Profile submitted by Mathew Sherratt QC
Newly appointed silk with a wealth of experience in cases involving serious and complex crime.
Historical high profile cases include: junior counsel for the millionaire businessman Nicholas Van Hoogstraten; Christopher Edward Buckingham “The Lord of Fraud; and in the Johnson Matthey Gold bullion robbery. Instructed in a number of reported decisions including: Darmalingum v Secretary of State for Mauritius (PC)  WLR 2303; R (Mudie) v Dover Magistrates  2 WLR 1344 (CA); R v Van Hoogstraten  Crim LR 498; Att-Gen’s Ref (No.3 of 2004)  Crim.L.R 63,CA; R v. Maxwell  UKSC 48; R v Ehi-Palmer  EWCA Crim 1844.
Recent instructions: In Fraud; R v W (acting for solicitor in multi-million pound mortgage fraud); R v D (garage lien fraud/extortion); R v R (immigration fraud via language school); R v N (massive boiler room fraud) and R v. R (Black Friday cyber fraud targeting Ebay and Paypal).
General crime: R v AK (horrific kidnap and torture of adolescent committed by teenage gang); R v SM (blackmail and GBH); R v J (murder); R v M (money laundering for infamous London crime syndicate); and R v. P (gross negligence manslaughter prosecution of British Army officer).
Substantial experience in respect of regulatory proceedings, civil fraud, asset recovery and POCA claims.
French Consulate list of lawyers; member CBA, and member Fraud Advisory Panel
Called 1994; Queens Counsel 2017