Max is ranked as a Leading Junior in financial crime, business and regulatory crime (including global investigations), and sport.
“Max is very bright and able to quickly grasp issues and suggest solutions. He is also personable, accommodating and easy to work with.” – Legal 500 (2021)
“Very calm and measured.” – Chambers UK (2021)
“Very commercial, 100% reliable, and his technical expertise stands out in particular.” – Chambers UK (2021)
“He’s extremely personable and builds really good relationships with clients.” – Chambers UK (2021)
“Intelligent, perceptive and diligent” – Legal 500 (2020)
“His advocacy is known for its easy manner, sounds analysis and intelligence” – Legal 500 (2020)
“He’s very smooth, very professional and full of promise” – Chambers UK (2020)
A specialist in serious crime and fraud, both prosecuting and defending, Max has been instructed in some of the most complex and high-profile cases in recent years including LIBOR and Forex. Over the last decade Max has appeared in cases ranging across the criminal spectrum, including homicide, organised crime, drug conspiracies and serious violence. He also has experience in private prosecutions.
Max is a member of the SFO’s A panel and a level 4 prosecutor for the CPS. He is also a level 4 member of the CPS Specialist Panels for both Fraud and Serious Crime, and a level 3 member of the Counter Terrorism Panel.
Max is also a leading practitioner in the Sports arena. He is regularly instructed to represent The Football Association in matters of professional discipline and has appeared on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority. He is additionally an advisor to UK Anti-Doping and has undertaken work for the Rugby Football Union and Rugby Football League.
Max has been instructed across a broad range of criminal matters, including homicide, organised crime and drugs, with a particular focus currently on financial and corporate crime.
Max is a foremost practitioner in the field of Sports law. He is routinely instructed by The Football Association, having acted as a resident senior legal advisor to The FA between 2013-2014. He has appeared or advised in a number of the most high-profile matters of recent years.
Max has also represented the British Horseracing Authority in front of its disciplinary panel, in respect of appeals brought by jockeys and trainers against the decisions of racecourse stewards.
Max is also routinely instructed to advise UK Anti-Doping, including on the sufficiency of prosecutions against athletes suspected of serious doping offences.
Max has appeared in a number of inquests, principally on behalf of the family of the deceased.
Max has experience in Courts Martial, in particular on behalf of British military personnel based in Germany.
BA hons Classics (Oxon)
Criminal Bar Association
South Eastern Circuit Fraud Lawyers
Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
FA Anti-Discrimination Chairman’s Panel
Leading individual in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK Bar directories (see Recommendations