Profile submitted by Jae Carwardine
Partner and Head of Fraud and Criminal Litigation at Russell-Cooke LLP. Specialises in high profile criminal litigation, particularly complex fraud, money-laundering, business and regulatory/compliance matters as well as serious criminal offences including allegations of violence including murder and sexual offences. Renowned for expertise in private prosecutions and serious fraud investigations including defending prosecutions by the SFO, ECU, HMRC. Highly regarded for her representation of professionals facing career threatening implications where the impact of a prosecution can have far reaching professional and regulatory implications. Proven track record in dealing with high profile cases and the sensitive issues that arise as a result of intrusive press interest. Notable cases include: acting for former president of US company in “largest direct tax fraud” prosecuted by HMRC. Acquittals of both clients in £40m mortgage fraud (Operation Aquamarine). R v Lord Janner; R v Edwards (Operation Elveden); Peter Hain MP (late reporting of donations); Regina v Sir Stephen Richards (Lord Justice of Appeal); Niche interest in HSE work having advised clients regarding avoidance of potential breaches and on-going investigations, including complex cases and when a fatality has occurred.
LCCSA, FLA and FFF.
Qualified in 1996 and became partner at Russell-Cooke in 2003.