Richard Cannon is a Partner at Stokoe Partnership Solicitors. He is an extremely experienced white collar crime lawyer, practising primarily in serious fraud and related areas.

Richard has particular expertise in cases relating to serious and complex fraud together with matters of alleged bribery and corruption relating to both private and corporate clients. He also has extensive experience in high value and complex money laundering matters across the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Richard has a strong practice in relation to matters relating to cross border financial crime allegations particularly involving the United States assisting clients on a number of fronts including US civil proceedings and fighting extradition to the US.

Richard joined Stokoe Partnership Solicitors from Gunnercooke, and prior to this he was also a Partner at Mishcon de Reya and Janes Solicitors.

Significant previous cases include R v Jain (a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) case in relation to Allied Deals/RBG), R v Gangar (SFO case regarding Dobb White) R v Richards and Others (Operation Amazon), an HMRC prosecution regarding carbon credit offset tax fraud. Richard also represented the Grillo sisters in the “case of the year” of 2013.

Richard has been consistently ranked by Chambers and Partners for financial crime where has been described as a “fantastic person to have on your side” who is “knowledgeable, thoughtful and efficient”. He has also been praised as a “a great tactical defence lawyer” and “a very smart and intuitive lawyer”. He is also ranked as a Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500 UK 2022 guide where he is described as having “notable experience in international matters involving the US.”

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12 Jan 2023

Founding Partner Bambos Tsiattalou examines the controversies surrounding the Serious Fraud Office in The Times

Founding Partner Bambos Tsiattalou discusses the failings of the SFO and the suggestions of a merger with the CPS in The Times.

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12 Jan 2023

Founding Partner Bambos Tsiattalou examines the controversies surrounding the Serious Fraud Office in The Times

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18 Jan 2023

Partner Richard Cannon comments on confiscation orders in Law360

Partner Richard Cannon examines the details and powers of confiscation orders in Law360.

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18 Jan 2023

Partner Richard Cannon comments on confiscation orders in Law360

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19 Dec 2022

Partner Richard Cannon comments on legal developments in the Sam Bankman-Fried case in the cryptocurrency press

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the FTX case following the arrest of Sam Bankman-Fried in Cointelegraph, The Coin Republic and WealthBriefing Asia. 

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19 Dec 2022

Partner Richard Cannon comments on legal developments in the Sam Bankman-Fried case in the cryptocurrency press

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08 Dec 2022

Partner Richard Cannon examines digital asset crime in The Times

Partner Richard Cannon discusses how the seizure of Bitcoin in the James Zhong case highlights the challenges for authorities in dealing with crypto crimes and recovering digital assets. 

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08 Dec 2022

Partner Richard Cannon examines digital asset crime in The Times

‘Cannon has notable experience in international matters involving the US.’ – The Legal 500 UK 2022