Email: ameldrum@stokoepartnership.com

Telephone number: 0203 427 5710

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Alistair is a specialist in major crime, Drugs, Murder, Fraud, Money Laundering, Foreign Nationals Crime. His reputation within the industry is immense. He has represented defendants in the majority of major trial which have occurred in the last 20 years.

Alistair was Admitted in 1980 having worked as a legal executive for 16 years previously and has a wealth of experience. He was the founding Partner of a leading regional Crime Practice, for over 16 years, before moving on. Both Alistair and his firm were ranked in Chambers Guide for over a decade (1993 -2005).

Notable cases:

  • R v B – This was a major drugs case involving 24 Colombian defendants and major drugs importation and money laundering. Alistair’s secured an acquittal.
  • R v C – This case involved employees of Inland Revenue. The defendants were tax inspectors accused of bribery and corruption of tax returns and tax collections. Alistair’s defendant was the only one of four to be acquitted.
  • R v G and others- Alistair defended a client accused of money laundering £100 million in Kingston. After 78 days of trial Alistair successfully argued an abuse of process and the defendants were released from proceedings.
  • R v A – This concerned a murder trial. The client was acquitted by Jury after a lengthy trial. It also concerned an ancillary matter of kidnap by the British Police which is currently being appealed.
  • R v S – Alistair was involved in one of the first cases prosecuted under the Proceeds of Crime Act concerning a large amount of money found buried underneath a caravan site. The defendant pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering but during confiscation proceedings a very beneficial settlement was agreed.