• 'Members continue to appear in groundbreaking trials including LIBOR fixing and money laundering cases' Legal 500 2016
  • 'It is regularly sought out to handle high-profile matters' Chambers UK 2017
  • 'QEB Hollis Whiteman offers an impressive breadth of expertise in financial crime' Chambers UK 2016

Money Laundering Cases

Operation Campine (2024)

Ben Maguire and Tom Orpin-Massey are instructed by CPS London to prosecute seven Chinese nationals accused of money laundering offences, and operating a foreign exchange service without authority. The conspirators, accused of operating a system of Chinese...

SFO Tetris Bluu Bribery Trial Concludes with not guilty verdicts

  After fifteen weeks, the trial of three executives from the corporate fit-out industry charged with bribery and money-laundering by the SFO, has come to an end.  The SFO case centred on the payment of hundreds of thousands of pounds of fees in...

Successful prosecution in case of cheating the public revenue

Rex v  Berkshire Education Travel Ltd and David Park Polly Dyer prosecuted the company Berkshire Education Travel Ltd, and the company's director, David Park, with both defendants being convicted by a jury of cheating the public revenue...

Adrian Darbishire QC acts on behalf of Abdulla Alfalasi who was sentenced yesterday at Isleworth Crown Court.

On 28th July, 2022, Abdulla Alfalasi, alleged to be a principal in one of the UK's largest money laundering operations, was sentenced for nine years and seven months. The NCA estimated that £104 million in cash was removed from the UK to...

William Boyce QC represents MOL Group who were awarded $235 million in damages in ICSID Arbitration

5 th of July 2022, Washington DC  The Republic of Croatia has lost an international arbitration case launched by MOL, the Hungarian national oil and gas company over Zagreb's failure to adhere to obligations under an agreement concerning the gas...

R v MR (21.05.20)

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...

R v K(2018-2020)

Kerry Broome defended John Knight, the CEO of a now-defunct multi-million pound printing company, on charges of cheating the public revenue of in excess of £2 million.  There was a significant and complex LPP dimension which arose out of the...

R v V and others (2019)

Successful submission of no case to answer in modern slavery case.

R v Koort & Others (2016)

Tom Baker led Polly Dyer in a £30m money-laundering prosecution at the Central Criminal Court. Three defendants were convicted. Sentences imposed ranged from 11 years' imprisonment to 4 years' imprisonment. The investigation was a joint NCA and...

R v Joseph Ashman & Others (2016)

Prosecution of organised criminal and members of his immediate family for multiple complex money-laundering offences over a seven year period, arising from drug-related offending.

R v K & Others (2013)

International drugs and money laundering conspiracy.

Operation Eaglewood (2011)

Largest ever CPS prosecution. International multi-million pound/euro money-laundering case necessitating multiple trials and Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings.

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