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Profile submitted by Harry Travers

Practice Areas

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 the SFO, FCA, HMRC, CMA, and HSE, often in conjunction with their foreign counterparts. He is one of only two lawyers specialising in business crime listed in the Chambers 100, 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".

Professional Memberships

Committee member of the Fraud Lawyers Association ("FLA") and the Tax Investigations Practitioners Group ("TIPG"); member of the International Bar Association (“IBA”); has spoken at numerous conferences, including the inaugural conference of the FLA, the IBA and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association. Sits on the Fraud Forum of HMRC, established to consult on policy and operational issues on tax fraud.

Career

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 1991-95; partner 1995 to date.

Publications

Consulting editor of SFO's Boardroom Guide on 'Preventing Serious Economic Crime' published by White Page Ltd. Often involved in drafting responses to consultation on behalf of FLA and TIPG.

Personal

Attended Manchester Grammar School; St Edmund Hall, Oxford (scholar, BA 1985, BCL 1987). Resides London. Enjoys Manchester United, golf and jazz.