3TG is one of the premier sets of chambers in Corporate & Financial Crime, ranked in both Chambers and Partners UK Bar and The Legal 500. Individual members are ranked in both general crime and fraud.
We have a team of talented barristers whose experience of corporate and financial crime places us as a market leader. Counsel regularly act for agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in high-profile cases.
Our team has experience of dealing with complex cases, including from the investigation stage. Our work includes:
Our team offers training in a variety of topic, such as Money Laundering and the Bribery Act 2010. We often hold webinars to enhance the experience of both Solicitors, Accountants and Public Company Board Members.
Confiscation and Asset recovery are significant topics in crime. The “draconian” Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 provisions and their deployment have grave consequences for defendants, their associates and families. 3TG offers the expert advice and representation which is vital at an early stage to safeguard assets at risk.
WWS LLP v RL Southwark CC 
Instructed to prosecute RL with an offence of Fraud by Abuse of Position. The accused had systematically obtained in excess of £4m from the company by a variety of methods, including inflated personal expenditure and diversion of funds to his own bank account. The brand is well known in the shoe industry and supplies a number of the major department stores. The owner of the business is a trust which originates from the USA. As a result of the above and the high profile of the defendant, the case is likely to be widely reported. The defence recently applied to stay the case as an abuse of process and ran a dismissal argument in relation to one of the counts on the Indictment. HHJ Bartle QC ruled against all the defence applications leading to pleas being offered by the Defendant. He was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment. A costs order was made in favour of the Prosecution.
Eight-handed conspiracy to produce counterfeit £20 notes of more than £12m in value, described by the main Bank of England witness as one of the largest such cases he had ever seen. The client was also later charged with perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to cause GBH due to material seized from an EncroChat device relating to an Organised Crime Group, once Encro breach had been achieved.
Substantial MTiC (Carousel VAT fraud) said to have been conducted over 2 years (2012 to 2014). More than 30 companies listed in Indictment Schedule of involved trading entities. Voluminous material already well in excess of 10,000 pages.
The Defendant was charged with 5 others including members of his family with a £7.5m fraud. The fraud took the form of grant payments from the Welsh Assembly and the European Union. This was a fraud perpetrated over many years generating a vast amount of documentation. The case was a “Bespoke” Contract under the VHCC scheme, and the contract was based on 150,000 pages of evidence. The client was the lead defendant and said by the Crown to be the architect of the fraud. The case attracted significant publicity and was politically sensitive for the Welsh government, with suggestions of negligent allocation of budget funds.
Michael Stradling, instructed by Ditesh Patel and Ria Kudrati at Bark & Co, represent a defendant who was acquitted of a sophisticated conspiracy to defraud involving organised criminal gangs and insiders working for the Nat…
Michael Stradling, instructed by Golden Solicitors, represented a company Director accused of fraudulently withdrawing monies from the company’s bank account. The trial took place at the Crown Court at Southwark. The primary witness for the Crown…
James Wing led Samantha Ball in representing a Defendant for trial in respect of an allegation of contravening the general prohibition on carrying out a regulated activity contrary to section 23(1) of the Financial Services…
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