Arlene Mansoor // Partner
Arlene Mansoor // Partner
Arlene is a highly experienced litigator who has worked in criminal defence since 2008. She represents individuals accused of a wide variety of offences, ranging from low level offending to serious and complex criminal cases, such as violence, drugs, sexual offences, firearms, murder, fraud and financial crime.
Arlene advises individuals at interview, during investigations and post-charge, through to the very end of a case. She has been successful in achieving favourable outcomes for clients at trial, but also through pre-charge discontinuances or the withdrawal of charges after proceedings have been instigated.
Recognising that access to justice is a fundamental right, she accepts instructions in both legal aid and private cases. She vehemently advocates for fairness and equality for all her clients.
Arlene expertly navigates clients through what can be a difficult process with very serious consequences. Her empathetic approach is matched with an acute awareness of the emotional distress investigations and/or proceedings entail. She is dedicated to achieving the best outcome and works meticulously. She prides herself on her personable approach, which complements her professionalism.
Arlene has a particular passion and aptitude for working with vulnerable defendants, such as youths or individuals with mental health difficulties. She works alongside many experts in their respective fields to ensure accessibility to those who require additional assistance.
She is a member of the Female Fraud Forum, Women In Criminal Law (WICL), and the Fraud Lawyers Association.
Prosecution Offer No Evidence in Money Laundering Case after Successful Representations at Cambridge Crown Court10.12.21
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. […]
Successful Acquittal for client accused of importation of class A drugs after trial at Central Criminal Court14.11.21
Arlene Mansoor, Partner, has successfully defended our client, an Instagram model & influencer, accused of drugs importation at Isleworth Crown Court. The matter was transferred to the Central Criminal Court sitting at the Nightingale Court at Aldersgate House. Our client was accused of having imported Class A drugs to their home in London from Los […]
Successful application to dismiss case on behalf of client at Basildon Crown Court28.10.21
Shearman Bowen made a successful application to dismiss on behalf of our client at Basildon Crown Court in front of Resident Judge, HHJ Leigh. Our client was accused of making a false statement to procure the burning of human remains, contrary to section 8 of the Cremation Act 1902. It was alleged that our client […]
Chambers and Partners rankings 2022: The firm and our lawyers ranked highly again in this year’s list28.10.21
Shearman Bowen and its lawyers have been highly ranked again in this year’s edition of chambers and partners. The firm has been highly ranked in three categories: financial crime – individuals, general crime and POCA and asset forfeiture. Senior partner Mark Bowen received the following comments: Mark has a stellar reputation within the industry and […]
Client acquitted in Twitter stalking case at Chelmsford Crown Court28.10.21
We acted for a medical executive who had been accused of stalking with intent her former partner through Twitter at Chelmsford Crown Court. Our client and the complainant, a prominent anti-brexiteer, were in a relationship which then broke down. It was alleged by the complainant that following the break up our client had continually harassed […]
Shearman Bowen ranked highly in recent Legal500 rankings02.10.21
The quality of the firm’s work and staff has been recognised once more in the recently published legal 500 rankings. The firm has been highly ranked in the areas of white collar fraud (advice to individuals) and general crime. Senior partner Mark Bowen has been named as a leading individual in the defence of those […]
Shearman Bowen instructed to act in Witshire PCC election investigation by Thames Valley Police23.08.21
The firm has been instructed to act on behalf of our client who is being investigated by Thames Valley Police for electoral fraud at the May local election for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner in Wiltshire. Senior Partner Mark Bowen has been instructed on behalf of our client who denies any allegation of […]
Successful Acquittal in Drugs Supply Case at Winchester Crown Court11.08.21
Arlene Mansoor was instructed to represent CC, charged with Possession with Intent to Supply Class A drugs in 2019. After a trial at Winchester Crown Court our client was acquitted of supply charges. Shearman Bowen prepared a robust defence on behalf of CC who had denied being involved in the supply of drugs. Rebecca Fairbairn […]
A first rate firm with renowned prowess in the field of fraud and commercial crime. It is their experience over many years that make them the go-to firm to clients needing top advice and direction in this very specialised area
Legal 500 2022
Shearman Bowen are one of the best crime and fraud firms in London and the country
Legal 500 2022
Really accessible, professional, close relationships with their clients
Legal 500 2022
“Boutique law firm providing high quality business crime representation”
Legal 500 (financial crime) 2021
“Outstanding knowledge, judgement and expertise”
Legal 500 (general crime) 2021
“Shearman Bowen & Co is an excellent law firm who are dedicated to all the clients they represent”
legal 500 (general crime) 2021
“They are very dedicated and have excellent judgement”
Chambers and partners (financial crime) 2021
“They can make tactical decisions before a case is even prosecuted, have an awareness of the POCA regime and how it works”
Chambers and partners 2021