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Tuckers Solicitors

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 1

Tuckers Solicitors

Tuckers Solicitors is especially strong in representing individuals involved in serious crime matters, including murder, manslaughter, fraud, corruption, bribery and sexual assault. The practice is led by Richard Egan, Jim Meyer and Sarnjit Lal.

Practice head(s):Richard Egan; Jim Meyer; Sarnjit Lal

Work highlights

  • Represented Jack Shepherd, who was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence after a passenger died in a fall from his speedboat. He was tried in absentia after absconding from the UK in July 2018.
  • Acted for John Broadhurst, who was alleged to have sexually assaulted and murdered his girlfriend. He was acquitted of murder and assault and was convicted on a manslaughter charge.
Leading individuals

Jim Meyer - Tuckers Solicitors

Richard Egan - Tuckers Solicitors

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Fraud: white-collar crime
Fraud: white-collar crime - ranked: tier 3

Tuckers Solicitors

Tuckers Solicitors advises on criminal defence, regulatory, civil liberties and prison law. Areas of expertise include business crime, corruption, risk management, compliance, regulatory matters, crisis management and cross-border fraud investigations. Clients include companies, financial institutions, government authorities and high-net-worth individuals. Richard Egan is recommended for his experience in fraud, private client instructions, money laundering and international criminal conspiracies.

Practice head(s):Richard Egan; Jim Meyer; Sarnjit Lal

Key Clients

Robert Bevan

Diezani Alison-Mudueke

Matthew Hird

Nathan Wyatt

Ralph Murphy

Work highlights

  • Acting for the lead defendant in an international conspiracy to cheat the public revenue of hundreds of millions of pounds in a tax avoidance scheme causing investors to invest in film development projects.
  • Acting for Diezani Alison-Mudueke the former president of OPEC and former Nigerian minister for Oil and Transport who is subject to a long running NCA investigation in the UK relating to fraud, corruption and money laundering along with moves by the current Nigerian regime to extradite her back to that jurisdiction to stand trial.
  • Acting for the financial director of a British Mining Company with contracts in Sierra Leone who is being investigated by the SFO for alleged fraud and corruption relating to mining rights in the African Republic.
Leading individuals

Richard Egan - Tuckers Solicitors

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London: Human resources

Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 4

Tuckers Solicitors

Tuckers Solicitors is often instructed by the Health and Safety Executive for criminal prosecutions and to defend enforcement notice appeals. Criminal litigator Jim Meyer leads the team and regularly acts in cases involving corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter.

Practice head(s):Jim Meyer

Other key lawyers:Julia Thomas; Nathan Cook


'The team at Tuckers combines the forensic skills of criminal litigators with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of health and safety law and practice. The team provide the highest standards of client care and are accessible always, 24/7.'

'Jim Meyer is a seasoned practitioner who combines his unrivalled knowledge of health and safety law with the wily instincts of a criminal defence lawyer.'

'Julia Thomas is formidable and professional in equal measure. She has great knowledge of health and safety law but her strength is in the practical application of that knowledge.'

Key Clients

Health and Safety Executive

Simon Thomerson

Work highlights

  • Advised the Health and Safety Executive on the prosecution of Priory Healthcare in relation to the death of patient Amy El-Keria.
  • Advised the London Borough of Camden on the prosecution of William Hill, which was responsible for a shop falling over and killing a member of the public.
  • Represented the HSE in a prosecution against McGee Group Limited following a fatal incident at a construction site in Grosvenor Square, London.
  • Advised the HSE in its prosecution against Renault Retail Group, which arose from its repeated failure to ensure that its vehicle lifts were maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.
  • Acted for the HSE on a prosecution against Oliver Connell & Son and Rydon Construction Limited involving a fatality resulting from a worker falling from a platform.

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London: Public sector

Civil liberties and human rights
Civil liberties and human rights - ranked: tier 2

Tuckers Solicitors

The 'fantastic' team at Tuckers Solicitors undertakes a broad spectrum of human rights work related to police reform, inquests, judicial review and data protection. Practice head Hind Ibrahim specialises in actions against the police and has vast experience in both criminal and civil proceedings. Zareena Mustafa, who heads the firm's public law team, is recommended for her experience in high-profile terrorism and arson cases.

Practice head(s):Hind Ibrahim; Zareena Mustafa; Keiron Walsh

Other key lawyers:Andrew Sperling; Andre Clovis; Kosar Mohammed


'Hind Ibrahim is a self-effacing star who does not seek the limelight but continuously delivers stellar performances which mark her out as a standout. She clearly leads by example and is never afraid to intervene with helpful advice to her colleagues.'

'Ibrahim is tenacious, obdurate but, above all, compassionate.'

'Andrew Sperling is one of the most respected prison lawyers from both sides of the table. Not only is his knowledge and advocacy first rate, but he has a sensible and realistic approach.'

Work highlights

  • Representing MH & AE, Shi’a Muslims, in both criminal and civil proceedings, raising Articles 8 and 9 of the ECHR in the defence of school absences for religious reasons.
  • Representing a youth offending team officer in data protection, breach of confidence and misfeasance claims relating to a campaign of harassment by a number of police officers.
  • Representing a client who was subject to terrorism prevention and investigation measures in a successful claim for false imprisonment against the Metropolitan Police.
  • Representing the mother of a man who died while a resident in a probation hostel in a claim over the staff's delay in providing medical treatment.
  • Representing two separate clients in claims for breaches of Articles 5 and 6 of the ECHR following disclosure failings by the CPS.
Leading individuals

Hind Ibrahim - Tuckers Solicitors

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