Profile submitted by Mark Harries
Criminal defence work in all aspects of major crime as leading counsel nationwide, complemented by regulatory and professional discipline work on behalf of individuals including healthcare professionals, teachers and lawyers. Substantial experience in white-collar fraud, alongside organised gang crime and homicide, both publicly and privately funded. Pre-charge advice available in appropriate cases. Recent instructions include: In Fraud – Operations Evenbox (£290m international tax evasion), Warbird (£5m Tier 4 immigration fraud), Rosewood (mobile telephone airtime scam), Greenking (£44m payroll VAT fraud) and Handrail (pension redemption fraud); in Crime – the Digbeth warehouse murder, the successful defence of a former Police and Crime Commissioner for data protection breaches, two multi-million pound drug importations, a chartered accountant accused of voyeurism offences, the Royal Household corruption trial and an Academy “Superhead” acquitted of embezzlement.
University of London (LLB(Hons)), Lincoln’s Inn (Call:1995), CBA, POCLA, ARDL, Liberty, Lead Advocacy Trainer and Pupil Supervisor.