Stokoe Partnership Solicitors has been ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2023 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 2023 Guide:
Crime: general – ranked: Tier 1 and Top Tier Firm
Stokoe Partnership Solicitors‘ ‘experienced and knowledgeable’ team act on the full spectrum of serious crimes including murder, drug trafficking, illegal immigration, and firearms offences. Lead partner Bambos Tsiattalou, described as ‘a force of nature‘, works on major crimes at the national and international level, and has additional expertise in proceeds of crime. Brian Swan’s practice extends from murder to large scale drug crime, while Maria Theodoulou covers high profile matters involving both individuals and organised crime groups. Richard Cannon joined the department in March 2021 from gunnercooke LLP, bringing extradition experience. Solicitor advocate Abigail Ashford is also noted.
Bambos Tsiattalou – the equivalent of a five-star General in criminal law. His abilities to analyse a case are unparalleled. Can summarise the most difficult of cases into a handful of points. Masterful tactician.’
‘Professional, competent and compassionate individuals.’
‘The partners in the firm are always 100% behind their clients, delivering a first class services.’
‘Bambos Tsiattalou is renowned for being a leader in this area, he is known to all as one of the best criminal lawyers in the country.’
‘Richard Cannon is a standout and frequently sought for his expertise.’
‘Maria Theodolou is excellent at helping high-profile clients navigate criminal proceedings that attract media attention.’
‘Very experienced and knowledgeable. Quick to respond and always give practical advice.’
‘I would describe Stokoe Solicitors as a star firm. It regularly appears in the leading cases within the UK. They have a very strong private client base which is testament to the quality of their representation.’
Fraud: White-Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals) – ranked: Tier 5
The firm focuses on representing clients facing high-stakes criminal investigations and prosecutions, working on behalf of both professionals in a broad range of industries and those accused of participation in organised crime, with strong capabilities across interviews under caution, ongoing investigations, and full criminal trials. The team is led by Bambos Tsiattalou, who has a successful record in defending clients facing lengthy prison sentences, and offers broad expertise across the full range of criminal fraud issues, representing clients facing charges of wire fraud, money laundering, bribery, and tax fraud, while Richard Cannon specialises in cross-border financial crime proceedings, particularly involving the US, regularly working with clients facing extradition.
‘Extent of communication with clients. They exceeded expectations in keeping us informed on progress and strategy.’
‘Strength in depth with partners supported by excellent associates. A diverse staff all of whom provide first class advice across the full range of white collar crime and a particular strength in multi-jurisdictional matters.’
‘Brilliant forensic strength and ability to dissect the most complicated fraudulent schemes, allied to iron determination to win. A STELLAR firm in this area.’
‘Bambos Tsiattalou is a genius at this type of work: a class act’
‘Stokoe are fighters — among a field of firms that are negotiators and have multiple balances to maintain, Stokoe are strong in large part because they are single minded.’
‘Richard Cannon is a pleasure to watch — a strategic thinker, very good with clients, integrating multiple jurisdictions into an approach.’
‘Richard Cannon in particular is an extremely astute strategist. Stokoe Partnership has augmented their already strong team by bringing on such a fabulous partner.’
‘I have worked with Richard for over 20 years and have learned a great deal from him. He is personable without being arrogant, and builds trusts with clients. He also has that synthesis of work ethic, intelligence and street smarts that make the perfect lawyer.’