Background

Complex Crime

For over 75 years Hunt & Coombs Solicitors have been representing clients in relation to the most complex of cases.

Hunt & Coombs have a team of dedicated experts who specialise in:

  • Serious fraud;
  • High cost cases;
  • VAT investigations;
  • Customs & Excise offences;
  • Murder, manslaughter and related grave offences;
  • Terrorism; and
  • Money Laundering.

Complex crime and serious fraud cases involve a considerable amount of dedication and time in order for a legal team to understand the complexities and facts of any individual case.

Generally, fraud cases take years to get to Court and months then to progress through the legal system. Cases of this nature will involve thousands of pounds worth of costs and can result in lengthy prison sentences if convicted.

In our experience, a dedicated personal service by professionals working with their clients ensures that people are represented to the highest level with their best defence being put forward. In complex cases the smallest piece of evidence can be the turning point in relation to significant issues.

We are aware that in complex cases the person who knows their case the best is often the accused who is the linchpin to the preparation of the case. Our dedicated service will ensure that all areas of the case are looked at and a good line of communication develops between all involved.

Investigation stage

Many cases may have the most complex of defences, amongst numerous legal arguments, but what is said at the outset by the persons accused/involved with these issues can greatly affect the outcome of the case.

It is not unusual for interviews at Police Stations and other locations to take days to complete. The nature of interviews lasting a significant number of hours can lead to considerable pressure can being applied to those being interviewed.

We would advise the early intervention of a legal team before any interviews take place or at least during the investigation stage is the best way to ensure that your rights as the accused are protected from the outset.

Before and during the investigation stage we can of course assist with a number of issues which can arise in these types of cases:

  • Freezing orders;
  • Search warrants; and
  • Seizure of documents.

Preparation for trial

The more complex the case the more powers are needed in order to prepare fully for these types of cases. Complex cases can go on for many months and years it is essential to have the best team working for you.

This ensures a dedicated person with knowledge of your case is always available to progress the matter and ensure the preparation is undertaken.

It would not be unusual for many thousands of hours to be spent, leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that your defence team are in the best position to represent your interests fully at any complex trial.

Your legal team

When you decide who your legal team are going to be in representing you in some of the most serious matters you will probably ever face it is essential that you have complete confidence in your team. Be sure to consider the following:

  • Experience and reputation of the firm;
  • Personalities involved in representing you;
  • Individualism and specialty of those persons advising you; and
  • The fact that a team is present to assist you.

The leading members of the complex crime team at Hunt & Coombs are supported by assistant solicitors and clerks who have extensive experience in working with the leading individuals ensuring that these cases are prepared to an exemplary level.

Complex Crime Lawyers

Kashif Khan LLB

Associate - Team Leader Crime

Andy Cave LLB

Partner

Trusts

Mauro Maselli LLB

Barrister

Irina Moore

Police Station Representative

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