Firm Profile > Stokoe Partnership Solicitors > London, England

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors
646-648 HIGH ROAD
E11 3AA

Crime: general Tier 1

Described as 'the man to go to for criminal law advice', Bambos Tsiattalou leads the 'fantastic' general crime team at Stokoe Partnership Solicitors. Founded in 1994, it carries out both privately funded and legal aid work.  The firm is widely recognised for its ability to handle multi-million pound cases involving drug smuggling, money laundering, cybercrime and hacking. In addition, individuals facing HMRC and VAT allegations (as well as confiscation and civil recovery) can benefit from its expertise. Brian Swan is regularly sought out for his specialist knowledge of extradition law, while finance specialist Amjid Jabbar  has an 'impressive track record'.

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One of the leading defence firms in the country’

Offer a “Rolls Royce” service to all clients, regardless of the size of the case.

A revelation of a firm. They cover the full spectrum of crime and fraud with a burgeoning civil practice. They pursue cases with a relentless rigour’

‘Tough and fearless and take no nonsense. Advice is clear. They instil confidence. They have a wide range of clients both domestically and, increasingly, internationally

A first class outfit. Vast experience in serious criminal and fraud allegations. 

Bambos Tsiattalou is the man to go to for criminal advice. He leads by example, cares passionately about each of his firm’s cases and insists on the highest quality care and attention being given to his clients’

‘Amjid Jabbar goes from strength to strength in relation to financial crime matters & asset forfeiture while remaining incredibly pleasant and a delight to work with

Brian Swan  is a standout individual.  Thorough,  hardworking, approachable and trustworthy. Unflappable in a crisis


Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals) Tier 4

Criminal defence boutique Stokoe Partnership Solicitors advises individuals on financial and white-collar crime matters. It handles privately and publicly funded cases, and represents high-net-worth individuals, professionals, company directors and corporate entities. Areas of focus include commercial fraud, money laundering, bribery, corruption, cybercrime and hacking, HMRC and VAT fraud. Founding partner Bambos Tsiattalou heads the practice and is noted for his experience in FCA investigations, confiscation and restraint, civil recovery and extradition matters.

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: There are three offices, two in London and one in Manchester, and the firm 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 Brian Swan is a Partner at Stokoe Partnership Solicitors. Brian has a…
Number of UK partners : 6
Number of other UK fee-earners : 7