Felicia is a skilled and versatile advocate who specialises in serious fraud, business crime and regulatory offences, including cases brought by the SFO, SOCA, FCA and HMRC.
She has considerable experience in dealing with international conspiracies with multi-jurisdictional issues, MTIC frauds, money laundering and insider dealing, and advises on all aspects of confiscation, restraint and POCA proceedings. Felicia has been appointed to a number of specialist panels and is frequently instructed on behalf of a number of specialist government departments and regulatory bodies.
Felicia has appeared before the Divisional and Appellate Courts in a number of key appeals in relation to abuse of process, confiscation and bribery. She has also appeared before regulatory tribunals representing individuals facing disciplinary offences and before the Companies Court on behalf of liquidators in cases where suspected fraudulent conduct and/or breaches of the Insolvency Act are alleged. Felicia also advises individual and corporate clients concerning discrete issues such as directors’ disqualification and regulatory compliance.
Felicia’s wide range of work has given her experience in a number of areas of:
- Law ranging from the deployment of complex legal argument; abuse of process; the applicability of local and foreign domestic laws; RIPA; autrefois acquit; bad character; PII; LPP; non-disclosure; human rights.
- Forensic and expert evidence including cell site analysis and call data; forensic, footwear tread pattern; DNA; blood distribution and splatter evidence; firearms evidence; CCTV continuity and psychiatric expert evidence.
- Corporate and financial structures including international and multiple off-shore or jurisdictional bank accounts and entities.
She is adept at preparing and presenting cases involving voluminous and complex financial material.
Police Appeals Tribunal Chair (2016 – current)
SFO panel (B list) (2009 – current)
CPS Grade 4 General Crime (since 2015)
CPS Organised and Serious Crime Panel (2012 – current)
CPS Specialist Fraud Panel (2012 – current)
CPS Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Panel (2012 – current)
Health and Safety Executive (B list) (2012 – current)
Criminal Bar Association
South Eastern Circuit
Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association (HSLA)
LLB (Law with German)