SIX CONSECUTIVE YEARS AS A TOP TIER FIRM – Legal500 2017
We are proud to announce that for the 6th consecutive year, Bark&co has been recognised as a TOP-TIER FIRM for FRAUD: WHITE-COLLAR CRIME in the Legal500 2017.
The Legal500 noted: “Bark&co’s ‘core of talented and hardworking solicitors’ have ‘a first-class reputation in matters of financial offending’, and the team ‘prepares all cases with energy and focus, and is meticulous in its work’. In a recent highlight, the firm acted for a former broker from Tullett Prebon charged with conspiring to rig the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), a high-profile matter mounting up to trillions of dollars in value. The group also represented the CEO of a multimillion-pound logistics company, who faced allegations of conspiring with corrupt accountants to defraud HMRC of over £6m in PAYE, VAT and other payments. Practice head Giles Bark-Jones is ‘without doubt one of the sharpest defence lawyers practicing today’, and other key figures include Frederick Bunn.
In addition, Bark&co has been ranked in LONDON: CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL – VAT AND INDIRECT TAX
“Traditionally thought of as a fraud and business crime firm, Bark&co has placed a considerable amount of focus in its tax litigation offering, with particular emphasis on VAT and excise issues. Acting primarily for individual clients, department head Giles Bark-Jones has been involved in civil matters and criminal tax fraud cases, and is also instructed by corporate clients in tribunal cases against HMRC. Alex Nelson (a solicitor with four decades of experience) joined the team from Malletts Solicitors in 2016.”
Bark&co continues to be ranked in CRIME: GENERAL.
The ‘talented and hardworking solicitors’ at Bark&co have ‘an excellent reputation in matters of general crime’, providing ‘clear and tactical advice from the outset, and extending their advice to media and PR issues’. Giles Bark-Jones is ‘charismatic and tactically astute, and quickly wins the trust of clients’, and Frederick Bunn is also a key figure.