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 about the firm as published in The Legal 500 UK 2022 Guide:
Crime: general – ranked: Tier 1
The ‘premier criminal team’ at Stokoe Partnership Solicitors covers a broad spectrum of cases, with longstanding expertise across a wide variety of criminal matters, including drug trafficking, money laundering, bribery and corruption, cybercrime and hacking. Despite the pandemic, the firm saw a record number of new matters opened during 2020, with a strong focus in cases involving drugs charges and allegations of sexual assault. Founding partner Bambos Tsiattalou is regarded as ‘a legend amongst criminal solicitors – a workaholic who goes the extra mile for clients’. He works with the ‘strategic, clever and precise’ Brian Swan, and Maria Theodoulou, who ‘has the ability to think around corners’. Amjid Jabbar has notable expertise in money laundering and fraud cases.
Bambos and Brian have both been named as Leading Individual lawyers. Amjid and Maria have been named as Recommended Lawyers.
‘A boutique firm of solicitors involved in some of the most important and high profile cases in the England. They have a burgeoning private client base which demonstrates the regard in which they are held. Every single case, no matter how great or small, is meticulously prepared.’
‘The Stokoe Partnership has a reputation for being able to deal with the most serious of cases and the most demanding clients. It is a well deserved one. Bambos Tsiattalou engenders huge loyalty among his team of partners and associates and expects total commitment to every case whether legal aid or privately funded. A significant number of their clients are ones who have used Stokoe for years.’
‘They are a firm that is used to dealing with the most heavyweight and complex criminal matters. Their solicitors are organised, motivated and have an in-depth knowledge and grasp of the issues which commonly crop up. A real top level firm.’
‘Stokoe continue to attract the best criminal work and have a strong reputation amongst clients for providing a quality service. Strong, knowledgeable partners and good support solicitors allow Stokoe to provide a complete service to clients.’
‘Bambos Tsiattalou – a tactical mastermind, he just sees things in a case in an instant that others may never see. Has unrivalled instinct and his preparation is meticulously thorough.’
‘Maria Theodoulou deals almost exclusively with private clients. They love her work ethic and dedication. She is a fighter, the sort of person who inspires confidence by simply just being part of the team.’
‘Brian Swan always finds time to communicate, whether it’s face to face, by phone or via Skype during this time. I have always been sure that he has given me the best advice whilst taking into account my full circumstances. He has been a great support and I could not recommend him enough. I am so pleased that Brian Swan represented me as I feel I have been kept fully informed of all of the proceedings and would not have been able to make my decisions without his knowledge and professionalism.’
‘Amjid Jabbar has an excellent sense for tactics, particularly in the pre-trial, and even pre-charge, stages of a case. He too is as personable as he is able, with excellent solicitor/client rapport.’
Fraud: White-Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals) – ranked: Tier 5
Stokoe Partnership Solicitors utilises its ‘commercially minded pragmatic approach’ to defend individuals against allegations of bribery and corruption, money laundering and tax fraud. Confiscation and extradition mandates are also areas of focus for the team, as reflected in the expertise of founding partner and practice head Bambos Tsiattalou. The practice expanded its cross-border financial crime offering in April 2021, when Richard Cannon joined from gunnercooke LLP; Cannon has notable experience in international matters involving the US. Paul Oliver departed at the end of 2020.
Bambos, Maria, Amjid, Brian and Richard are all recommended lawyers.
‘A very switched-on and commercially minded pragmatic approach.’
‘A standout firm for criminal law, proceeds of crime and fraud litigation, Stokoe Partnership is an excellent boutique firm.’
‘Well-resourced and effective firm which goes above and beyond for their clients.’
‘Bambos Tsiattalou is a leading figure in the fields of criminal law and fraud and responsible for the firm’s excellent reputation. A tough opponent and a delight to work alongside.’
‘Maria Theodoulou is an excellent tactician and adviser to clients, always knows the best strategy.’
‘Amjid Jabbar is brilliant on challenging search warrants. An innovative legal thinker committed to securing results for his clients.’
‘Brian Swan has been very supportive, easy to access and knowledgeable about his profession. He has been very approachable.’
‘Bambos Tsiattalou’s criminal background gives him humility and toughness that means no stone is left unturned. A real leader who deserves huge credit for his development of the firm into new areas. A trail blazer.’
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