Civil Litigation

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors has a specialist civil litigation team with extensive experience spanning a range of practices, including complex arbitrations and commercial litigations, civil fraud, insolvency, civil forfeiture and recovery and tax fraud.

We are described in the Chambers Guide as “a very reliable firm that provides a top service” and The Legal 500 recognises our team for its “strength in depth” of expertise and notes we “pursue cases with a relentless rigour”.

Civil Litigation Services

Arbitration – Domestic & International

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Civil Forfeiture & Civil Recovery

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Civil Fraud

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Corporate Internal Investigations

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Dispute Resolution

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Injunctive Relief

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Insolvency

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Intellectual Property

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Judicial Reviews

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Private Client

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Tax Fraud

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Trading Standards & Intellectual Property Offences

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Civil Litigation Team

BAMBOS TSIATTALOU

Bambos Tsiattalou

Partner

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MARIA THEODOULOU

Maria Theodoulou

Partner

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AMJID JABBAR

Amjid Jabbar

Partner

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Michael Sophocleous

Michael Sophocleous

Partner

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Helen White

Lawyer

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GEOFFREY GOLDKORN

Geoffrey Goldkorn

Consultant

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ERNEST ADUWA

Ernest Aduwa

Consultant

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Civil Litigation News

01 Feb 2021

FCA Trader Chat Warning Hints At Virus Misconduct Probes – Bambos Tsiattalou

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments in Law360 on FCA’s recent market watch on electronic communications due to a shift to remote working. Bambos’ comments were published in Law360, 28 January 2021, and can be found here. […]

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01 Feb 2021

FCA Trader Chat Warning Hints At Virus Misconduct Probes – Bambos Tsiattalou

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COMPUTER

25 Jan 2021

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on the crypto industry in Cryptonews

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on the crypto industry in relation to regulator scrutiny, in Cryptonews, 23 January 2021. Read Bambos’ full comments here. “The eventual EU regime looks set to require companies offering a cryptocurrency […]

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25 Feb 2020

Update regarding Dr Duško Knežević extradition hearing

The Chief Magistrate at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, today granted an application on behalf of our client Dr Knezevic to put back the extradition hearing in his case, following difficulties we […]

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24 Feb 2020

Google is profiting from crime and scam victims may have a claim, lawyers say

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments in relation to lawyers saying that Google profiting from crime and scam victims may have a claim, in The Telegraph.   Bambos’ comments were published in The Telegraph, 23 February 2020, and […]

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24 Feb 2020

Google is profiting from crime and scam victims may have a claim, lawyers say

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16 Jan 2020

Finance Watchdogs Ramp Up Pressure For Libor Transition

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on the news that the FCA and the Bank of England have ramped up the pressure for Libor transition, in Law360.

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09 Jan 2020

Life on the run: what’s next for Carlos Ghosn, fugitive ex-Nissan boss?

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments in relation to Carlos Ghosn fleeing Japan and its justice system, and whether Ghosn may seek to be tried in France instead, in The Times.

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06 Dec 2019

Understanding FCA’s ban on speculative mini-bonds

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou examines the Financial Conduct Authority’s ban on speculative mini-bonds from January 2020 in FTAdviser.

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06 Dec 2019

Understanding FCA’s ban on speculative mini-bonds

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21 Nov 2019

City faces up to ‘dirty money’ through suspicious activity reports

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments on the use of suspicious activity reports in the fight against dirty money.

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08 Nov 2019

Financial watchdog is admitting its failings

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou discusses the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and its proposed radical change to the system. 

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05 Nov 2019

EY aided the laundering of drug money, but who’s really to blame?

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou discusses the EY case, offering some insight on the exposé, its implications and money laundering challenges in the legal sector as a whole.

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05 Nov 2019

EY aided the laundering of drug money, but who’s really to blame?

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10 Oct 2019

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors ranked in Chambers UK 2020

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors are pleased to have been ranked in the Chambers UK 2020 Guide.

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08 Oct 2019

Making sense of London Capital & Finance

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou discusses the risk of investing in ethical or alternative investment schemes and the regulatory consequences of the collapse of London Capital & Finance.

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02 Oct 2019

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency – An Overview

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou discusses Facebook’s move to merge finance and technology and the implications this has for the wealth management sector.

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02 Oct 2019

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency – An Overview

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27 Sep 2019

Stokoe Partnership ranked in The Legal 500 UK Guide 2020

Stokoe Partnership Solicitors has been ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2020 guide for ‘Crime: General’ and ‘Fraud: White Collar Crime’.

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16 Sep 2019

Constant vigilance

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou, and Solicitor Ernest Aduwa discuss the recent findings that cyber crime has now become a larger concern than Brexit for lawyers over the past year.

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04 Sep 2019

Unexplained Wealth Orders: the civil attack against ‘Dirty Money’

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou discusses the use of Unexplained Wealth Orders since they were introduced to enforcement agencies in February 2018, and their use in relation to “politically exposed persons”

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04 Sep 2019

Unexplained Wealth Orders: the civil attack against ‘Dirty Money’

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03 Sep 2019

The rise of cyber-stalking

Ernest Aduwa examines the rise in instances of cyber-stalking and the subsequent impact this should have on the way in which individuals interact with technology.

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02 Sep 2019

Companies should not ignore the possibility of UK suppliers as a modern slavery risk

Partner Maria Theodoulou explains why companies should not ignore the possibility of UK suppliers as a modern slavery risk, in The Barrister.

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14 Aug 2019

Could we be slipping into a total surveillance state with no way out?

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa examines the rise in use of facial recognition and the implications of such technology being deployed in public.

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14 Aug 2019

Could we be slipping into a total surveillance state with no way out?

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29 Jul 2019

Avoiding the move towards a surveillance state

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa discusses avoiding the move towards a surveillance state, in Digital Forensics Magazine.

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23 Jul 2019

Even data in the cloud hacked via Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa comments in SC Magazine regarding the recent development that NSO Group are data harvesting from servers of any global service.

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09 Jul 2019

Addressing Modern Slavery Inside And Outside The UK

Partner Maria Theodoulou explains why companies should not ignore the possibility of UK suppliers as a modern slavery risk.   Maria’s article was published in Growth Business, 27 June 2019, and Law360, 9 July 2019, […]

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09 Jul 2019

Addressing Modern Slavery Inside And Outside The UK

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02 Jul 2019

Civil Freezing Injunctions: How Corporates Can Control Litigation

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou highlights the important function civil freezing injunctions have in shaping the field of financial litigation.

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01 Jul 2019

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou attends the Legal Business Commercial Litigation Summit 2019

Partner Bambos Tsiattalou is today attending the Legal Business Commercial Litigation Summit 2019.

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19 Mar 2019

Cyber security flaws in the automotive industry

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa examines cyber security flaws in the automotive industry, in Automotive World. 

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19 Mar 2019

Cyber security flaws in the automotive industry

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05 Mar 2019

Modern Slavery – A Defence to Drug Dealing and other offences?

The short answer is: maybe. Section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 provides a defence to specific criminal charges where it is shown that they were committed under a compulsion due to slavery or […]

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05 Mar 2019

New Anti-Terrorism Powers

The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 has completed its parliamentary journey and will, in the main, come in to effect over the next few months. The Home Secretary Sajid Javid claims that the Act: […]

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05 Mar 2019

GPS Electronic Monitoring, Big Brother Will be Watching

The government has announced a national rollout of GPS electronic tagging which will mean 24/7 location monitoring of those wearing the tag. The tag is now available in three Probation areas; the North West, Midlands […]

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05 Mar 2019

GPS Electronic Monitoring, Big Brother Will be Watching

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05 Mar 2019

Pensions – Time to Rethink Corporate Responsibility

The government has published proposals to punish individuals who mishandle pension scheme management. Two new offences are proposed. The first will target individuals who wilfully or recklessly mishandle pension schemes, endangering workers’ pensions, by such […]

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08 Feb 2019

Ernest Aduwa comments in SC Magazine regarding motor industry cyber security flaws

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa comments in SC Magazine in relation to a motor industry report highlighting cyber security flaws in the sector.

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23 Jan 2019

Restorative Justice

What is it? Restorative Justice, or RJ as it is sometimes known, is a way of holding offenders to account and can be used as an alternative to a caution or conviction, or alongside a […]

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23 Jan 2019

Restorative Justice

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23 Jan 2019

The “Gangs Matrix”

Earlier this year the Metropolitan Police was in the spotlight over their use of a ‘gang matrix’, and now they are back in the news again. What is the matrix? It is a list set […]

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23 Jan 2019

Fly-tipping – ensuring all polluters pay

We all know that fly-tipping is an offence, but did you know you commit an offence if you pass waste to someone who isn’t licensed? What do you mean by ‘waste’? This article is referring […]

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23 Jan 2019

Psychoactive Substances

New legislation was introduced in 2016 banning the production, sale, distribution and supply of psychoactive substances. Within that legislation was a requirement for the government to review the law to measure any changes in outcomes […]

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23 Jan 2019

Psychoactive Substances

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23 Jan 2019

A Simple Adjournment?

In criminal practice and procedure, you might think that the humble adjournment is a relatively simple and straightforward matter, but you would be wrong.   A little like buses, never available when you want one, […]

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23 Jan 2019

Parental Dilemmas That Could Land You in Prison

It is a nightmare scenario that potentially any parent could face. A child returns home, late at night in an agitated state.   He hurriedly tells you that he has been in a fight, it […]

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23 Jan 2019

End of The Road for Short Prison Sentences?

The big news story of the weekend was the surprising news that the Prisons Minister is considering whether to abolish the power to impose short prison sentences, those of 6 months or less. Arguing for […]

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23 Jan 2019

End of The Road for Short Prison Sentences?

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23 Jan 2019

Plead in Haste, Regret at Leisure

It should go without saying that no plea ought to be entered in any criminal case unless and until the case has been appropriately considered. Regrettably, we see an increasing number of people, who have […]

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19 Dec 2018

Computer hacking

Hacking has been in the news a great deal in the last couple of years, for example, the 2016 US Presidential Elections, the extradition case of Lauri Love and the hacking of user accounts of […]

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26 Sep 2016

Government must boost funding for restorative justice

Partner Brian Swan discusses the need for the Government to boost funding for restorative justice in The Times Law Brief.

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26 Sep 2016

Government must boost funding for restorative justice

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07 Jul 2016

Why MPs’ cybersecurity measures do not go far enough

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa’s article, published in The Times, examines why recent MP proposals to tackle cyber crime do not go far enough.

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21 Jun 2016

Ernest Aduwa comments in relation to a select committee report on the 2015 TalkTalk data breach

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa comments in Computer Weekly in relation to a select committee report on cyber security and 2015 TalkTalk data breach.

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09 Sep 2015

Partner Amjid Jabbar comments in The Times in relation to Operation Tuleta

Partner Amjid Jabbar comments in The Times in relation to the collapse of the £3.5 million Scotland Yard computer hacking investigation, ‘Operation Tuleta’.

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09 Sep 2015

Partner Amjid Jabbar comments in The Times in relation to Operation Tuleta

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19 Aug 2015

Hacker prosecutions miss the point

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa examines in Fraud Intelligence the prevalence of cyber security flaws spanning across multiple industries.

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19 Aug 2015

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa comments in The Mirror in relation to the Ashley Madison hack

Solicitor Ernest Aduwa comments in The Mirror in relation to the recent Ashley Madison data breach.

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Civil Litigation Cases

Counterfeiting Offences & Grey Market Goods

We represented three clients regarding offences of counterfeiting relating to the sale of ‘grey market goods’. This was the first criminal prosecution in the UK of these particular types of good as historically these were dealt with between the parties in the civil courts. This case resulted in a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court impacting both criminal law and civil law in respect of grey market goods. The Supreme Court ruled that “grey” goods fell under the ambit of the criminal law as opposed to the civil law and allowed the prosecution to continue. Notwithstanding the ruling at trial we successfully defeated the criminal prosecution on grounds on non disclosure by the prosecution. Such was the scale of the alleged misconduct by the investigation team that the Court took the unusual stance of awarding costs to reimburse the full legal costs of all our clients.

National Crime Agency (NCA) Property Portfolio Invesitagtion

We represent a client being investigated by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in relation to a substantial property portfolio valued in excess of £30 million which has built up over a period of 30 years. The NCA initiated civil recovery proceedings for a significant proportion of our client’s assets.

Investment Banker Alleged Stolen Funds

Our client was suspected of stealing over £5 million from his Investment Banking employer. It was alleged that funds were stolen over the course of several years. Our client was required to attend the company for a dismissal hearing but instead fled the UK. We made representations on our client’s behalf resulting in the company accepting his letter of resignation. We conducted further discussions with the company on our client’s behalf resulting in the company accepting that the money was considered as a loan and a Settlement Agreement was drafted between the parties for the repayment of the money.