17th January 2017
Recognised as a leading firm in the East Midlands in both the Legal 500 and Chambers directory continuously since 2008.
‘ Michael Thurston is a leading player in the field.’
The highly experienced Mark Wilson and Andrew Brammer handled cases totalling £1.5bn in 2009 alone, while Lynn Bleakley and rising star Sundeep Soor handled work involving Premiership football transfer fees; NHS and professional services fraud and high yield investment. This is distinguished as one of a small number of Nottingham firms with a significant profile in the sector. Its dedicated business defence department is regularly instructed in high-profile matters, with recent work including the HMRC case involving football manager Harry Redknapp. Andrew Brammer, Lynn Bleakley and Mark Wilson are 'very responsive and very knowledgeable and get good results
2012 Chambers and Partners
Adept at handling matters of great interest.
Widely regarded as having one of the best regional groups for fraud matters.
This is distinguished as one of a small number of Nottingham firms with a significant profile in the sector. Its dedicated business defence department is regularly instructed in high-profile matters, with recent work including the HMRC case involving football manager Harry Redknapp.
Lynn Bleakley offers over two decades' work in the area, and of late she has acted in the very high cost criminal fraud case R v Liversedge.
Mark Wilson is heavily involved in VAT MTIC matters, and has great experience in handling direct tax investigations involving the Revenue as well. He is also known for dealing with various Hansard disclosures across the UK.
This niche criminal and business defence firm is regarded by members of the Bar as one of the “go-to practices for regulatory environment work” and specialises in investigations and prosecutions. The group’s distinguished client portfolio ranges from small independent companies to multinationals, while its industry and sector experience takes in a wide variety of areas, including manufacturing, healthcare services, construction, facility management, food retail, and utilities.
The West Midlands and Yorkshire practices of this established firm have expanded alongside its already prominent East Midlands office, enhancing this regional firm's national reach. The team is particularly active in a series of MTIC fraud cases, and in a series of high-profile fraud investigations involving HMRC.
Lynn Bleakley maintains an “excellent reputation for regulatory work” and leads the team of regulatory solicitors alongside Andrew Brammer.
2012 Legal 500
Leading practice for SFO, HMRC, OFT and NHS fraud cases and cases.
Lynn Bleakley is recognised for her “technical expertise and deep credibility”.
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- Sundeep Soor — Head of Tax & Fraud
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