As a legal director in our tax disputes and investigations team, I have 20 years' of experience defending tax, fraud, money laundering and bribery offences.

The tax disputes and investigations team offers clients unique access to specialist tax investigators in addition to my particular strength defending HMRC criminal investigations and prosecutions.

I have spent my career defending individuals and organisations charged with serious fraud and white collar offences. I recognise the daunting prospect of being involved in the criminal justice system for the first time and having to consider additional reputational and professional issues during the process. Over the years I have advised individuals and organisations under investigation or facing prosecution by a variety of agencies such as HMRC, National Crime Agency, Serious Fraud Office and Crown Prosecution Service. I regularly advise clients facing confiscation proceedings and restraint orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

When instructed at early stages of investigation, prosecution can often be avoided. I advise and assist clients in responding to notices requiring information and documents to be produced during HMRC investigations. This may relate to information held by a third party rather than those that are the subject of investigation.

I also work with businesses and individuals to help them implement financial crime compliance measures. I train other professional bodies and organisations to assist them in dealing with changes in legislation. I also offer practical advice and training to prepare for dawn raids. I am accustomed to responding quickly to assist clients during searches and those under arrest requiring urgent advice and assistance.

  • Law Society of England and Wales 2000