2018: 35-Week Fraud Trial

Nov 2018

For most of 2018 I defended the principal defendant in a 35-week fraud trial at Southwark Crown Court. 

This complex case arose from the largest ever investigation carried out by the Immigration Enforcement’s Criminal and Financial Investigation department. The case threw up all sorts of legal issues, such as Legal Professional Privilege, disclosure, the manipulation by HMRC of the court process, abuse of process (twice).

A number of co-defendant blamed my client, who was said to be the mastermind behind this incredibly complex immigration case (there were some 1.2 million pages of served material).

Press report (albeit there are inaccuracies).