Fraud: Criminal (Band 4)Manchester and surrounds
Crime (Band 1)
Practice Areas: Partner with over 32 years experience in criminal defence, specialising in all aspects of serious fraud, regulatory and disciplinary matters, and serious and complex crime. Has defended many other professionals, often recommended by their union. Relishes involvement from the very outset, and delivers sustained personal attention to conclusion. Current caseload includes: £200m international money laundering; very high value mortgage frauds; large drug supply conspiracies; defending several solicitors in separate criminal cases. Mainly instructed by recommendation or referral from other lawyers; has developed a truly national practice.
Professional Memberships: Law Society (including Money Laundering Panel); Legal Services Commission's VHCC Panel, Specialist (formerly Serious) Fraud Panel, Appeal Committees, Duty Solicitor Schemes; North West Fraud Forum; Criminal Law Solicitors Association, Solicitors Assistance Scheme 2011.
Career: Joined Farleys Solicitors in 1977, admitted as a solicitor in 1980, partner since 1982, set up Business Crime & Special Casework Unit in 1999, continues to head the same; founder member of the LSC’s Serious Fraud Panel 2001, HCA 2006.