Fraud Group maintain Band 1 ranking in Legal 500 2020 Fraud (Crime) and rankings in Proceeds of Crime Act and Asset Forfeiture
'Excellent set' 25 Bedford Row houses a team of 'robust defence practitioners'. The group has been handling, among other areas, high-profile VAT frauds, boiler room scams, and carbon credit cases.
George Carter-Stephenson QC in Band 1 ‘He combines a fraud practitioner’s eye for detail with the advocacy style of a street fighter. ’ Other ranked Silks included Peter Doyle QC - ‘He is an imperturbable silk.’ Nigel Sangster QC – ‘He has an impressively calm and assured court demeanour.’ Tom Price QC - ‘He has a great touch with lay clients and very charming with juries. ‘Adrian Eissa QC – ‘Very adept at tactically dissecting evidence.’ Elevated to silk in 2019 from Band 1 in Leading Juniors Nicola Howard QC - ‘She brings a sense of calm to a chaotic situation.’ In addition, Simon Pentol QC - ‘Clients appreciate his flair in the courtroom.’
Leading juniors included in Band 1 Nathaniel Rudolf - ‘Very methodical and affable with clients. ’ In Band 2, Samantha Riggs - ‘she leaves no stone unturned in her efforts to present the best possible case for her clients. ’ and others included Osman Osman - ‘Very experienced in handling complex fraud work. ’ Geoffrey Payne - ‘Courteous yet fearless. ’Colin Wells - ‘A canny hand who displays the human touch with clients and juries.’ Michael Gomulka - ‘Recent work includes VAT and investment fraud cases. ’ Alex Jamieson - ‘Hardworking, with a brilliant brain. ’Dermot Keating - ‘Always a happy face during the most difficult of cases. ’ Newly ranked for 2019 Sonal Dashani - 25 Bedford Row ‘a smooth cross-examiner. ’ Robert Shaw - ‘a very bright and polished junior. ’
Proceeds of Crime Act and Asset Forfeiture rankings; Adrian Eissa QC - ‘Highly regarded for his in-depth knowledge of POCA issues. ’ Nathaniel Rudolf - ‘Prosecutors fear having him as an opponent’ ranked in Band 1 and also included as a specialist Geoffrey Payne - ‘Very personable and demonstrates great client empathy. ’