Carl Newman

Partner | London

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Carl is a partner in the white collar defence and investigations team.

Carl has over 20 years' experience of investigations, regulatory and criminal matters, acting for both individuals and corporates. He routinely deals with a myriad of issues for senior executives, managers and other UK professionals. He is frequently involved in cross-border issues and works closely with colleagues in the US and Asia to resolve complex matters. Carl also has a wealth of experience dealing with financial crime and misconduct, representing regulated entities and individuals. Carl has a reputation for robustly representing his clients' interests and has managed proceedings and investigations involving bodies such as the Financial Conduct Authority, Prudential Regulation Authority, Serious Fraud Office and UK tax authority and the National Crime Agency. His practice also extends to crisis management, internal investigations, public inquiries, defence side representation, extradition cases and politically sensitive global sanctions cases.

Carl continues to attract internal investigations from national arts institutions and global corporates. Individual instructions include executives at premier league clubs, HNWIs in multimillion pound international prosecutions, core participants in ongoing public inquiries and a high-profile individual involved in political scandal with an ongoing investigation. Corporate instructions include an internal investigation for a PLC with accounting and VAT irregularities that has led to a self-report to the SFO and had national news coverage, a cultural and corruption review at a global real estate company and a director in an ongoing SFO cross-border fraud investigation.
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Me in a minute

Away from work I can’t read crime novels or watch crime programmes as I always find myself too keen to solve the mystery long before the end, as well as pointing out the obvious flaws, to others dismay.

I specialise in white collar defence and investigations and have always enjoyed dealing with the power of the state in its many guises. Such power can be wielded lightly or with brute force, I ensure that it is wielded appropriately and that the necessary checks and balances are adhered to.