Arlene Mansoor // Senior Associate
Arlene Mansoor // Senior Associate
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 and Fraud Lawyers Association.
Chambers and partners (financial crime) 2019: Shearman Bowen and co highly ranked again in the field of white collar defence21.10.19
Shearman Bowen and co have been highly ranked by Chambers and partners once more in the niche area of white collar defence. The rankings recognise the work, experience and expertise of the firm and its lawyers. The directory describes describe the team as “excellent” and “highly experienced.” Mark Bowen comes recommended for his expertise in fraud and bribery […]
Shearman Bowen and co instructed in football corruption trial at Southwark Crown Court21.10.19
Shearman Bowen and Co are instructed on behalf of one of the defendants charged with bribery in the “football for sale” trial currently ongoing at Southwark Crown Court. The allegations have arisen following an undercover investigation conducted by reporters from the Daily Telegraph in 2016. The trial is scheduled to last 8 weeks. Graham Trembath QC […]
£3.5 million fraud case at Southwark Crown Court collapses30.05.19
Mark Bowen and Rebecca Cooke represented our client who was acquitted of fraud allegations this week at Southwark Crown Court. It was alleged that our client was involved in defrauding investors in a diamond and carbon credit investment scheme, allegations which he strongly denied. Counsel instructed were Gordon Ross and William Glover of 3 Temple […]
NCA secures first Unexplained Wealth Orders28.02.18
The National Crime Agency announced on Wednesday that it had secured a so-called UWO, valued at £22m, plus interim asset freezes on two properties whose ultimate owner was a “politically exposed person”, but it gave no further details. The subject of the landmark orders is believed to be a politician from a country belonging to […]
Legal 500 2017: ‘A “Premier Firm” in White Collar Crime’11.10.17
Shearman Bowen are once again highly ranked in the ‘White-collar Crime’ category in the Legal 500 2017 published today: ‘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 […]
Legal 500 2017: ‘A Heavyweight Player in Crime’11.10.17
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 […]
HMRC Prosecutions Double Since 201229.09.17
HM Revenue & Customs today announced that the number of evasion cases lined up for prosecution nearly doubled to 1,135 in the three years to 2015-16. The release of the figures, in response to a Freedom of Information request, comes as the tax authority prepares to use new data to investigate individuals who have hidden […]
Acquittal in HMRC Prosecution28.07.17
Our client Julian Whiteway-Wilkinson was acquitted today of charges of cheating the public revenue by a jury at Wood Green Crown Court. Our client, the founder and former owner of London Fields Brewery in Hackney, had been prosecuted by HMRC in connection with £730,000 of unpaid tax, but the jury returned not guilty verdicts after […]
“One of the Eminent Players in the White-Collar Crime Field”
“A Level of Engagement that is Vanishingly Rare Among Criminal Firms”
“A Class Act in White-Collar Crime”
Chambers and Partners
“Highly Experienced Criminal Practitioners”