Profile submitted by Mark Harries
Criminal defence work in all aspects of major crime as leading counsel nationwide, complemented by regulatory and disciplinary work on behalf of individuals including healthcare professionals, teachers, accountants and lawyers. Substantial experience in white-collar fraud and asset recovery, alongside gangland crime and homicide, both publicly and privately funded. Pre-charge advice available in appropriate cases. Recent instructions include: In Fraud – Operations Evenbox (£300m international tax evasion), Bamburgh (multi-million pound mortgage fraud), Iceman (wine investment fund fraud), Component (car industry extortion), Rosewood (mobile telephone contract scam) and Skipsea (crash for cash). In Crime – Operations Elveden (misconduct in public office), Hayrack (corruption within Royal Household), Aline (gangland armed robbery/murder), Polarite (East Midlands drug cartel) and the Tilbury Docks people smuggling trials.
University of London (LLB(Hons) 1994), Lincoln’s Inn (Call 1995), CBA, POCLA, ARDL, Liberty. Lead Advocacy Trainer and Pupil Supervisor.