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
11 Jan 2022
Partner Richard Cannon comments on the Attorney General’s investigation into the SFO, in Law360
Partner Richard Cannon comments on the Attorney General’s investigation into the SFO, in Law360, following the Zaid Akle decision.READ MOREREAD MORE
11 Jan 2022
Partner Richard Cannon comments on the Attorney General’s investigation into the SFO, in Law360READ MORE
07 Jan 2022
Criminal courts are no playground – Maria Theodoulou
Partner Maria Theodoulou examines private prosecution in The Law Society Gazette and discusses the downfalls of the current system.
06 Jan 2022
Bambos Tsiattalou discusses crypto assets and white-collar crime
Partner Bambos Tsiattalou discusses the relationship between crypto assets and white-collar crime, in The Fintech Times.
16 Dec 2021
Richard Cannon comments on the future of the SFO, in The Times
Partner Richard Cannon comments on the future of the SFO, in The Times, following the decision by the Court of Appeal last week to quash the bribery conviction of a manager at Unaoil.READ MOREREAD MORE
14 Dec 2021
Richard Cannon comments in relation to the Court of Appeal overturning Unaoil conviction
Partner Richard Cannon comments in Compliance Week and Law360 in relation to the Court of Appeal’s recent decision to overturn the bribery conviction of a former Unaoil Group manager.
14 Dec 2021
Bambos Tsiattalou examines whether cryptocurrency regulation goes far enough to mitigate white-collar crime
Partner Bambos Tsiattalou examines whether cryptocurrency regulation goes far enough to mitigate white-collar crime, in banking and financial services publication, IBS Intelligence.
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.READ MOREREAD MORE
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.
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.
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, […]READ MOREREAD MORE
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]READ MOREREAD MORE
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]READ MOREREAD MORE
10 Jun 2021
Bambos Tsiattalou writes in The Times re the recent GCHQ mass data interception ECHR rulingREAD MORE
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 […]
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 […]