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

05 Jul 2022

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on the Credit Suisse money laundering verdict

Founding Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments in Compliance Week on Credit Suisse becoming the first major Swiss bank to be prosecuted for money laundering in the country.

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05 Jul 2022

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on the Credit Suisse money laundering verdict

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09 Jun 2022

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou selected for inclusion in the 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou has been recognised in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom.

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06 Jun 2022

Abigail Ashford analyses the issues facing the criminal justice system

Solicitor Advocate Abigail Ashford examines the crisis faced by the criminal courts in Solicitors Journal. 

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30 May 2022

Abigail Ashford examines the criminal justice system

Solicitor Advocate Abigail Ashford analyses the issues prevalent in the criminal justice system in Edward Fennell’s Legal Diary.

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30 May 2022

Abigail Ashford examines the criminal justice system

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05 May 2022

Partner Amjid Jabbar comments in The Times re the SFO’s case against G4S

Partner Amjid Jabbar comments in The Times re the outsourcing of disclosure by the SFO following several high profile failures in previous cases against Unaoil and Serco.

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28 Apr 2022

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou discusses the Economic Crime Bill

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou examines the Economic Crime Act 2022 and its effectiveness in fighting financial crime in The Times.

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15 Feb 2022

Richard Cannon featured in The Law Society Gazette’s ‘Lawyer in the News’

Partner Richard Cannon was featured in the Lawyer in the News section of The Law Society Gazette in relation to the Corey De Rose case.

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15 Feb 2022

Richard Cannon featured in The Law Society Gazette’s ‘Lawyer in the News’

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08 Feb 2022

Richard Cannon comments on US government’s decision not to appeal Corey De Rose extradition ruling

Partner Richard Cannon comments on US government’s decision not to appeal the Court’s ruling to discharge an extradition request for Corey De Rose. Richard’s comments were published in Law360, 7 February 2022.  Corey de Rose […]

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31 Jan 2022

Richard Cannon comments on the imbalance in the UK and US agreement in the Mike Lynch extradition ruling

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the imbalance in the extradition agreement between the UK and the US in relation to the Mike Lynch extradition case. 

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24 Jan 2022

Richard Cannon comments on client Corey de Rose, who was discharged from an extradition request made by the Government of the United States

Richard Cannon comments on Corey de Rose, alleged hacker who was discharged by DJ Griffiths from an extradition request made by the Government of the United States.

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24 Jan 2022

Richard Cannon comments on client Corey de Rose, who was discharged from an extradition request made by the Government of the United States

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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06 Jan 2022

Bambos Tsiattalou discusses crypto assets and white-collar crime

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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.

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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.

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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.

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14 Dec 2021

Bambos Tsiattalou examines whether cryptocurrency regulation goes far enough to mitigate white-collar crime

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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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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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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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