Dafydd has undertaken many VHCC complex fraud cases, he is authorised to act as a VHCC supervisor and both defends and prosecutes. He has been involved in a number of business fraud cases, investment fraud, tax fraud, pension fraud, MTIC fraud and duty evasion. He also specialises in confiscation proceedings arising out of such cases. He has prosecuted on behalf of the Revenue and Customs as well as the NHS counter fraud service and is a past member of te SFO panel.
Featured Fraud cases
R v Halfpenny & others (2020 & 2022)
This was a contracted IFFO case (VHCC) in which Dafydd acted as contract supervisor for his team. The trial lasted 5 months. He represented one of five defendants facing allegations of investment fraud and money laundering. The case concerned the allegedly fraudulent promotion of exclusive trading platforms (PPPs) and resulted in investors losing over £10,000,000. The investors included high profile individuals including professional footballers.
R v Alemi (2018)
Dafydd privately represented a Consultant Psychiatrist on charges of fraud. She was alleged to have forged the will of one of her wealthy elderly patients with a view to inheriting an estate worth more than £1,000,000.
R v Zerze (2017)
Represented the principal defendant in a multi-million pound excise duty and tax fraud case which lasted for 2 months.
R v Quillan (2016)
Represented the principal defendant, a highly experienced IFA in an allegation of pension fraud in which he was allegedly the chief architect in the creation of a pension scheme using SIPP funds to claim tax relief (RAS). The Prosecution case lasted 2 months at the conclusion of which, on the basis of technical arguments, the trial Judge ruled that there was no case to answer. The Prosecution appealed the terminating ruling and the appeal was heard by the then LCJ. The defence arguments at trial were upheld.
R v Roderick & Smith
Instructed by the Revenue to prosecute two defendants charged with a sophisticated tax fraud involving the use of offshore companies and the evasion of corporation and income tax.
R v Hayre
Instructed to represent a defendant charged with a £20,000,000 missing trader fraud.