Stokoe Partnership Solicitors is a London & Manchester based multi-disciplinary practice specialising in criminal defence & civil litigation.

Civil Litigation Criminal defence

We consistently attract high profile work, prosecuted by bodies such 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 and National Crime Agency.

Our experienced team of lawyers have been involved in many of the leading cases of recent years and our experience is invaluable in representing individuals. We are highly ranked for our criminal defence work and are recognised as a leading firm for general crime, fraud and white collar crime. The Chambers Guide recognises our Firm as a “dedicated criminal defence boutique noted for its expert handling of serious crime cases”, and The Legal 500 UK 2021 Guide describes us as “tough and fearless, one of the leading defence firms in the country” and note we “instil confidence and have a wide range of clients both domestically and, increasingly, internationally”.

Alongside our criminal practice, we also represent individuals and public limited companies facing allegations that include corruption, serious fraud, white collar crime and regulatory issues. Stokoe Partnership Solicitors specialises in defending a wide range of cases, ranging from international frauds involving the United Nations and Foreign Government ministers to large scale “city” frauds.

We have established an international client base as a result of the work we undertake. The relationships we have developed with lawyers and organisations globally means we can ensure access to experts in foreign jurisdictions including Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East.

In addition to our criminal practice, we have a strong civil litigation team specialising in a range of matters from injunctive relief claims to heavy international arbitrations. We have close links with leading sets of barristers and pride ourselves on being able to respond immediately to situations requiring court intervention.

“The team is very efficient and goes beyond the call of duty – I am confident the advice they give is of the highest quality.” Chambers & Partners 2021

“One of the leading defence firms in the country” – The Legal 500 UK 2021

“A first class outfit.” – The Legal 500 UK 2021

“They cover the full spectrum of crime and fraud with a burgeoning civil practice. They pursue cases with a relentless rigour” – The Legal 500 UK 2021

“They are very good and very supportive.” Chambers & Partners 2021

“A popular choice for a range of serious criminal matters” – Chambers and Partners

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors is ‘a real powerhouse which retains a fantastic reputation for serious organised crime.’

“Stokoe Partnership ‘never wavers when dealing with legal aid or private clients’” – The Legal 500

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors “attracts demanding clients, but earns their trust through commitment, hard work and tactical ferocity”

News

01 Mar 2021

Rich suspected criminals whose assets are frozen ‘should no longer receive legal aid’

Partner Brian Swan examines recent proposals by the Law Commission to stop rich suspected criminals from receiving legal aid and discusses how this proposal seeks to reverse the position implemented by the Proceeds of Crime […]

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01 Mar 2021

Rich suspected criminals whose assets are frozen ‘should no longer receive legal aid’

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25 Feb 2021

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou writes for The Times regarding EncroChat investigation

Writing for The Times, Partner Bambos Tsiattalou examines the EncroChat investigation, its implications on the right to privacy and whether the investigation sets a precedent for prosecutors to widen their investigation powers. Bambos’ article was […]

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09 Feb 2021

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on SFO’s attempt to flout jurisdiction rules in Compliance Week

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on SFO’s attempt to flout jurisdiction rules in Compliance Week, 08 February 2021. Read Bambos’ full comments in Compliance Week here.  Bambos’ comments were also published in International Accounting Bulletin, 09 […]

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01 Feb 2021

FCA Trader Chat Warning Hints At Virus Misconduct Probes – Bambos Tsiattalou

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments in Law360 on FCA’s recent market watch on electronic communications due to a shift to remote working. Bambos’ comments were published in Law360, 28 January 2021, and can be found here. […]

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01 Feb 2021

FCA Trader Chat Warning Hints At Virus Misconduct Probes – Bambos Tsiattalou

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01 Feb 2021

Rich suspects, frozen assets and legal aid – Brian Swan

Partner Brian Swan examines proposals by the Law Commission to stop rich suspected criminals of receiving legal aid, in The Law Society Gazette. Brian’s article was published in The Law Society Gazette, 1 February 2021, […]

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COMPUTER

25 Jan 2021

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on the crypto industry in Cryptonews

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on the crypto industry in relation to regulator scrutiny, in Cryptonews, 23 January 2021. Read Bambos’ full comments here. “The eventual EU regime looks set to require companies offering a cryptocurrency […]

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15 Jan 2021

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on Mike Lynch extradition

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments in relation to ex-ministers saying the UK must now allow Mike Lynch to be extradited to the US.

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15 Jan 2021

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on Mike Lynch extradition

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15 Jan 2021

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on the SFO closing its investigation into British American Tobacco

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments in the Evening Standard in relation to the news that the SFO have closed their investigation into British American Tobacco after three years.

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15 Jan 2021

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on Bitcoin facing regulatory scrutiny in Business Insider

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments in Business Insider in relation to regulators sharpening their focus on bitcoin and its use in the international financial system.

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07 Jan 2021

US Faces Tough Ask To Overturn Assange Extradition Ruling – Brian Swan

Partner Brian Swan comments on the recent decision by UK courts to block the extradition of Julian Assange to the US on health grounds, in Law360.

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07 Jan 2021

US Faces Tough Ask To Overturn Assange Extradition Ruling – Brian Swan

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06 Jan 2021

The Law Commission’s Proposed Reform of Misconduct in Public Office – Michael Sophocleous

Partner Michael Sophocleous examines the Law Commission’s proposed reform to the current common-law offence of misconduct in public office and assesses its merits, in Lawyer Monthly.

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18 Dec 2020

Credit Suisse Charged Over Bulgarian Wrestler’s Cocaine Smuggling Ring – Bambos Tsiattalou

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on the news that Switzerland’s federal prosecutor has filed charges against Credit Suisse for allegedly facilitating money laundering “on a grand scale”.

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06 Nov 2020

CJEU ruling preserves individual privacy in criminal investigations – Bambos Tsiattalou

Partner, Bambos Tsiattalou examines the recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruling which states that bulk data retention regimes must be brought within EU law and what this means for authorities such as the National Crime Agency (NCA) and their investigations.

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06 Nov 2020

CJEU ruling preserves individual privacy in criminal investigations – Bambos Tsiattalou

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22 Oct 2020

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors ranked in Chambers & Partners UK 2021

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors are pleased to have been ranked in the Chambers & Partners UK 2021 Guide.

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19 Oct 2020

Law Commission’s new idea for Confiscation Orders is unfair – Brian Swan

Partner Brian Swan discusses why the Law Commission’s new idea for Confiscation Orders is unfair, in Law360.

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15 Oct 2020

Michael Sophocleous comments in The Canary

Partner Michael Sophocleous comments in The Canary in relation to custody extensions resulting in more guilty pleas.

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15 Oct 2020

Michael Sophocleous comments in The Canary

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01 Oct 2020

Proposed changes to confiscation regime are unfair on criminals – Brian Swan

Partner Brian Swan discusses why the recent proposal from the law commission, that criminals must pay back their ill-gotten gains or face returning to prison, is unfair, in The Times.

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30 Sep 2020

Stokoe Partnership ranked in The Legal 500 UK Guide 2021

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors has been ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2021 guide for ‘Crime: General’ and ‘Fraud: White Collar Crime’.

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Services

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Arbitration – Domestic & International

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Arrest and Search Warrants

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Bribery & Corruption

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Business Crime

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Cash Seizure/Detention & Forfeiture

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Civil Forfeiture & Civil Recovery

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Civil Fraud

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Confiscation, Restraint Orders & Receivership

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Corporate Internal Investigations

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Corporate Manslaughter

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Cyber Crime

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Dispute Resolution

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Driving Offences

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Drug Offences

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Extradition

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Firearms

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Fraud

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Injunctive Relief

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Insider Dealing & Market abuse

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Insolvency

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Intellectual Property

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Judicial Reviews

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Kidnapping

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Money Laundering

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Murder

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Private Client

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Robbery

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Sexual Offences

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Tax Fraud

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Trading Standards & Intellectual Property Offences

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