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

04 Jan 2024

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou discusses the SFO’s hiring spree in The Times

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou argues that the push for increased manpower at the Serious Fraud Office must translate into effective prosecutions.

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04 Jan 2024

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou discusses the SFO’s hiring spree in The Times

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15 Feb 2024

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the SFO and whistleblowers in The Times, City A.M. and The Law Society Gazette

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the recent announcement from Director of the Serious Fraud Office that the agency will push to pay whistleblowers, as well as deploy ‘covert tactics’ borrowed from policing.

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09 Feb 2024

Partner Maria Theodoulou discusses computer evidence in Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence

With the recent dramatisation of the Post Office scandal throwing reliance on computer evidence into the spotlight, Partner Maria Theodoulou explores the legal presumptions surrounding digital evidence.

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15 Jan 2024

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the Horizon IT scandal in City A.M., Law360 The Daily Mail

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the announcement of legislation to quash the convictions of hundreds of sub-postmasters who had been wrongfully convicted in the Horizon IT scandal.

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15 Jan 2024

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the Horizon IT scandal in City A.M., Law360 The Daily Mail

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05 Dec 2023

Stokoe Partnership authors UK chapter of Chambers & Partners Litigation Guide 2024

Exploring the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act, Stokoe Partnership authors the UK chapter of the Chambers & Partners Litigation Guide 2024.

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04 Dec 2023

Partner Richard Cannon discusses the Home Office’s review of disclosure and fraud offences in FTAdviser

Partner Richard Cannon explores the launch of the Home Office’s review into fraud and the disclosure regime, and discusses how this will impact victims of fraud.

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27 Nov 2023

Partner Ernest Aduwa comments on the sentencing of young offenders in MailOnline

Following the sentencing of social media prankster Mizzy, who was found guilty on two counts of breaching a criminal behaviour order imposed for posting videos on social media without consent, Partner Ernest Aduwa comments on the sentencing of young offenders.

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27 Nov 2023

Partner Ernest Aduwa comments on the sentencing of young offenders in MailOnline

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10 Nov 2023

Partner Amjid Jabbar comments on the use of UK drill music videos in court cases in the Evening Standard

Partner Amjid Jabbar comments on the increased use of UK drill music videos being submitted as ‘admissible evidence’ in court cases.

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06 Nov 2023

Partner Richard Cannon explores Nick Ephgrave’s first probe as SFO Director in Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence

Partner Richard Cannon explores the Serious Fraud Office’s probe into Safe Hands Plans limited, and discusses the significance of this investigation as the first of new Director Nick Ephgrave’s tenure.

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26 Oct 2023

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors recognised in The Times Best Law Firms 2024

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors has been listed in The Times Best Law Firms 2024 for its Crime expertise.

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26 Oct 2023

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors recognised in The Times Best Law Firms 2024

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19 Oct 2023

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors ranked in Chambers & Partners UK 2024

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors has been ranked for its Crime, POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture expertise in the Chambers & Partners UK 2024 Guide.

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17 Oct 2023

Solicitor Rubin Italia comments on illegal migration and the European Convention on Human Rights in IBA Global Insight

Solicitor Rubin Italia comments on the UK government’s recent proposals to leave the European Convention on Human Rights as part of their push to crackdown on illegal migration in the International Bar Association’s Global Insight magazine.

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12 Oct 2023

Partner Amjid Jabbar and Solicitor Advocate Abigail Ashford discuss the armed police shortage in The Times

In light of recent controversy surrounding armed police officers and the use of lethal force, Partner Amjid Jabbar and Solicitor Advocate Abigail Ashford argue that transparency and accountability are vital if the Metropolitan Police is to resolve its troubled relationship with the public.

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12 Oct 2023

Partner Amjid Jabbar and Solicitor Advocate Abigail Ashford discuss the armed police shortage in The Times

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09 Oct 2023

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the FCA’s crackdown on crypto marketing in Verdict

In light of the FCA’s crypto marketing regime coming into effect, Partner Richard Cannon comments on how high rates of fraud and financial crime have shaken confidence in the digital assets sector.

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04 Oct 2023

Stokoe Partnership ranked in The Legal 500 UK Guide 2024

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors has been ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2024 guide for ‘Crime: General’ and ‘Fraud: White Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals)’.

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25 Sep 2023

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the future of the Serious Fraud Office in Law360

Partner Richard Cannon argues that the Serious Fraud Office must take faster and more effective action in investigations under new leadership if it is to regain its reputation as a prosecuting authority.

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25 Sep 2023

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the future of the Serious Fraud Office in Law360

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21 Sep 2023

Partner Ernest Aduwa and Solicitor Rhianna Tsiattalou explore the proposed ban of American XL bully dogs in The Times

Partner Ernest Aduwa and Solicitor Rhianna Tsiattalou argue that a ban on American XL Bully dogs will be a challenge to enforce, but may be a necessity to protect the public.

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18 Sep 2023

Solicitor Rhianna Tsiattalou comments on the XL Bully ban and the Dangerous Dogs Act in BBC News, The Guardian and The Daily Mail

In light of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s calls to define and ban American XL Bully dogs after a series of recent attacks, Solicitor Rhianna Tstiattalou comments on the challenges the government will face in enforcing this ban and the importance of protecting the public.

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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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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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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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