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Clarke Kiernan LLP Solicitors

Work 01732 360999
Fax 01732 773355
Tonbridge TN9, Tonbridge TN9

Daniel Bonich

Work 01732 360999
Clarke Kiernan LLP Solicitors

Work Department

Fraud and Regulatory Department


The managing partner and head of the fraud, regulatory and complex crime department, he is a Solicitor Advocate  and  specialist fraud supervisor dealing with many areas of practice including white-collar crime, business crime, bribery, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and criminal litigation with a particular focus on money laundering, fraud, drug trafficking and complex confiscation.

He also acts in civil litigation, advising both individual and corporate clients where there are underlying criminal allegations or asset recovery issues.


Daniel was called to the Bar in 2001 and in 2007 was admitted to the Roll as a Solicitor. Joined Clarke Kiernan in 2013 from a leading London-based firm and made a Partner in 2015.

He has acted in many large and complex fraud and serious crime cases including matters prosecuted by HM Revenue & Customs, the Serious Fraud Office, The Department for Business Innovation & Skills, the National Crime Agency (formerly the Serious Organised Crime Agency, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority,  the Maritime & Coastguard  Agency, the Criminal Assets Bureau (Ireland), the Food Standards Agency, the Health and Safety Executive and the Crown Prosecution Service Complex Case Unit.

He also advised in a number of high-profile cases ranging from murder allegations to cases of fraud against legal advisors and is experienced in dealing the cases in which there is considerable media interest. He has also been consulted by the BBC as a legal expert and has appeared on BBC News in that capacity.


Supervisor on Specialist Fraud Panel and member of VHCC Panel; CLSA committee member; Law Society; Proceeds of Crime Lawyers’ Association, Fraud Lawyers Association, Institute of Legal Finance and Management


Law (LLB (Hons), Bar Vocational Course

South East: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Crime: fraud

Clarke Kiernan LLP Solicitors ‘is exceptional when it comes to handling fraud’ litigation. From its two offices in Tonbridge, it handles the gamut of work in this field, including cases that have reached appellate courts. The team's expertise spans bribery, money laundering and HMRC investigations and prosecutions, where it ‘keeps on delivering at the highest level’. ‘Tenacious’ practice head Daniel Bonich’s ‘never-say-die attitude is a real inspiration to all’ and Dennis Clarke  ‘is highly intelligent and a creative lawyer with a sharp analytical mind, who is fearless in the defence of his clients.’ Its recent workload includes a high-profile VAT evasion fraud and a civil fraud case involving several high street banks.

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Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Clarke Kiernan LLP Solicitors has expertise in general criminal law and prison law matters and 'is outstanding in the field of criminal law', where it fields a team 'that has a strong work ethic and commitment to its caseload' and that 'really does go the extra mile for clients'. Practice head Catherine McCarthy, who is highly experienced in general criminal and prison law, is 'a formidable solicitor, who is determined, skilled and utterly committed to her clients'. The team handles cases ranging from motoring offences to violent crimes and sexual offences. Managing partner Daniel Bonich heads the fraud, regulatory and complex crime department and handles a broad range of serious criminal law matters.

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