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Hickman & Rose

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Crime: general Tier 1

'Stellar firm' Hickman & Rose acts for a client base of high-profile individuals, including celebrities and high-net-worth individuals, with recent work including cases involving murder, fraud, historic sexual abuse investigations (and recent sexual offences), health and safety matters and GBH. Jenny Wiltshire - 'one of the pre-eminent lawyers in this space' - leads the practice; Ross Dixon, Ben RoseAileen Colhoun and Peter Csemiczky are key individuals.

Practice head(s):

Jenny Wiltshire


Jenny Wiltshire is one of the pre-eminent lawyers in this space; she is very well connected and very knowledgeable‘.

Ben Rose is utterly practical and strategic in his approach‘.

Aileen Colhoun is a very safe pair of hands‘.

Peter Csemiczky has exceptional client care skills and is very personable‘.

Fraud: white-collar crime Tier 1

Specialist litigation boutique Hickman & Rose focuses on advising business leaders, such as directors or senior executives, when their companies are under investigation. Areas of expertise include financial regulatory, professional regulatory, bribery and fraud. Co-head of team Ben Rose specialises in financial crime. His clients include CEOs, senior managers and law firms. Ross Dixon, who also co-heads the team, is experienced in acting for individuals caught up in SFO investigations.

Practice head(s):

Ben Rose; Ross Dixon

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Katzen; Aileen Colhoun; Christopher Houssemayne du Boulay; Steffan Baker; Emily Sheils; Claire Wallace


‘Hickman Rose are a very impressive boutique practice’.

‘The team is responsive, reassuring and always fully informed about their subject areas’.            

‘Andrew Katzen is an excellent fraud solicitor; he is quick, bright and good with clients’.

‘Aileen Colhoun is a very good fraud solicitor who has a wealth of experience’.

‘Ross Dixon is a true expert in white-collar fraud and corporate crime and has acted in a number of high profile cases’. 

‘Ben Rose is a very driven individual with endless energy and a wealth of experience’. 

‘Ben Rose is sensible and pragmatic but very clear and robust in his advice’. 

‘Ben Rose  must never sleep because he is continuously agitating, cajoling and manoeuvring on behalf of his clients’.

‘Aileen Colhourn always show empathy and understanding and is always realistic about a problem’.

Civil liberties and human rights Tier 2

The team at Hickman & Rose is led by 'outstanding partner' Daniel Machover and handles the full scope of civil liberties matters, with an emphasis on actions against the police and authorities, as well as public inquiries related to death in custody. Kate Maynard acts for clients who have been failed by the criminal justice system and also handles judicial review claims. Stefano Ruis is noted for his expertise in police law.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Machover

Other key lawyers:


The team is absolutely dedicated to its client base, going above and beyond the work that most firms would do. They give superb advice, make excellent tactical decisions and are a pleasure to work with.’

‘Daniel Machover is an outstanding individual with a mind for the complex but the compassion and skill to relay information in layman’s terms. He is dignified and straight talking.’

‘Stefano Ruis is one of the best solicitors I have worked with. Calm, efficient, highly intelligent, tactical, reasonable and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Kate Maynard is incredibly bright and industrious: a real fighter who is able to deal sensitively with clients.’

Key clients

Sean Rigg

Thomas Orchard

Dalian Atkinson

Sean Fitzgerald

Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry

Administrative and public law Tier 3

Hickman & Rose has broad experience in bringing public law challenges on behalf of individuals (including high-net-worth clients), commercial entities and charities. The team has a well-established reputation for public inquiry work; practice head Daniel Machover is acting for core participants in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and associate Helen Stone is acting for INQUEST as intervenor in a judicial review concerning a senior coroner’s determinations. Stefano Ruis and Kate Maynard also have a wealth of expertise in bringing judicial review applications against policing bodies, regularly acting for victims of state abuse, detainees, bereaved families and individuals contesting breaches of Article 8 of the ECHR. Another unique aspect of the practice is its expertise in challenging Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) decisions alleging breaches of rights to privacy.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Machover


The team consists of extremely dedicated and technically excellent lawyers, with very considerable experience in public law challenges

Daniel Machover is very dedicated to his clients, and is a technically brilliant lawyer and a clever strategist

Kate Maynard is a very impressive lawyer; she is a great strategist who builds strong relationships with her clients and works extremely hard

Key clients

Ali Babitu Kololo


Paul Tomlin (father of Duncan Tomlin)

Amnesty International and Redress

Ann Power

Marcia Rigg-Samuel

Professional discipline Tier 4

Hickman & Rose 'differentiates itself through the quality of the partners that lead its teams and the high degree of partner involvement in work'. The professional disciplinary practice is led by Andrew Katzen, who works closely with associate Claire Wallace. Most of the firm's professional discipline cases come before the CQC, SRA and GMC, as well as the financial regulators. Ben Rose advises clients facing accusations of professional misconduct, particularly where professional regulatory issues intersect with criminal issues, and Ross Dixon and Aileen Colhoun are also key names.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Katzen


This is not a firm that delegates by abdication; clients have the assurance that a partner with expertise and experience will take the lead role in cases, the development of the strategy and the provision of the service‘.

‘All partners involve themselves in instructions from the outset and ensure that nothing is done without considering how any action – or inaction – will impact on the overall strategy‘.

Key clients

Former CEO of a global bank

Financial services: contentious Tier 5

White collar and professional regulatory specialist Hickman & Rose is a boutique practice acting for individuals, notably directors and executives, in financial services regulatory investigations. Practice head Ben Rose has particular expertise in criminal defence work and regulatory litigation. In a recent highlight, his team represented Neil Danziger, a trader at the Royal Bank of Scotland under investigation by the FCA and SFO for alleged manipulation of LIBOR. Also notable in the team is Andrew Katzen, who is 'generous with his time and deals calmly with developments at what can be very stressful times for clients.'

Practice head(s):

Ben Rose

Other key lawyers:


‘Andrew Katzen has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law and current events in his sector, and also a good relationship with regulatory authorities’

Hickman & Rose are litigation specialists working in corporate and financial crime, serious and general crime, regulatory law, professional discipline, civil liberties, human rights and fraud. The firm’s expert lawyers offer bespoke and discrete guidance through the most challenging legal difficulties.

The firm: Hickman & Rose is renowned for its success combining the skills and tactics of criminal and civil litigation to offer its clients the best possible representation, whatever legal difficulties they face. The firm has deep expertise representing clients accused of serious wrongdoing, both at home and abroad. It is top ranked for criminal defence and is established as a ‘go to’ firm for white-collar crime, corruption and bribery litigation. A market leader in civil actions against the state, Hickman & Rose is recognised for its success in obtaining remedies for those who have suffered damage to their professional lives or reputation following arrest including police cautions and disclosure of criminal records. The firm has growing regulatory and civil fraud practices.

Types of work undertaken: Corporate and financial crime: Hickman & Rose has extensive experience representing individuals and organisations facing serious allegations of corporate and financial crime, both in the UK and abroad. It has been involved in some of the most high-profile SFO cases and has an excellent record of averting prosecution. It offers advice on LIBOR and FOREX cases, cartels, antitrust, insider dealing, corporate manslaughter, health and safety and other business crimes. It is skilled in providing crisis management, strategic advice, internal investigations and reputational protection.

Serious and general crime: Hickman & Rose is acknowledged as a market leader defending clients involved police investigations and criminal prosecutions at every level. It has represented high-profile and wealthy clients against serious and reputationally damaging charges. The firm is particularly valued for its ability take care of sensitive matters in a discrete and efficient manner, and for concluded many cases before charge.

Regulatory law and professional discipline: Hickman & Rose advises individuals and corporates being investigated by professional regulators such as the FCA , the FRC, the CQC and OFSTED. It has also acted for many professionals facing disciplinary action such as doctors, social care professionals teachers and accountants. The firm prides itself on providing a bespoke, partner-led service rather than an ‘off the shelf’ volume-based practice.

Fraud: Hickman & Rose has had significant success acting for victims, suspects and defendants in cases of money laundering, tax evasion, VAT fraud, investment and mortgage fraud.

Civil claims: Hickman & Rose acts for claimants in civil cases involving crime and policing. These range from public law challenges to government and law enforcement agencies to civil claims for assaults, rapes and other unlawful acts. The firm addresses serious failures in policing and detention including race discrimination and the denial of freedom to protest and frequently wins compensation claims for serious injuries incurred at the hands of state bodies.

Civil liberties, human rights and public law: Hickman & Rose are inquest and public inquiry specialists, with a strong reputation for defending the right to life in major cases of deaths in custody. Its civil team make frequent and effective use of judicial review to challenge overbearing state power. It has developed a specialism helping those who have suffered professional or reputational harm following contact with the police, including quashing police cautions and preventing harmful disclosure of information from their police records.

Extradition and mutual legal assistance: Hickman & Rose takes on difficult extradition cases across a broad range of countries including the US and South Africa.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate, commercial, bribery, corruption Ben Rose
Corporate, commercial, bribery, corruption Ross Dixon
Regulatory, disciplinary, AML and extradition Andrew Katzen
General crime Jenny Wiltshire
Civil litigation Daniel Machover
Photo Name Position Profile
 Steffan Baker  photo Steffan Baker Steffan is a solicitor in the criminal department specialising in business and…
 Aileen Colhoun  photo Aileen Colhoun Has over 30 years’ experience of all categories of criminal defence work…
 Rose Commander  photo Rose Commander An experienced and determined criminal defence solicitor, Rose provides expert advice from…
 Ellie Cornish  photo Ellie Cornish Ellie represents people affected by criminal justice system failures. She has obtained…
 Peter Csemiczky  photo Peter Csemiczky Peter is a partner in the criminal department who offers clients a…
 Ross Dixon  photo Ross Dixon Ross Dixon is a highly experienced criminal defence lawyer who specialises in…
 Andrew Katzen  photo Andrew Katzen Andrew Katzen represents clients accused of the most serious financial crimes and…
 Daniel Machover  photo Daniel Machover Daniel is head of department at Hickman & Rose and a recognised…
 Kate Maynard  photo Kate Maynard Kate specialises in private and public law claims arising from the criminal…
 Ben Rose  photo Ben Rose Hickman & Rose’s founding partner has spent over 25 years representing individual…
 Stefano Ruis  photo Stefano Ruis Stefano Ruis is an acknowledged expert in police law who conducts actions…
 Emily Sheils  photo Emily Sheils Emily is a solicitor in the criminal department specialising in business and…
 Helen Stone  photo Helen Stone Helen Stone specialises in human rights law, actions against the police and…
 Claire Wallace  photo Claire Wallace Claire’s areas of expertise include advice and litigation in relation to money…
 Eva Whittall  photo Eva Whittall Eva specialises in private, public and human rights law claims arising in…
 Jenny Wiltshire  photo Jenny Wiltshire Jenny Wiltshire is widely acclaimed as an industry leader in serious and…
 Christopher du Boulay  photo Christopher du Boulay Chris is a barrister in the criminal department specialising in business and…

Hickman & Rose is committed to the principles of diversity, justice and human rights and is a proud signatory to the Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter.

The firm works closely with ‘Leaders Unlocked’ – an innovative scheme designed to help young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds into the legal profession. It offers mentoring and work experience placements to students without ready-made networks in the legal world.

Hickman & Rose is also a founding sponsor of Women in Criminal Law (WICL), an initiative designed to support female lawyers working in the criminal justice system. Both Aileen Colhoun and Jenny Wiltshire are founder members and Aileen Colhoun is the current secretary of WICL.

The firm is also closely involved with the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA), one of the aims of which is to ensure a viable future for criminal legal aid and access to justice for vulnerable clients. Jenny Wiltshire has served both as the LCCSA’s secretary and its vice president. Peter Csemiczky is the organisation’s current secretary.

Daniel Machover is Director and chair of the Board of Trustees of INQUEST, the charity which provides legal support to those whose relatives have died at the hands of the state. He is also a board member of Legal Action Worldwide, a non-profit network providing legal assistance to individuals and communities who have suffered from human rights violations and abuses in fragile and conflict-affected areas

The firm actively supports the contributions many of our staff at all levels of the firm make in the community, including offering pro bono advice through law centres and directly to community and protest groups.

Hickman & Rose staff are acting pro bono in a small number of high profile miscarriages of justice, including the case of Lee Firkins (a double murder in Wadebridge, Cornwall in 2003) and Thomas Bourke (a double murder in Stockport, Manchester in 1993). More recently, Daniel Machover advised the North Kensington Law Centre on strategic legal issues arising from the Grenfell Tower fire.

Ben Rose is the founder of Grit, a medium-sized charity which helps young people from difficult backgrounds to transform their life prospects. Grit has worked with tens of thousands of young people with outstanding results, in the UK and in challenging environments such as Kosovo and Nigeria. Among Grit’s supporters and advisors are Lord Justice Neuberger, former President of the Supreme Court and Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Daniel Machover and Ben Rose jointly founded Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights. Daniel Machover has undertaken significant amounts of pro bono work for Palestinian clients.

Jane Hickman was a founder of the Criminal Appeal Lawyers Association, which works to improve law and procedure for those who suffer miscarriages of justice. She served as its secretary for ten years and is still on its committee.