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 Recognised 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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20 Oct 2021

Fiduciary Duties and the liability to account: setting a proper limit

Partner Richard Cannon examines fiduciary duties, the divergence in outcomes between different jurisdictions and account of profits. This article was published on Lexology and can be found here. Fiduciary duties have a long history. Cicero, […]

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20 Oct 2021

Fiduciary Duties and the liability to account: setting a proper limit

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11 Oct 2021

Richard Cannon comments on the Petrofac fine in Compliance Week

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the implications of the new Petrofac fine, including a rise in the firm’s stock prices, in Compliance Week. Richard’s comments were published in Compliance Week, 8 October 2021, and can […]

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11 Oct 2021

Richard Cannon comments on the Petrofac fine in Compliance Week

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05 Oct 2021

Richard Cannon comments on the recent Petrofac SFO plea deal in Law360

Partner Richard Cannon comments on the recent news that the SFO ordered Petrofac to pay $95m after failing to prevent bribery, in Law360. Richard’s comments were published in Law360, 4 October 2021, and can be […]

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05 Oct 2021

Richard Cannon comments on the recent Petrofac SFO plea deal in Law360

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