Also recommended is Christopher Foulkes for his growing VAT practice and excellent advocacy skills
The Legal 500, 2010
MA (Cantab) Natural Sciences
LLB (Leeds) Law
Highest First in LLB Year
Hughes Discretionary Prize for paper on Evidence
A very experienced and respected leading junior practitioner whose practice has an emphasis on serious and complex fraud.
In recent years he has undertaken a large number of cases representing HMRC in appeals involving alleged MTIC fraud before the First-tier and Upper Tax Tribunals, and in the Chancery Division. In consequence he is now listed in the Legal 500 as a leading junior in the field of indirect tax, where he is noted for his "excellent advocacy skills”.
Criminal Fraud and Asset Forfeiture
His criminal fraud caseload includes international corruption, large-scale investment fraud, excise duty & VAT fraud, insurance fraud and money laundering. He receives instructions from defence firms and all of the major prosecuting authorities including the SFO, CPS Central Fraud Group, CPS Special Casework and RCPO. He is on the Attorney General's list of approved counsel.
He is a specialist in confiscation and related proceedings, and has lectured on the topic both conventionally and via the Internet.
He maintains a practice across the whole criminal spectrum, being instructed to prosecute and defend in allegations including murder, drugs, armed robbery and human trafficking. He has particular experience in the field of police corruption.
Regulatory & Professional Discipline
In the regulatory sphere he is instructed by the Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board, the General Medical Council, and the Bar Standards Board to present proceedings against regulated professionals. He also has experience of inquests and has advised on and appeared in applications for judicial review.