Richard Cannon > Stokoe Partnership Solicitors > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors
Second Floor, 1-3 Staple Inn
London WC1V 7QH

Work Department

Criminal Defence, White-Collar Crime


Richard Cannon is a Partner at Stokoe Partnership Solicitors. He is an extremely experienced white collar crime lawyer, practising primarily in serious fraud and related areas.

Richard has particular expertise in cases relating to serious and complex fraud together with matters of alleged bribery and corruption relating to both private and corporate clients. He also has extensive experience in high value and complex money laundering matters across the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Richard has a strong practice in relation to matters relating to cross border financial crime allegations particularly involving the United States assisting clients on a number of fronts including US civil proceedings and fighting extradition to the US.

Richard joined Stokoe Partnership Solicitors from Gunnercooke, and prior to this he was also a Partner at Mishcon de Reya and Janes Solicitors.

Significant previous cases include R v Jain (a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) case in relation to Allied Deals/RBG), R v Gangar (SFO case regarding Dobb White) R v Richards and Others (Operation Amazon), an HMRC prosecution regarding carbon credit offset tax fraud. Richard also represented the Grillo sisters in the “case of the year” of 2013.

Richard has been consistently ranked by Chambers and Partners for financial crime where has been described as a “fantastic person to have on your side” who is “knowledgeable, thoughtful and efficient”. He has also been praised as a “a great tactical defence lawyer” and “a very smart and intuitive lawyer”. He is also ranked as a Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500 UK 2022 guide where he is described as having “notable experience in international matters involving the US.”

Lawyer Rankings

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

Representing a range of lawyers and senior executives, the ‘professional, attentive, and hugely experienced’ practice at Stokoe Partnership Solicitors specialises in defending both criminal and civil claims, including bribery, fraud, and money laundering. The team demonstrates strong cross-border capabilities through regularly handling multi-jurisdictional investigations brought by UK and international enforcement agencies, showing a special niche in acting for individuals allegedly involved in organised crime. Richard Cannon leads the team, boasting expertise in financial crime matters, while Bambos Tsiattalou focuses on bribery and corruption cases. Other key figures include Amjid Jabbar, an expert on money laundering; Brian Swan, noted for his knowledge of tax fraud; and criminal defence lawyer Maria Theodoulou.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors‘ criminal department is headed by founding partner Bambos Tsiattalou, who brings more than three decades of experience to the team. The practice regularly advises clients on criminal matters such as murder, drug trafficking, and firearms offences. ‘StrategistMaria Theodoulou is a key contact for EncroChat matters, while Brian Swan is experienced in assisting clients in the full range of serious criminal matters. Richard Cannon specialises in cross-border financial crime cases as well as extradition matters and is described by clients as ‘understated but brilliant‘. Solicitor advocate Abigail Ashford is also a recommended member of the team.