Area of Expertise
Fiona Gavriel is a senior solicitor in Bark&co’s criminal team with over 14 years of experience in major criminal fraud trials and investigations. Having first gained 2 years experience of large scale litigation in a magic circle firm, she went on to specialise in financial crime.
Fiona specialises in white collar criminal defence; advising company directors and private individuals and representing those defending large and complex cases which include allegations of VAT, Duty, Corporate Tax and Personal Tax evasion.
She has also defended a jockey involved in allegations of race fixing, a trading standards prosecution relating to Microsoft counterfeit software , a large pensions theft, boiler room frauds, mortgage frauds, money-laundering offences (notably one linked to a large Columbian drug cartel), and those facing restraint proceedings.
As well as white collar crime Fiona also has experience across a wide spectrum of general crime work including arson, firearms offences, drug supply, serious assaults and sex offences
She recently represented clients in a £70 million charity tax fraud and is currently the supervising solicitor representing a client in what is said to be the largest and most complex tax fraud case ever prosecuted by HMRC.
“smart, experienced and tactically astute” – Legal500 2017