Headed by Phil Smith, our long established criminal department has an enviable reputation for high-end criminal and fraud cases.

The team also includes Anthony Burton, one of the founding partners, and Henrietta Ronson, Senior Associate.

The team are recognised as leading authorities in criminal law, fraud and regulatory matters both on UK and international issues.

Our clients range from high net worth individuals and media personalities, to public company directors, SMEs, national charities and PLCs.

We provide 24 hour assistance at the police station or wherever our clients are arrested or detained by the investigatory authorities. Our solicitors will attend the place of detention and adopt a proactive approach when dealing with investigators from the outset, initially to secure release from detention and subsequently to ensure the expeditious handling of any ensuing investigation.

We offer expert advice in relation to economic crime, including market abuse, money laundering, commercial fraud and corruption, and in regulatory proceedings with bodies such as the FCA and the Health and Safety Executive. We have been involved in a number of the notable cases of the last few decades, including a number of ground breaking decisions in the Supreme Court and Privy Council and have dealt with the substantial changes to the criminal justice system of recent years.