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.
Applications invited for senior and junior solicitor positions at Shearman Bowen and co12.10.23
Shearman Bowen and Co, a law firm specialising in defending individuals and companies subject to criminal investigation and proceedings, invites applications from candidates for the following two positions: 1. Senior solicitor (must be at least 5 years PQE). The successful candidate will be the firm’s legal aid contract supervisor and will work closely with the […]
Acquittal for client in large scale drugs conspiracy trial at Winchester Crown Court29.05.23
Our client, charged with two separate large scale conspiracies to supply class A and B drugs, has now been acquitted of both allegations at Winchester Crown Court last Thursday. His acquittal came following a six week trial with his co-defendants being convicted. The case was investigated by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit who […]
Success in US extradition case23.05.23
On the 16th May at Westminster Magistrates’ Court DJ Tempia refused the application of the US government for the extradition of our client to the USA to face trial for historic fraud offences. Today the CPS extradition unit confirmed that there would be no appeal against that decision. The proceedings against our client lasted two […]
Successful outcome for our clients who were made subject to Account Freezing Orders following applications made by the Metropolitan Police21.05.23
Mark Bowen and Vivien Cochrane acted for three clients and their companies whose company and personal accounts were made subject to freezing orders (AFO) following applications by the Metropolitan Police under 303Z1 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002(POCA). An AFO is an order that prohibits the holder of a bank account from making any withdrawals […]
No further action taken against client in multi million pound stolen goods and money laundering investigation09.06.22
Our client, a company director and respected watch dealer, was arrested as part a Metropolitan Police specialist investigation into the handling and sale of alleged stolen high value watches and money laundering. The investigation lasted 18 months whilst multiple enquiries were carried out in Europe, the Middle East and Hong Kong. Our client, who during […]
Acquittal for client accused of financing £30million cocaine importation05.06.22
Following a six week trial at Guildford Crown Court our client was acquitted of involvement in a £30m conspiracy to import Cocaine. In May 2019, as part of Operation Wallace, Spanish police seized a consignment of 1 tonne of Colombian cocaine with an estimate value of £30 million. It was destined for the UK. The defendant […]
Applications invited for position of Practice Manager with Shearman Bowen and Co21.05.22
Shearman Bowen and Co is expanding and invites applications for the position of practice manager to deal with the general day to day administration for the firm and to assist in the implementation of policies and new procedures to ensure the smooth running of the practice. The firm has been an established for over 20 […]
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. […]
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