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iSOFT Group PLC – defending Mr. Tim Whiston

Giles Bark-Jones acted for Mr. Tim Whiston, the former CEO of iSOFT Group plc. The FCA opened an investigation into alleged accounting irregularities at the NHS software provider in late 2006. In 2010 our client was charged along with three other former directors for conspiring to make misleading statements, contrary to section 397 (1)(a) and (2) of the Financial Services and… Read more »

Operation Tabernula – largest insider dealing case to date

Operation Tabernula Bark&co represented a former managing director of Deutsche Bank in connection with allegations of insider dealing at a number of banks, hedge funds and other large financial institutions by the Financial Conduct Authority (formally the FSA). The investigation is described by the FCA as the largest and most complex insider dealing case to date…. Read more »

Operation Weeting – Phone Hacking

Operation Weeting : R V  Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson Stuart Kuttner, Greg Miskiw, Ian Edmondson, Neville Thurlbeck , James Weatherup & Glenn Mulcair Bark&co represents a former Editor of News of The World in relation to charges of mobile phone voicemail hacking in one of the widest publicised journalistic cases of recent times. Operation Weeting… Read more »

Horse-Race Fixing – involving jockeys Kieran Fallon and Darren Williams

We represented the jockey, Darren Williams, in the first ever criminal trial centred on “fixing” horse races. The Old Bailey trial involved some of the most highly-regarded QC’s in the country and the gallery was filled with journalists and pundits from the sporting world on a daily basis. The Defence highlighted the inadequacies in the… Read more »

R v Saini – Insider Dealing

At the time the largest FSA prosecution into insider dealing relating to spreadbetting on derivative trades concerning share price movements. Bark & Co acted for the Defendant who was the link between the “inside source” and the trading Defendants. The evidence included statements from bankers within two large well-known banks, digital experts, experts in Price-Sensitive… Read more »

R v Vian – Murder

Bark&co represented Glenn Vian, who over the course of nearly twenty years has repeatedly been accused of the highly publicised murder of a private investigator in 1987.  Mr Vian was eventually charged with this offence in 2008, and held on remand for over two years.  The case against Mr Vian was constructed around a number… Read more »

R v Kweku Adoboli – Fraudulent Trading

Mr Adoboli, is a high profile client, and a former trader at UBS Bank who was charged with false accounting and fraud by Abuse of Position in relation to an alleged US$2.3 billion trading loss. It is alleged that Mr Adoboli conducted either unauthorised trades or fictitious trades purporting to be made on behalf of… Read more »

R v Asil Nadir – Fraud

Bark&co represented Asil Nadir in relation to historic allegations of theft from the company of which he had formerly been CEO, Polly Peck International.  Following previous unsuccessful attempts by other firms to secure an agreement that Mr Nadir would be granted bail during the course of his trial, Mr Nadir returned to the UK in… Read more »

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