Bristol Crown Court, January to March 2016 and re-trial January to March 2017, acquittal in alleged manslaughter in police custody, co-defending with Michael Mather-Lees QC.
October 1998 Call, Gray's Inn
February 2019 Admitted as an Attorney in the Cayman Islands
Anti-Money Laundering and compliance specialist, led supervision of the UK legal sector at Office for Professional Body AML supervision ("OPBAS") housed within the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") in 2018. Prior experience as an investigator in Retail 1 team of Enforcement and Market Oversight team at FCA in 2017.
Financial crime experience includes prosecuting Company Director on behalf of Department of Business for breach of disqualification, following international fine wine fraud. Appeared in £multi-million 'visa factory' case, including POCA re-determination
Brought High Court challenges to police warrants, bail to return and extradition
Grade 3 CPS prosecutor, RASSO list, former Treasury Counsel's pupil. Accepted onto Serious Fraud Office ("SFO"), prosecution advocate 'B' panel
Regulatory appeals before Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and First Tier Education, Care Standards Tribunal. Also onward appeal to the High Court and Upper Tribunal (2018)
Published academic author with Oxford University Press, Blackstone’s Guide to the Terrorism Act 2006
Author of Law Society’s Guide to Criminal Finances Act 2017
Commissioned to write Blackstone's Guide to the Sanctions and AML Act 2018, due for publication in early 2020 by Oxford University
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