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**POSTPONED - NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED** Fraud Round Up: Selected Cases from 2021

Wednesday 29 September, 17.30-18.30

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Fraud Round Up: Selected Cases from 2021

A webinar presented by Red Lion members Gillian Jones QC, Faras Baloch, Max Baines, Georgia Lassoff and chaired by Allison Clare QC.

This webinar will provide a round up of select key fraud cases from 2021, addressing the latest developments in:

  • Criminal Evidence
  • DPAs
  • Disclosure
  • Proceeds of Crime

PANELLISTS

Allison Clare QC [CHAIR]

Allison is head of the Fraud and Corruption Practice Group at Red Lion Chambers. She specialises in all aspects of corporate and individual white collar crime.
 
 
 
 

Gillian Jones QC

Gillian is both the first woman and the youngest person to become Head of Chambers in its 71-year history. She was recognised in the ‘Hot 100’ lawyers list 2021 produced by The Lawyer Magazine; was winner of ‘Crime Silk of the year’ for Legal 500’s UK awards 2020; was Highly Commended by the British Legal Awards 2019 for the ‘Women in law award’ and is cited as a Leading Silk by Chambers UK and Legal 500.

Gillian has developed a high profile practice with a particular specialisation in financial and corporate crime, acting on behalf of individuals, corporate clients and the prosecution – many of her cases are well-known with a global reach. Gillian also advises companies on compliance issues, internal investigations, and strategically following commencement of investigations by the SFO, FCA and other regulatory bodies. Her practice is such that she has acquired specialist knowledge of restraint and confiscation.

Faras Baloch

Faras is a specialist in financial crimes such as fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, market abuse and corruption. He advises in internal investigations relating to financial misconduct and breaches of international sanctions. He is ranked as a leading junior in financial, business and regulatory crime (including global investigations). He has been appointed to the SFO ‘A’ panels for prosecution and the proceeds of crime and is a level 4 prosecutor for the CPS. He was appointed to the CPS Specialist Fraud panel at level 4.

Faras is a specialist in the use of artificial intelligence (“AI”) in investigations and has been advising a number of agencies and companies on technology assisted review using AI. Faras acts for individuals and companies facing criminal proceedings.

Max Baines

Max is ranked as a Leading Junior in financial crime, business and regulatory crime (including global investigations), and sport.

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.

Georgia Lassoff

Georgia has a specialist knowledge of privilege in the context of corporate fraud; and a knowledge base in MTIC fraud and other cross-border financial crime in the post-Brexit arena. She has been instructed to defend and prosecute complex business crime and economic offences.