investment fraud, money laundering, insider dealing, HMRC investigations and tax-related matters. It often acts in multi-jurisdictional cases, dealing with investigations and actions brought by the SFO, HMRC, NCA, FCA, the Insolvency Service, Trading Standards, CPS and the police, and other regulators. Co-head of team Daniel Cundy focuses on white-collar crime, fraud, corruption, tax and money laundering cases. Co-head of team Trevor Francis specialises in serious fraud, money laundering and confiscations. Gary Bloxsome also co-heads the team.