Simon Hayes // Financial Investigator
Simon Hayes // Financial Investigator
Simon specialises in complex multi-jurisdictional fraud and extradition cases where there are allegations of hidden assets. He has handled a number of high profile and reported cases.
Simon has always specialised in commercial litigation and previously acted as a consultant in due diligence, as well as in the sourcing of international consumer and corporate information in accordance with both national, EU and international data protection guidelines. He has an exemplary understanding of international and offshore corporate structures and the means to obtain information regarding these within each jurisdiction.
Simon regularly speaks at credit industry conferences on the availability of on-line UK and international credit information, as well as giving seminars on the interpretation of data protection regulations within EU member states for the financial services and security services.
He is a member of the Association of Fraud Examiners, the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association, the International Academy of Investigative Psychology, the International Association of Crime Analysts and the International Association of Forensic Linguists.
Applications sought for Junior Solicitor position at Shearman Bowen and co.17.11.19
Shearman Bowen and co, a niche criminal practice defending in the areas of white-collar fraud and general crime, are seeking a newly qualified solicitor (1-3 years PQE) to join its expanding team. The company was founded in 2001 by its two founding partners, Rick Shearman and Mark Bowen, and has grown to be recognised as […]
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 […]
“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”