Area(s) of Practice Business Defence, Criminal Defence
Phone 0161 833 1411
Sarah is a senior solicitor specialising in criminal and regulatory litigation with an emphasis on business crime and criminal fraud defence work. With a reputation for being perceptive, hard-working and committed to her clients and their care, Sarah provides effective, pro-active and realistic advice and representation. She is experienced in handling large scale confiscation cases under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Criminal Justice Act 1988.
Sarah is a grade A litigator defending a Very High Cost Case brought by the Serous Fraud Office, HM Revenue & Customs and the Crown Prosecution Service; including allegations of conspiracy to defraud, money laundering, insider trading, market abuse; charged against the individual and company.
Sarah is currently acting in relation to a substantial £10 million Confiscation at the Old Bailey.
SFO ongoing Libor prosecution – First prosecution of trader accused of manipulating Libor.
Operation Mimosa, Forebear and Bridging (MFB) - Defending an accountant accused of falsely accounting and laundering monies obtained in the course of a large scale conspiracy to cheat the Revenue.
Operation Snowbank – Large scale conspiracy to cheat the Revenue involving the importation of Platinum during which the defence of duress was raised.
Operation Inertia - Part of defence team acting for defendant in a £100 million MTIC Fraud.
Operation Holbein – Part of defence team in the largest and most complex case ever prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office involving price fixing in the Pharmaceutical industry. The indictment was quashed in the House of Lords as the alleged criminal activity was ruled not to have constituted an offence at the relevant time.