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.”

Stokoe news header - Earth

15 Feb 2022

Richard Cannon featured in The Law Society Gazette’s ‘Lawyer in the News’

Partner Richard Cannon was featured in the Lawyer in the News section of The Law Society Gazette in relation to the Corey De Rose case.

READ MOREREAD MORE

Stokoe news header - Earth

15 Feb 2022

Richard Cannon featured in The Law Society Gazette’s ‘Lawyer in the News’

Stokoe news header - Earth

08 Feb 2022

Richard Cannon comments on US government’s decision not to appeal Corey De Rose extradition ruling

Partner Richard Cannon comments on US government’s decision not to appeal the Court’s ruling to discharge an extradition request for Corey De Rose. Richard’s comments were published in Law360, 7 February 2022.  Corey de Rose […]

READ MOREREAD MORE

Stokoe news header - Earth

08 Feb 2022

Richard Cannon comments on US government’s decision not to appeal Corey De Rose extradition ruling

Stokoe news header - Earth

31 Jan 2022

Richard Cannon comments on the imbalance in the UK and US agreement in the Mike Lynch extradition ruling

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the imbalance in the extradition agreement between the UK and the US in relation to the Mike Lynch extradition case. 

READ MOREREAD MORE

Stokoe news header - Earth

31 Jan 2022

Richard Cannon comments on the imbalance in the UK and US agreement in the Mike Lynch extradition ruling

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