Brian Swan joined Stokoe Partnership in 2004 as a case worker and is now a Partner at the Firm. He has a strong track record as a thorough and talented lawyer, preparing a wide range of cases within Stokoe Partnership’s criminal litigation department.

He has extensive experience dealing with cases involving the most serious of criminal offences ranging from murder to large scale importation of drugs.

Brian is ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2022 Guide as a Leading Individual and Chambers and Partners for his expertise in relation to crime. He is also ranked in Band 3 in Chambers, for his expertise in relation to POCA work and asset forfeiture.

Brian is described by Chambers as “absolutely dedicated to POCA cases”, and “brilliant.” He is also described as a “knowledgeable and supportive practitioner” and “a clever tactician with good client care skills.”

A commentator in The Legal 500 highlights that “Brian 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.’

The Legal 500 note he is “strategic, clever and precise” and “a standout individual.  Thorough,  hardworking, approachable and trustworthy. Unflappable in a crisis.”

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01 Mar 2021

Rich suspected criminals whose assets are frozen ‘should no longer receive legal aid’

Partner Brian Swan examines recent proposals by the Law Commission to stop rich suspected criminals from receiving legal aid and discusses how this proposal seeks to reverse the position implemented by the Proceeds of Crime […]

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Stokoe news header - royal courts

01 Mar 2021

Rich suspected criminals whose assets are frozen ‘should no longer receive legal aid’

‘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.’ – The Legal 500 UK 2022

 

‘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.’ – The Legal 500 UK 2022

‘Brian Swan has been very supportive, easy to access and knowledgeable about his profession. He has been very approachable.’ – The Legal 500 UK 2022

 

Brian “is a knowledgeable and supportive practitioner.” “He is a clever tactician with good client care skills.”

“Brian Swan  is a standout individual. Thorough, hardworking, approachable and trustworthy. Unflappable in a crisis.”

“Brian Swan is regularly sought out for his specialist knowledge of extradition law…”