Profile submitted by Harry Travers
Specialises in business crime and regulation. Has many years’ experience acting for those the subject of, or affected by, the most high-profile white collar crime/regulatory investigations/prosecutions conducted by bodies such as the SFO, FCA, CMA, HSE, HMRC, often in conjunction with their foreign counterparts. He is one of only two lawyers specialising in business crime listed in the Chambers 100, which is a legal directory of the top 100 business lawyers in the UK across all areas of law. The directory particularly focuses on the "top 100 lawyers who excel in both technical legal ability and in client service".
Committee member of the Fraud Lawyers Association and committee member of Tax Investigations Practitioners Group; International Bar Association (“IBA”); and Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association. Has spoken at numerous conferences, including IBA and Commonwealth Lawyers Association. Sits on the Fraud Forum of HMRC, which has recently been established to consult on policy and operational issues on tax fraud.
Called to the Bar 1986; trained at Berwin Leighton; qualified as a solicitor 1990; Berwin Leighton tax and trusts department specialising in anti-avoidance litigation and trusts 1987-91; BCL Burton Copeland 1991-95; partner 1995 to date.
Consulting editor of SFO's Boardroom Guide on 'Preventing Serious Economic Crime' published by White Page Ltd. Co-author of the chapter on direct tax fraud in LexisNexis Butterworths publication entitled 'Fraud: Law, Practice & Procedure'. Has authored responses on part of the ICAEW to proposed changes in legislation on tax fraud.
Attended Manchester Grammar School; St Edmund Hall, Oxford (1985 BA, 1987 BCL). Resides London. Enjoys Manchester United, golf and jazz.