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.

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

‘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

‘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

26 Nov 2021

Partner Richard Cannon writes for Lawyer Monthly re the Amec bribery case

Partner Richard Cannon discusses in Lawyer Monthly the recent decision by the SFO to drop their investigation into individuals for their alleged involvement in bribery at Amec Foster Wheeler Plc.

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26 Nov 2021

Partner Richard Cannon writes for Lawyer Monthly re the Amec bribery case

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12 Nov 2021

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors authors the UK chapter of the Chambers White-Collar Crime 2021 Global Practice Guide

Partners Bambos Tsiattalou, Maria Theodoulou and Richard Cannon examine the White-Collar Crime market in the UK.

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25 Oct 2021

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors ranked in Chambers & Partners UK 2022

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors retains leading firm status in the Chambers UK Guide for Crime and POCA.

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20 Oct 2021

Fiduciary Duties and the liability to account: setting a proper limit

Partner Richard Cannon examines fiduciary duties, the divergence in outcomes between different jurisdictions and account of profits. This article was published on Lexology and can be found here. Fiduciary duties have a long history. Cicero, […]

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20 Oct 2021

Fiduciary Duties and the liability to account: setting a proper limit

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13 Oct 2021

Stokoe continues growth with the acquisition of two more criminal defence solicitors

Specialist criminal defence and litigation boutique law firm, Stokoe Partnership Solicitors, today announces the appointment of two new solicitors, Abigail Ashford from Reeds Solicitors and Antony Lane from law firm Leslie Franks. These appointments follow […]

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11 Oct 2021

Richard Cannon comments on the Petrofac fine in Compliance Week

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the implications of the new Petrofac fine, including a rise in the firm’s stock prices, in Compliance Week. Richard’s comments were published in Compliance Week, 8 October 2021, and can […]

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05 Oct 2021

Richard Cannon comments on the recent Petrofac SFO plea deal in Law360

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the recent news that the SFO ordered Petrofac to pay $95m after failing to prevent bribery, in Law360. Richard’s comments were published in Law360, 4 October 2021, and can be […]

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05 Oct 2021

Richard Cannon comments on the recent Petrofac SFO plea deal in Law360

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29 Sep 2021

Stokoe Partnership ranked in The Legal 500 UK Guide 2022

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors has been ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2022 guide for ‘Crime: General’ and ‘Fraud: White Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals)’. Please see below a list of the full rankings and commentary […]

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23 Jul 2021

Richard Cannon comments in The Times re the Mike Lynch extradition ruling

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the news that a judge at Westminster Magistrates’ Court has ruled that Mike Lynch can be extradited to the US, in The Times. Richard’s comments were published in The Times, […]

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10 Jun 2021

Bambos Tsiattalou writes in The Times re the recent GCHQ mass data interception ECHR ruling

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou examines in The Times the recent European Court of Human Rights ruling in relation to GCHQ’s data interception practices. A version of Bambos’s article was published in The Times, 10 June 2021, […]

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10 Jun 2021

Bambos Tsiattalou writes in The Times re the recent GCHQ mass data interception ECHR ruling

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03 Jun 2021

Bambos Tsiattalou selected for inclusion in the 10th Edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou has been selected for inclusion in the 10th Edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom.   Best Lawyers is a peer review guide to the legal profession, providing lawyer rankings […]

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18 May 2021

Bambos Tsiattalou discusses the Mike Lynch extradition case in The Barrister Magazine

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou examines the Mike Lynch extradition case and discusses the imbalance in transatlantic extradition arrangements. Bambos’ article was published in the May editon of The Barrister Magazine and can be found on page […]

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30 Apr 2021

Richard Cannon comments in Law360 in relation to the recent Skat cum-ex judgment

Partner Richard Cannon comments in relation to the recent Skat cum-ex judgment, in Law360. Richard’s comments were published in Law360, 29 April 2021, and can be found here.  “The judgment is clear that the decided […]

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30 Apr 2021

Richard Cannon comments in Law360 in relation to the recent Skat cum-ex judgment

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13 Apr 2021

Specialist financial crime and extradition partner joins Stokoe Partnership Central London office

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Cannon as a partner to its Central London offices. Richard joins Stokoe Partnership Solicitors from Gunnercooke, where he was a partner. Prior to this […]

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17 Mar 2021

Bambos Tsiattalou comments in Daily Express re the FCA proceedings against NatWest

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments in relation to the FCA launching criminal money laundering proceedings against NatWest, in Daily Express. Bambos’ comments were published in Daily Express, 17 March 2021, and can be found on pg […]

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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

Bambos Tsiattalou comments in Compliance Week on SFO jurisdiction ruling

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on theSFO’s attempt to flout jurisdiction rules in Compliance Week. Bambos’ comments were published in Compliance Week, 8 February 2021, and can be found here.  Bambos’ comments were also published in […]

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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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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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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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