Applications invited for senior and junior solicitor positions at Shearman Bowen and co


Shearman Bowen and Co, a law firm specialising in defending individuals and companies subject to criminal investigation and proceedings, invites applications from candidates for the following two positions: 1. Senior solicitor (must be at least 5 years PQE). The successful candidate will be the firm’s legal aid contract supervisor and will work closely with the […]

Acquittal for client in large scale drugs conspiracy trial at Winchester Crown Court


Our client, charged with two separate large scale conspiracies to supply class A and B drugs, has now been acquitted of both allegations at Winchester Crown Court last Thursday. His acquittal came following a six week trial with his co-defendants being convicted. The case was investigated by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit who […]

Success in US extradition case


On the 16th May at Westminster Magistrates’ Court  DJ Tempia refused the application of the US government for the extradition of our client to the USA to face trial for historic fraud offences. Today the CPS extradition unit confirmed that there would be no appeal against that decision. The proceedings against our client lasted two […]

Successful outcome for our clients who were made subject to Account Freezing Orders following applications made by the Metropolitan Police


Mark Bowen and Vivien Cochrane acted for three clients and their companies whose company and personal accounts were made subject to freezing orders (AFO) following applications by the Metropolitan Police under 303Z1 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002(POCA). An AFO is an order that prohibits the holder of a bank account from making any withdrawals […]

No further action taken against client in multi million pound stolen goods and money laundering investigation


Our client, a company director and respected watch dealer, was arrested as part a Metropolitan Police specialist investigation into the handling and sale of alleged stolen high value watches and money laundering. The investigation lasted 18 months whilst multiple enquiries were carried out in Europe, the Middle East and Hong Kong. Our client, who during […]

Acquittal for client accused of financing £30million cocaine importation


Following a six week trial at Guildford Crown Court our client was acquitted of involvement in a £30m conspiracy to import Cocaine. In May 2019, as part of Operation Wallace, Spanish police seized a consignment of 1 tonne of Colombian cocaine with an estimate value of £30 million. It was destined for the UK. The defendant […]

Applications invited for position of Practice Manager with Shearman Bowen and Co


Shearman Bowen and Co is expanding and invites applications for the position of practice manager to deal with the general day to day administration for the firm and to assist in the implementation of policies and new procedures to ensure the smooth running of the practice. The firm has been an established for over 20 […]

Prosecution Offer No Evidence in Money Laundering Case after Successful Representations at Cambridge Crown Court


Arlene Mansoor, Partner, assisted by Toby Manhire, has successfully defended our client accused of money laundering. Our client was accused of having received property that represented the proceeds of crime, in the form of designer goods and large sums of money, seized during two separate raids at their home address. Our client denied the offences. […]