Firm Profile > Stokoe Partnership Solicitors > London, England

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors
646-648 HIGH ROAD
E11 3AA

Crime: general Tier 2

At Stokoe Partnership Solicitors, the 'very hardworking' team is noted for its 'strength in depth', covering a broad spectrum of serious criminal matters, with murder, cybercrime, armed robbery, large scale drugs conspiracies and bribery cases featuring in the group's recent workload. Senior partner and practice head Bambos Tsiattalou is 'a wise head whose advice is much sought after, and a tenacious defender', and 'he runs the firm like a well oiled machine'. Brian Swan is 'careful and thorough'.

Practice head(s):

Bambos Tsiattalou

Other key lawyers:


Stokoe Partnership Solicitors is a smooth-running firm which deals with the whole range of general crime‘.

Bambos Tsiattalou is a commanding figure who inspires trust and confidence‘.

Brian Swan is tactically smart and really goes into battle for his clients‘.

Fraud: white-collar crime Tier 3

Boutique Stokoe Partnership Solicitors provides privately funded and legally aided advice on various financial and white-collar crime matters. Areas of expertise include commercial fraud, bribery, corruption, cybercrime and hacking. The firm also handles HMRC and VAT issues, confiscation and civil recovery matters and is seeing an increase in instructions in relation to money laundering, confiscation and extradition. Clients include high-net-worth individuals, professionals including solicitors, financial brokers and company directors, and corporate entities. Bambos Tsiattalou heads the team and is adept at handling financial matters including insider dealing, regulatory and FCA investigations.

Practice head(s):

Bambos Tsiattalou

Other key lawyers:

Amjid Jabbar; Brian Swan; Paul Oliver; Maria Theodoulou

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors is a leading criminal litigation law firm, specialising in representing corporations, public bodies and individuals in high-value, high-profile and complex criminal matters.

The firm: The firm has three offices, two in London and one in Manchester, and acts in a wide range of serious crime cases, including commercial fraud and regulatory offences, involving multiple jurisdictions.

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors was established in 1994 by Bambos Tsiattalou, whose attention to detail, meticulous case preparation and high level of client care have become the standard and ethos of the firm as a whole. It is because of this approach that the firm secures large-scale cases, referred not only by previous as well as existing clients, but also by barristers and other professionals.

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors’ expertise consistently attracts high-profile criminal defence work prosecuted by bodies, such as HM Revenue & Customs, the Serious Fraud Office, the Crown Prosecution Service, National Crime Agency, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and various other regulatory bodies in relation to serious crime matters including fraud, bribery, corruption, money laundering, fraudulent trading, HMRC and VAT allegations, cybercrime and hacking, drug trafficking, armed robbery, murder and extradition.

Amongst the firm’s clients are top executives and other professionals, both domestic and international, including high-profile and high-net worth individuals as well as professional service firms and corporations. Due to its strong reputation with overseas lawyers and organisations, the firm can provide access to experts in foreign jurisdictions and also receives instructions from foreign lawyers on serious crime matters relating to English Law.

The firm also undertakes civil work and utilises its extensive experience and expertise to advise and represent clients effectively. This work includes civil claims brought by individuals and corporate entities for civil fraud, tax investigation by HMRC and company disputes.

Types of work undertaken: Bribery and corruption: the firm has unparalleled expertise in a wide range of corruption and bribery matters involving the UK and overseas jurisdictions and has extensive experience in representing clients under investigation for these offences, including high-profile cases such as British Aerospace and Mabey and Johnson.

Extradition: the firm has a long-established reputation in this area, including cases from the US, EU countries, UAE, Turkey, Ghana and Thailand.

Fraud and regulatory: the firm specialises in cases ranging from international frauds involving the United Nations and foreign government ministers to large-scale City frauds. It increasingly attracts a growing number of private instructions, both from its own clients and clients referred to the firm, including regulatory issues brought, for example, by Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, Serious Fraud Office, Health and Safety Executive and Security Industry Authority.

General crime: the firm has vast experience in criminal law, handling a wide range of cases from theft and drug trafficking to murder and terrorism. Its cases often involve serious and complex crimes that are widely reported by the media, such as the Hatton Garden burglary.

Insider dealing: the firm is well-versed in dealing with allegations relating to insider dealing and market abuse, including insider trading; manipulation of transactions and/or devices in the action of insider trading; dissemination of misleading information; and misleading behaviour. It deals with insider dealing cases that have proceeded via both civil and criminal jurisdictions and advises clients who are subject to search warrants or have their assets frozen as the result of restraint orders.

Money laundering: the firm deals with various money laundering investigations and prosecutions. The lawyers have extensive experience challenging restraint orders in such matters. It also represents individuals and businesses that have been subject to Suspicious Activity Reports.

Proceeds of crime: the firm assists clients in matters involving cash seizure, detention and forfeiture; civil forfeiture and civil recovery and confiscation orders, restraints and receivership, and revenue functions.?The firm regularly challenges ex-parte Restraint Orders.

Tax fraud: the firm’s fraud lawyers are experienced in representing clients facing a wide range of tax fraud allegations, and particularly those facing allegations of MTIC/VAT fraud.

Search warrants: the firm regularly acts and has significant success in challenging search warrants obtained by the police, or other investigatory bodies, in the High Court by way of Judicial Review proceedings.

Other areas of expertise include appeals, judicial reviews and road traffic offences.

Department Name Email Telephone
Founding partner Bambos Tsiattalou
Serious and white-collar crime Bambos Tsiattalou
Serious and white-collar crime Brian Swan
Serious and white-collar crime Maria Theodoulou
Commercial fraud and regulatory offences Amjid Jabbar
Commercial fraud and regulatory offences Bambos Tsiattalou
General crime Maria Theodoulou
Photo Name Position Profile
 Brian Swan  photo Brian Swan
Number of UK partners : 6
Number of other UK fee-earners : 7