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John Allchin

Director

Fraud

Named as a 'Rising Star' in the Legal 500, John Allchin is a Director who specialises in defending complex, high value financial crime cases and associated Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings. He has built up considerable experience in defending individuals and businesses being prosecuted for fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, copyright infringement and other regulatory offences. He is a fraud supervisor under the Very High Costs Cases (VHCC) arrangements.

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John Allchin is a Director at Cartwright King who specialises in defending complex, high value financial crime cases and associated Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings. Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1998 he has built up considerable experience in defending individuals and businesses being prosecuted for fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, copyright infringement and other regulatory offences. He is a fraud supervisor under the Very High Costs Cases (VHCC) arrangements.

His track record reflects the fact that he works tirelessly to bring his expertise and knowledge to bear on cases so as to ensure he obtains a successful outcome for his clients.

John’s work has brought him deserved recognition. He has been noted in the Legal 500 as “hardworking” (2014), “incredibly intelligent” (2015), “the star of the firm” (2016), “excellent and goes the extra mile for his clients” (2017),  “always thoroughly prepared and goes the extra mile for his clients” (2018), “an astute solicitor”, “an impressive eye for detail”(2019). In the 2020 edition he was ranked as a “rising star”.

When defending at the investigation stage he strives to adopt a proactive approach to seek to ensure that the case does not proceed to court.

Notable Cases

R v S (Operation Humour): Securing the acquittal of a former UKIP MEP charged with Misconduct in Public office and Money Laundering arising from an alleged expenses fraud. The defence successfully argued at trial that expense claims had been deliberately corrupted by a former aide to further his own political ambitions. Our client is the only MP or MEP to be acquitted by a jury after trial in an expense fraud case.

R v N and others (Operation Tarlac):  Representing a defendant in an alleged £12.5 million diversion fraud involving NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, the States of Guernsey and educational establishments.

R v S and others (Operation Babbage): Securing acquittal of defendant after trial in relation to his alleged involvement in the evasion £500,000 of excise duty.

NCA v O: Succeeded in getting the National Crime Agency to accept that they had not drawn highly pertinent matters to the courts attention when obtaining an ex parte receivership order. This led to a successful resolution of the case.

R v R: Representing the director of a publishing company in legally and factually complex POCA confiscation proceedings following pleas of guilty to copyright and trademark offences. Successfully arguing that the assets of the company should be excluded from the POCA realisable amount on the basis that the defendant was not a shareholder and that the corporate veil should not be lifted.

 

 

 

 

 

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