Case discontinued against professional client investigated for sexual offences


Colette Kelly was privately instructed on behalf of a professional client who being investigated  by the Police in relation to an allegation of sexual assault. Colette represented our client at interview and thereafter prepared detailed representations which set out why there should be no charges brought against our client. We are very pleased that the matter has […]

Investigation dropped against client in SFO Unaoil bribery enquiry


The firm has been instructed since last year on behalf of a company owner who was being investigated by the SFO for offences of conspiracy to commit bribery offences in contravention of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906. Since 2016 the SFO has been conducting a criminal investigation into the activities of Unaoil, its officers, its […]

Colette Kelly achieves successful resolution for client in Operation Kempston


Colette Kelly advised a suspect in Operation Kempston, an FCA investigation into insider share dealing. Following attendance at an interview and representations made, the investigation was discontinued against our client. The restraint order against  bank accounts and assets was discharged. Our client’s professional reputation remains intact. For more details of the work we carry out […]

Colette Kelly instructed for client in Operation Amazon


Partner Colette Kelly, was instructed on behalf of a Third party in the confiscation proceedings of one of the Defendants in Operation Amazon. Prosecuted by HMRC/CPS, this case was described as a flagship £110 million direct taxation fraud where high net worth investors were persuaded to invest substantial sums of money in carbon credit schemes […]

Successful sentence appeal for client at Court of Appeal


Colette Kelly acted for our client who had appealed the sentence imposed upon him  for offences of fraud. Colette was instructed privately following our client’s sentence in the crown Court. the case centred around the fraudulent transfer of ownership of family property and the proper assessment of the value of the fraud. After hearing submissions from […]

Senior partner Mark Bowen comments on the case of R. (Kombou) v Wood Green Crown Court[2020] EWHC 1529 (Admin) 2020 for Criminal Law Week


Below is a link to an article in the recent edition of Criminal Law week where senior partner Mark Bowen has commented on the recent case of  R.(Kombou)  v  Wood Green Crown Court [2020] EWHC 1529 (Admin). In this case the defendant had unsuccessfully applied to vacate his guilty plea to an offence of failing to […]

Rape investigation discontinued against professional client


Our associate solicitor Arlene Mansoor was privately  instructed by our professional client who had been arrested following a rape allegation that had been made against him. The allegation was vehemently denied by our client who always stated that the contact between him and the complainant had been consensual. Following further investigation by the firm further witness evidence […]

Shearman Bowen secures successful result for solicitor client in DWP enquiry


The firm was instructed on behalf its professional client, a solicitor, who was being investigated by the DWP for widespread benefit fraud dating back to 2008. It was alleged that our client had made multiple claims in different names for various state benefits over a 10 year period.  The  matter involved a detailed analysis of […]