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 knowledge and expertise within the practice really is second to none.” – The Legal 500 UK 2024

“Stokoe is phenomenal and famous for the range of criminal clients it gets.” – Chambers & Partners 2022

“Every case, regardless of how big or small it is, is prepared with impeccable care and attention.” – The Legal 500 UK 2024

‘A very switched-on and commercially minded pragmatic approach.’ – The Legal 500 UK 2022

 

“a good outfit with lawyers who are all tenacious and willing to go out of their way to help others.” – Chambers & Partners 2022

“They know how to adapt to every scenario and situation. They understand life, people, and most importantly, the law.” – The Legal 500 Uk 2024

‘A standout firm for criminal law, proceeds of crime and fraud litigation, Stokoe Partnership is an excellent boutique firm.’ – The Legal 500 UK 2022

 

“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

News

02 Jul 2024

Partner Ernest Aduwa comments on online sleuths and police investigations in The i Paper

Partner Ernest Aduwa comments on how online sleuths and conspiracy theories can hamper criminal investigations, in The i Paper.

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02 Jul 2024

Partner Ernest Aduwa comments on online sleuths and police investigations in The i Paper

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27 Jun 2024

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the FCA rebranding in City A.M.

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the news that the FCA is set to spend £90,000 on a “brand refresh” to help redefine the regulator’s audiences and purpose.

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25 Jun 2024

Partner Richard Cannon comments on money laundering in Financial Accountant

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the recent seizure of gold bullion and artwork from a convicted money launderer.

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25 Jun 2024

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou recognised in the 13th edition of Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou has been recognised in the 2025 edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom.

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25 Jun 2024

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou recognised in the 13th edition of Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom

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28 May 2024

Partner Richard Cannon comments on Labour’s proposals to tackle financial crime in Law360

Partner Richard Cannon comments on Labour’s plan for financial services, and explores what these proposals could mean for combatting fraud.

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07 May 2024

Partner Ernest Aduwa and Solicitor Jessica Sarwat explore the court backlog in Law360

Partner Ernest Aduwa and Solicitor Jessica Sarwat examine the reasons behind the current backlog across the judicial system.

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26 Apr 2024

Partner Richard Cannon comments on overturned convictions in Metro

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the recent news that Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 conviction has been overturned on the basis that he did not receive a fair trial.

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26 Apr 2024

Partner Richard Cannon comments on overturned convictions in Metro

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25 Apr 2024

Solicitor Antony Lane discusses the Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill in Solicitors Journal

Solicitor Antony Lane explores the landmark piece of legislation aimed at exonerating those wrongly convicted as part of the Horizon scandal.

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23 Apr 2024

Solicitor Advocate Abigail Ashford explores the case of Andrew Malkinson in Solicitors Journal

Solicitor Advocate Abigail Ashford discussed the tragic case of Andrew Malkinson and its far-reaching impact on the entirety of the legal system.

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23 Apr 2024

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors welcomes new Head of Compliance from Mishcon de Reya

Specialist criminal defence and litigation boutique law firm, Stokoe Partnership Solicitors, today announces the appointment of new Head of Compliance Jarret Brown, who joins the firm from Mishcon de Reya.

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23 Apr 2024

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors welcomes new Head of Compliance from Mishcon de Reya

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22 Apr 2024

Solicitor Rubin Italia explores assisted dying legislation in the Law Society Gazette

Solicitor Rubin Italia discussed the proposed reform to assisted dying legislation and the importance of introducing appropriate safeguards.

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18 Apr 2024

Bambos Tsiattalou comments re Hugh Grant privacy case settlement

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments in reaction the news that Hugh Grant settled his privacy case with The Sun.

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15 Apr 2024

Barrister Jessica Sobey comments on mobile phone data evidence in the Evening Standard

Following reports that faulty mobile phone data submitted as evidence in criminal cases, Barrister Jessica Sobey comments on how digital evidence is treated in courts.

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15 Apr 2024

Barrister Jessica Sobey comments on mobile phone data evidence in the Evening Standard

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15 Apr 2024

Partner Ernest Aduwa comments on cloning car registration plates in The Times

Partner Ernest Aduwa comments on the spate of recent ‘car cloning’ scams, where criminals duplicate vehicle registration plates.

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09 Apr 2024

Barrister Jessica Sobey comments on the reliability of communications data used in criminal trials in Computer Weekly

 Barrister Jessica Sobey comments on the discovery of errors discovered in O2 phone data, and the risk computer evidence presented as reliable may be fundamentally flawed.

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08 Apr 2024

Barrister Jessica Sobey explores mobile phone evidence in Law360

Barrister Jessica Sobey discusses the Home Office probe launched after it was found that faulty mobile phone data was believed to have been used as evidence in criminal cases.

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08 Apr 2024

Barrister Jessica Sobey explores mobile phone evidence in Law360

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27 Mar 2024

Solicitor Rubin Italia comments on assisted dying in Solicitors Journal

Solicitor Rubin Italia comments on calls to reform assisted dying lawyers in the UK.

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18 Mar 2024

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the Mike Lynch fraud trial in Law360

Partner Richard Cannon comments on recent developments in the US fraud trial of Ex-Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch.

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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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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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Legal Aid

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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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