Glen Henry // Consultant Solicitor
Glen Henry // Consultant Solicitor
Glen is Solicitor Advocate and has 25 years experience in dealing with serious and complex criminal cases. For the last 10 years Glen has been a Partner/ Director with a niche central London fraud practice, after moving from Hodge Jones and Allen in 2009 where he was also a Partner for seven years.
A Solicitor Advocate since 2008 sees Glen regularly appearing in the Crown Court as well as appearing in the Magistrates Court on a range of cases including Proceeds of Crime enforcement.
Glen specialises in Fraud and Business crime and deals with the SFO, HMRC, NHS Counter Fraud and the CPS on complex financial and tax investigations and prosecutions and notably acted for Tom Hayes in the first Libor Trial. Glen also challenges HMRC decisions to deny VAT Input Tax by way of Reviews and Appeals to the Tribunal. More recently, Glen has successfully defended NHS Consultants charged with Fraud and Nurses charged with Patient Neglect/ Ill Treatment.
Glen also routinely deals with Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 matters including Restraint Order issues, Cash Forfeiture and Confiscation Orders.
Glen has a combative yet compassionate approach and prides himself in providing exceptional client care and guidance to achieve the best possible outcome in every case.
PERSONAL CONDUCT OF NOTABLE CASES.
Trader and Company Fraud
SFO v Tom Hayes – The LIBOR case. Representation of Mr Hayes in the first and main LIBOR prosecution brought by the SFO. The case was extremely complex and involving a conspiracy to manipulate the interbank lending rate used as a benchmark for hundreds of trillions of dollars with employees of numerous banks and inter-dealer brokers. A jury found him guilty of dishonestly agreeing to make submissions of rates by panel banks which were false or misleading. That wrongdoing took place from 8 August 2006 to 7 September 2010 when Mr. Hayes worked at UBS Securities Japan and then at Citigroup Global Markets Japan dealing with yen Libor. Mr. Hayes received a lengthy custodial sentence (which was successfully Appealed) and faced complex POCA proceedings.R v Larkin – £1 million Corruption and Bribery fraud. Defended one of three Directors charged with conspiracy and the only Director acquitted. Glen was instructed Instructed as “junior” Counsel in his capacity as Solicitor Advocate.
R v Freeman – Defended £14 million PONZI/ investment fund fraud – involving Liquidator/Official Receiver, FSA, Director Disqualification, Bankruptcy and FSMA offences. Related Confiscation Proceedings and Money Laundering. Continuing to act in Enforcement proceedings which are ongoing.
R v Barclay and Barclay – An ongoing matter involving a couple being investigated for theft of substantial sums arising from Abuse of their management positions.
R v Gilbert – A £3 million fraud involving counterfeit Viagra tablets sold via internet. The case involves on-going complicated POCA Enforcement proceedings and applications for the public to be excluded from hearings.
SFO v Hughes – Defended £100 million Boiler Room/ Share Fraud/ US OTC/ Money Laundering with 6 other defendants.
R v Spagnolli– Large scale investment/ advance fee fraud involving a multi- million pound loss to hundreds of investors.
R V Muldoon – Defended advance fee fraud £5.7 million. Related Confiscation POCA proceedings.
R v Katcharian – Defended £19 million Confiscation proceedings involving fraud and Money laundering charges.
R v Leech – Acting for an Accountant charged with theft of ¼ million of pounds from his employer.
R v Dionysiou – Acting for an Estate agent suspected of large scale fraud on a Local Authority.
R v Boota – Acting for a Company Director concerning overcharging by fraud of £3/4 million in the building industry.
R v Ratcliffe – Accountant charged with theft of hundreds of thousands of pounds from employer.
R v Lyons – Fraud committed jointly by Solicitors and Estate Agents acting in clear breach of professional conduct rules.
R v Guy – Defended retired accountant and Acquitted of Money Laundering in Spain. Acted as Solicitor – Advocate.
R V Roberts – Defended £1.2 million mortgage fraud and unauthorized transaction fraud. Related RO and Confiscation and Enforcement Proceedings.
R v Chaudhury – Defending and Supervising a BIS prosecution of Company Directors involving sales at undervalues.
R v Chahal – Supervision of Mtic fraud – £100 million.
R v Kostap – Conspiracy to cheat the clearing banks and money launder proceeds of over £100 million (an early internet “Phising” Fraud). Confiscation Order argued in the region of £17,000.
R v Abbas – Conspiracy to defraud Motor Insurance Companies involving over £1million loss. One of the original “ crash for cash” cases.
R v Tailor– £100 million MTIC fraud – Involving 6 company directors/secretaries and related money laundering charges.
HMRC Tax Prosecutions, Reviews and Appeals
HMRC VAT Reviews and Appeals– Acting on various ongoing HMRC VAT investigations and disputes including the denial of substantial amounts of VAT Input Reviews and Appeals concerning the metal recycling industry.
HMRC V Harrison – Defending HMRC allegations of £1 million tax evasion (Income and Capital Gains) arising from Directorships with several companies.
HMRC v Elamin – A large scale importation and evasion of excise £ ½ million duty involving an on-going 2 year investigation by HMRC. The case also involves contested and on-going Cash Forfeiture proceedings.
R v Harber – Defended HMRC prosecution concerning large scale evasion of duty on cigarette importations.
HMRC v Cook – £100 million Evasion of Excise Duty and related money laundering charges.
R v Druce – Contested £400,000 Cash Forfeiture and Detention application brought by HMRC. The underlying wrongdoing was said to be evasion of Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax.
R v Norton – Defence of Company Director charged with £3/4 million VAT and False Accounting Fraud.
NHS and Patient Care
R v Klusmann – A complex NHS fraud alleged to have been committed by a Consultants method of working for both the NHS and private sector and the potential conflict of interests that can arise as a result of such common working practices. The Consultant was acquitted following a lengthy Trial.
R v Valencia – Acting for a senior nurse at a BUPA Care Home charged with Patient Neglect. Acquitted at Woolwich Crown. Acting as Solicitor Advocate alone.
R v Smith, Gurung & Maya Gurung – Acting for three nurses who were jointly investigated for patient neglect/ill treatment. The Police investigations into each were discontinued following my representations.
Trading Standards V Badat – a prosecution involving the sale of counterfeit high value/ branded products via Instagram.
R v Al-Sanusi – Acted for a high profile and politically sensitive client being a nephew of Colonel Gadaffi and who was criminally charged. The case involved the travel by Defence Counsel to Libya and meetings with government officials in the UK. The case resulted in acquittal on all criminal charges.
Shearman Bowen instructed to act for client in SFO London capital and Finance Fraud enquiry06.01.21
Shearman Bowen have been instructed to act for a client who is being investigated for Fraud in relation to the SFO’s ongoing criminal investigation into the activities of London Capital and Finance, a company who sold mini bonds to the individual investors. For further details on this case please see here and here. For further information on the […]
Account Freezing order withdrawn against our client06.01.21
We were privately instructed to act for our client who was made subject to an account freezing order (AFO) under s.303Z Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 as well as being subject to the seizure of a number of high value watches he owned under s.303J Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. These applications were made following a complex investigation […]
Confiscation case withdrawn against client at Woolwich Crown Court06.01.21
The firm was privately instructed to act for a company director and restaurateur, who had been convicted of 9 offences of contravening s179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, following his breach of an enforcement notice which had been issued following a building extension that was carried out to a property restaurant owned […]
Shearman Bowen Legal Insight – Challenging a HMRC decision to remove a Company’s VAT registration08.12.20
This article considers the practice of Her Majesty’s revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) refusing to deduct a company’s Input Tax or to de-register the company’s VAT number owing to a suspicion that the company in question is involved in fraud, or is a party to suspicious transactions. The result of such an enquiry inevitably causes financial […]
Successful defence for client charged with murder at Croydon crown court02.11.20
Mark Bowen and Arlene Mansoor represented Daniel Hyde who had been caught up in an incident involving a number of people after his family home was attacked by two armed men shortly before Christmas last year. During the altercation one of the men who was involved in the attack sadly died as a result of injuries sustained during […]
Suspended prison sentence for client at Reading Crown court22.10.20
Colette Kelly was privately instructed on behalf of our client who was sentenced last Friday to a suspended prison sentence for an offence of money laundering. Our client pleaded guilty to being in possession of criminal property, having been found in possession of £213,000 in cash, when he was stopped in his vehicle by investigators earlier […]
Legal 500 (financial and general crime ) rankings 2021: Shearman Bowen and Co highly ranked again in the white collar fraud defence and general crime categories13.10.20
Shearman Bowen and co have been highly ranked by legal 500 legal directory once more both in the niche area of white collar defence and the general crime category. The rankings are decided upon following detailed research and analysis by the directory, who also utilise feedback from our peers and clients in deciding who should […]
Success for client wrongfully accused of possessing and distributing indecent images16.09.20
Colette Kelly was privately instructed on behalf of a young client who had been interviewed under caution by the police concerning allegations of possession and distribution of indecent images through a dormant Facebook account which was alleged to belong to her. The allegations were vehemently denied by our client in interview and thereafter we were […]
“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
“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