About usStokoe is a criminal litigation practice specialising in defending very serious crime.

The practice was established in 1994 by Bambos Tsiattalou, whose attention to detail, meticulous case preparation and high levels of client care have become the standard and ethos of the practice. It is because of this approach that the practice secures large cases, referred not only from previous and existing clients but also from Chambers and other professionals. In order to preserve and build upon our reputation, the practice has a policy of employing solicitors to manage cases at every level, as opposed to unqualified caseworkers.

The criminal defence practice’s unwavering commitment to its clients has underpinned its substantial growth. The demand from individuals based in the North of England saw us open a branch office in Manchester in 2006. A third office was opened in Chancery Lane in 2010, specifically to deal with the increasing volume of white collar and private instructions. At the same time we have maintained our commitment to publicly funded work.

The practice consistently attracts high profile work that has been prosecuted by such bodies as the Inland Revenue, HM Revenue & Customs, the Serious Fraud Office and the Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, as well as the Crown Prosecution Service.

Alongside our criminal practice we also represent individuals and public limited companies in allegations that include corruption, serious fraud (so called ‘white collar crime’) and regulatory issues. Stokoe specialises in defending a wide variety of cases, ranging from international frauds involving the United Nations and Foreign Government ministers to large scale “city” frauds. We have attracted an increasing number of private instructions, both from own clients and clients referred to the firm.

We have established an international client base as a result of the work we undertake. The relationships we have developed with lawyers and organisations internationally means we can ensure access to experts in these foreign jurisdictions. Currently we act for individuals based in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

We have offices in both London and Manchester, with our London offices based in Leytonstone and Chancery Lane.

Our team is available to provide comprehensive advice and assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.