Nikita McNeill

Nikita McNeill

"She's phenomenally hard-working, organised, and a very effective advocate."

Chambers UK 2019
Year of call: 2010
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Business Crime & Financial Services

Before commencing pupillage Nikita worked as an Adjudicator at the Financial Ombudsman Service. As an Adjudicator she investigated and ultimately decided upon complaints brought against financial institutions. During pupillage she has advised upon the application of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to proposed business structures.

She worked as a credit analyst for a worldwide blue chip company and was an adjudicator for the Financial Ombudsman Service, investigating and deciding upon complaints made against financial institutions.

Nikita has been instructed in complex and significant fraud matters. Dovetailing her fraud experience with her regulatory work, Nikita also regularly appears before accountancy regulators such as the ACCA.

Cases

HMRC v Italian Wine Company (Central Criminal Court)

Nikita appeared as a led Junior in the defence of the Financial Controller of IWC. A joint investigation by the British and Italian authorities culminated in a 2 month trial at the Central Criminal Court. Over a 5 year period from 2008-2013 the company manipulated the Excise Movement and Control to smuggle wine from Italy. The total value of the evaded VAT, Excise Duty and Corporation Tax was estimated as over £46.5 million.

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