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Criminal Defence Fraud Lawyers at Bark&Co Solicitors Secure Acquittal in Biggest Ever UK Direct Tax Fraud

Conspiracy to Defraud the Revenue (Operation Amazon). After a 10 month trial at Southwark Crown Court, our top criminal fraud defence lawyer team at Bark&Co Solicitors, secure acquittal in the biggest Direct & Complex tax fraud in British history.  Our client was charged with Conspiracy to Defraud the Revenue (Operation Amazon). Biggest Direct & Most… Read more »

Bark&co act in another SFO prosecution

Bark&co acts for Mr. R who has been charged along with four other British men, including three former Directors of Solar Energy Savings Limited. They have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud following the Serious Fraud Office’s investigation into Solar Energy Savings Limited, PV Solar Direct Limited and Ultra Energy Global Limited. Serious Fraud… Read more »

LIBOR – SFO prosecution

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 January… Read more »

Former New Zealand cricket captain and Barrister Acquitted

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 »

Operation Elveden – Corruption in Public Office

Bark&co represents a client in relation to the on-going trial involving allegations of inappropriate payments to police and also corruption in public office. The investigation was an offshoot of those in relation to the media phone hacking scandal (Operation Weeting). The Crown has now offered no further evidence against our client, the trial however continues for… Read more »

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… 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 »

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