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LIBOR Trial: Our Client Acquitted

January 27, 2016

Today our client was acquitted of all charges at Southwark Crown Court. Mr. Cryan is delighted with the unanimous verdict confirming his innocence of any involvement in a conspiracy to manipulate LIBOR. Mr. Cryan had protested his innocence from the very outset, and explained what had actually happened to the SFO in lengthy interviews in… Read more »

Former New Zealand cricket captain and Barrister Acquitted

December 1, 2015

Chris Cairns has been acquitted at Southwark Crown Court on 30th November 2015 as has his former barrister, our client, Mr. Andrew Fitch-Holland. Giles Bark-Jones and Peter Finbow from Bark&co acted for Mr. Andrew Fitch-Holland (Criminal Barrister) Mr. Fitch-Holland and Mr. Chris Cairns (the former New Zealand cricket captain) had been charged with doing an act… Read more »

R v S & Others.

October 7, 2015

Senior Solicitor Peter Finbow successfully represented Mr. S in his acquittal in proceedings before Manchester Crown Court. It had been alleged that Mr. S and his ten co-defendants, who were members of his family, conspired over 15 years to launder the proceeds of crime. These were allegedly gained by our client and others gained through… Read more »

The Legal 500 ranks Bark&co A Leading Tier 1 Firm For White-collar Crime (Fraud) For The 4th Consecutive Year

September 16, 2015

The “Who’s Who” of the legal world commented: “A ‘first-class’ firm, Bark&co offers an ‘incredibly strong client-care ethos’ and ‘really good tactical and legal advice’. The ‘extremely tactically astute and very savvy’ Giles Bark-Jones leads the group, which represented Andrew Fitch-Holland in relation to libel proceedings concerning match-fixing in professional cricket. Other key clients include… Read more »

Client faces no further action in relation to alleged computer hacking

September 9, 2015

Operation Kalmyk The CPS have formally dropped proceedings against our client in relation to a computer hacking investigation. Operation “Kalmyk” is reported to have cost over £3m to pursue and had spanned over four years. The investigation asserted that up to 15 suspects had gained unauthorised access to computer systems. The CPS issued a statement following the decision

Operation Kestrel

July 24, 2015

Senior Solicitor Sabrik Dhamu successfully represented a 15-year old defendant who was charged together with six others for the murder of Warren Free in August 2014. The killing is alleged to have followed a dispute with the victim that escalated into a violent attack, involving the use of a metal pole that caused fatal injuries… Read more »

Privin Corporation Ltd v HMRC

June 3, 2015

Bark & Co successfully represented a former mobile phone trader in its Appeal in the First Tier Tax Tribunal against HMRC VAT assessments against it of just over £1 million. Further to the VAT assessments HMRC denied the trader the right to input VAT tax on the grounds that the input tax was incurred in… Read more »

Client accused of handling £286k of stolen goods cleared at Maidstone Crown Court

April 7, 2015

R v P and others Senior Solicitor Dina Patel acted for a Mr P who was charged with four others with Conspiracy to receive stolen goods following a large investigation dating back to 2013.  It was alleged that the client along with the others, was part of a much wider Organised Crime Group, and worked… Read more »

Bribery Act Case: Bark&co successful in securing no further action

March 18, 2015

Giles Bark-Jones and Paul Lennon have been successful in obtaining no further action for a client in a wide scale investigation by The Metropolitan Police into bribery and corruption in the construction industry. This case represents one of the first of its kind brought by a prosecuting authority since the Bribery Act 2010 came into… Read more »

R v Karahassan and Others – National Crime Agency Drugs Case

February 12, 2015

In 2013, Mr. K was charged with conspiracy to supply a class A drug following an extensive undercover operation by the National Crime Agency in the UK and abroad. It was alleged that the drugs were being imported from Greece in the back of lorries that were bringing in fruit and vegetables destined for the… Read more »

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