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