Legal 500 2016: Top Ranked for Crime


“Criminal defence boutique Shearman Bowen & Co provides a ‘level of engagement that is vanishingly rare among criminal firms’”…

Legal 500 2016: Top Ranked for White- Collar Crime


With some ‘major successes in highly publicised cases’, Shearman Bowen & Co is ‘now one of the eminent players in the white-collar crime field’…

Koestler Exhibition 2016


We are all Human is the UK’s annual national showcase of arts by prisoners, ex-offenders on community sentences, secure psychiatric patients and immigration detainees. It is the ninth exhibition in an ongoing partnership between the Koestler Trust and Southbank Centre. “Prison is a concrete jungle so I wanted to get as much nature into the exhibition […]

Deal Agreed In SFO’s Biggest-Ever Boiler Room Case


A team led by partner Ben Holden successfully negotiated a deal today to settle confiscation proceedings in the SFO’s biggest-ever prosecution for boiler room fraud. Our client Jeffrey Revell-Reade agreed to a £10.75m order at Southwark Crown Court. Shearman Bowen took over as the client’s solicitors following his conviction in 2014. (see ‘the brief’ 21.04.16), […]

Acquittal in $100m SFO Prosecution


Our client James Campbell Sutherland, head of the Hong Kong-based fiduciary Zetland Financial Group, was acquitted yesterday of a money laundering charge at Southwark Crown Court. The jury returned their verdict in less than four hours following a nine-week trial. The prosecution by the SFO concerned laundering the proceeds of boiler room fraud valued in […]

Legal 500 2014: Top Ranked for White-Collar Crime


Shearman Bowen rises in the Legal 500 rankings for Fraud: White-Collar Crime for the second successive year The latest Legal 500 rankings published September 2014 saw Shearman Bowen rise into the top 25 firms in London. The firm has now risen two tiers in the rankings since 2012. The guide reads: “The practice at Shearman Bowen […]

Legal 500 2014: Top Ranked for Crime


Shearman Bowen is highly ranked once again in the Legal 500 rankings for Crime for the sixth successive year The latest Legal 500 rankings published September 2014 saw Shearman Bowen once again ranked in the top 20 firms in London. Our entry reads: “Rick Shearman and Mark Bowen have had some success in growing their practice for […]

Koestler Awards 2014


The Koestler Trust’s Annual Awards Exhibition opened at the Royal Festival Hall today. The Trust is  the UK’s best-known prison arts charity. It has been awarding, exhibiting and selling artworks by offenders, detainees and secure patients for over 50 years. The Trust’s awards receive over 8,000 entries a year – inspiring offenders to take part […]