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Instructions received to advise the directors and the audit chair of a financial services firm in the context of employee fraud within an overseas subsidiary, restatement of company accounts and repeated failure to comply with the Companies Act. Advised on engagement with auditors, regulators and in respect of a complaint to the ICAEW. Successfully represented a number of directors facing prosecution for offences under the Companies Act.
Representing an ex-Member of Parliament facing a large number of allegations of bullying.
Conducted an internal investigation into bribery concerns arising in respect of a contract for services with the Libyan government.
Advising a business in respect of significant suspected incorrect revenue recognition practices and internal investigation into senior management.
Internal investigation into fraud, tax avoidance and suspected bribery by a corporate client’s Latin American subsidiary.
Advised an UHNWI in respect of potential criminal implications arising in relation to several private art related transactions.
Representing an FCA regulated director of an AIM listed entity on an investigation into regulatory breaches.
Advising on suspected incorrect revenue recognition practices and senior management level fraud within a listed company. Advising on approval of the company accounts and dealings with its auditors, regulators and law enforcement agencies.
Conduct of a series of complex and parallel internal investigations into allegations of bribery, corruption, fraud, false accounting and tax evasion for a European headquartered corporate with global operations.
Representing UHNWI, the alleged mastermind of a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal involving fraud and corruption. Adverse parties include government agencies worldwide ranging from the UK, US, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, UAE and Malaysia.
Advising global firm head quartered in London facing intense scrutiny from a Parliamentary Select Committee, the European Parliament, and international media publications. Facing calls for a criminal investigation in respect of allegations of breach of electoral laws, corruption and facilitating money laundering.
Advising the ex-senior executive of a political consulting firm in respect of an ongoing data scandal.
Instructed by a Premiership Football Club to conduct an expedited internal investigation into widespread allegations of gross misconduct.
Lead lawyer instructed by the CEO of a UK Business Group to conduct an internal investigation into whistle-blower allegations. Responsible for drafting terms of reference, evidence gathering and drafting a detailed report of findings and recommendations to be presented to the Board. Subsequently providing reputation advice in respect of related employment tribunal proceedings.
Advising a business management consultancy facing allegations of serious misconduct regarding the securing of foreign aid contracts.
Representing a company director / political party member at the party’s internal disciplinary proceedings. Liaising with senior members of the party; the party’s disciplinary committee, the ICO and the police. Providing reputation advice regarding allegations of push polling and breach of data protection legislation during a political leadership campaign.
England and Wales, 2000
Numerous articles published in client forums and print media, most recently including Global Investigations Review, PR Week, Financier Worldwide, Legal Journal, The Law Gazette and Out-Law.
Co-author of the UK chapter of GIR’s Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations 2021 and 2022
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Fraud Lawyers’ Association
Private Prosecutors’ Association
Fraud Advisory Panel
Instrumental in developing and extending a crisis management offering in respect of internal and external Investigations and is known as a "thought leader" in this area. Regularly called upon to advise and train clients on incident response and a "seasoned speaker" on compliance, internal investigations and reputation management. Frequently invited to present domestically and internationally and a guest lecturer at the University of Brazil on UK Anti-bribery and corruption.
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