Ian Ryan, the head of the team, has been ranked by Chambers UK in financial crime and general crime for approximately the last 20 years. This year he has also been recommended in the Spears 500 for his work with high net worth individuals in the criminal and financial crime area. Clients of the team include: politicians, celebrities, sportspeople and businessmen/women.
Although the team is fundamentally a fraud department that specialises in business crime for corporates and individuals, alongside this it has developed a specialism in representing high net worth individuals in financial crime and criminal investigations. Ian's team have particular experience in working with the Serious Fraud Office, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Financial Conduct Authority, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (US), Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills and the National Crime Agency.
Our high profile track record is due to our discretion in such cases. As the vast majority of our cases are never reported in the press clients are happy to instruct the team with such important work on sensitive matters.
We regularly collaborate with the firm's reputation team thus ensuring clients have top class media advice to protect their reputations as well.