Legal 500 2017: ‘A Heavyweight Player in Crime’


Shearman Bowen are once again highly ranked in the ‘Crime’ category in the Legal 500 2017 published today.

Our expertise in Crime is recognised as follows:

Shearman Bowen & Co is ‘a heavyweight player in the crime area’ and ‘adopts a thorough and methodical approach to all cases’.

The firm has increasingly focused on investigations and pre-charge work, and runs a strong private client department alongside its legal aid practice.

‘Astute and experienced practitioner’ Rick Shearman co-heads the practice with Mark Bowen, who ‘has a burgeoning reputation in defending large-scale fraud matters for both individuals and companies’.

Meanwhile the firm is described as follows:

‘Premier firm’ Shearman Bowen & Co is ‘well-regarded in the area of fraud and white-collar crime’ and is ‘known for its thorough and methodical approach to all cases’.

Highlights included successfully defending the head of a Hong Kong-based fiduciary company against a money laundering charge, and representing an individual in an SFO bribery and corruption investigation in relation to a major automotive manufacturer.

Senior partner Rick Shearman is ‘a modern solicitor and a driver of the firm’s brand’, and Colette Kelly is described by clients as ‘a star on the rise’.