Corporate and Financial Crime News

Confiscation success after 5 day hearing

In a judgment given on the 21st May by HHJ Spragg at Newcastle Crown Court, a confiscation order was made in the amount of only £8907.08. This was in circumstances where the prosecution had been seeking a confiscation order in the amount of almost...

French financial regulator drops insider dealing probe

Jason Mansell acted for a director of a FCA regulated company in a cross border insider dealing investigation involving the FCA and the French Financial Regulator , the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (“AMF”). Following an...

Barclays bankers acquitted after trial

William Boyce QC and Karen Robinson represented Richard Boath, former head of Barclays Financial Institutions Group EMEA, who has been unanimously acquitted by a jury at the Central Criminal Court. Mr Boath faced allegations (in the alternative)...

Barclays bankers trial concludes with acquittal. Edward Brown QC and Philip Stott prosecuted.

Edward Brown QC and Philip Stott prosecuted a five month trial against three former top Barclays executives for fraud charges linked to how the bank raised billions from Qatar in the financial crisis.  They were instructed by the Serious Fraud Office...

Barclays bankers trial concludes with acquittal. Edward Brown QC and Philip Stott prosecuted, William Boyce QC and Karen Robinson defended Richard Boath

Three former top Barclays executives have been cleared of fraud charges linked to how the bank raised billions from Qatar in the financial crisis.  The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had alleged the bank had given Qatari entities secret fees in return for...

Actor Johnny Depp's libel action against News Group Newspapers in court for pre-trial review

A pre-trial review took place yesterday before Mr Justice Nicol in the High Court in a libel action brought by Hollywood actor Johnny Depp against News Group Newspapers, publishers of The Sun. Mr Depp is suing over a newspaper article headed “How...

FCA case team abandon case after RDC oral hearing

Jason Mansell acted for a claims management company that had been issued with a Warning Notice refusing its authorisation. Had the FCA’s action been successful, hundreds of the Firm’s employees would have been made redundant. Following a...

Paul Raudnitz and Tom Doble secure suspended sentence in Bribery Act 2010 proceedings.

Paul Raudnitz and Tom Doble acted for Kevin Herbert, former Supply Chain Manager at Williams Hybrid Power (a subsidiary of the Williams Formula 1 Group), who faced charges of bribery contrary to the Bribery Act 2010.  The allegations concerned the...

Rhys Meggy defends in multinational money laundering case

Rhys Meggy acted for Michael Kinane, formerly Ravindera Sarathchandra, originally said to be the lynchpin in a $7.8 multinational money laundering conspiracy.  Further to a $14.8million account diversion fraud perpetrated against a US pharmaceutical...

Ben FitzGerald and Katherine Buckle act in Airbus Deferred Prosecution Agreement (2020)

On 31 January 2020, Dame Victoria Sharp PQBD gave final public approval to a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (‘DPA’) between the Serious Fraud Office and Airbus SE, relating to historic failures to prevent bribery and corruption offences in...

Anne Whyte QC successfully defends solicitor against allegations of theft made by former employer

Anne Whyte QC leading Amos Waldman successfully defends solicitor against allegations of theft made by former employer. Nathan Horsley was unanimously acquitted following a 3 week trial, at Newcastle Crown Court. Mr Horsley was alleged to have...

Paul Raudnitz appointed Queen's Counsel

We are delighted to announce that Paul Raudnitz has been appointed Queen’s Counsel in the 2019-2020 competition. Paul will receive his title at the ceremony at Westminster Hall on 16th March, presided over by the Lord Chancellor. Paul has a fantastic...
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