Legal 500: Ranked first tier for Crime - Fraud (East Anglia)

We specialise in all aspects of financial crime including FSA investigations, bribery, money laundering, diversion frauds and complex and large-scale revenue frauds.

Matthew Gowen has over 25 years' experience of prosecuting and defending large-scale, complex and multi-handed fraud and monetary crime cases.  His clients attest to his "sharp analysis and shrewd problem solving" [Mr L - acquitted of fraud following a Crown Court trial] and his advocacy is described as "redeeming and outstanding".

Laura Thomas has prosecuted and defended numerous cases of fraud in the criminal courts. She was previously on the Attorney General’s approved list of prosecutors for such work. Laura has been awarded 'Business Crime Lawyer of the Year 2014' (Finance Monthly).

Recent cases include:

  • representing numerous individuals and companies facing prosecutions for fraud at the Crown Court
  • advising an international company on a bribery investigation
  • R v Jeevarajah – reported Court of Appeal case concerning a lottery fraud
  • advising in a large scale FSA investigation into insider trading.