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As an accountant, facing criminal investigation or charges can have a serious impact on your reputation, your career and even your liberty. You need a defence barrister who will do everything they can to ensure a positive outcome. I can help.

Fraud, financial crime and white-collar crime cases require in-depth knowledge of the law as well as a comprehensive understanding of regulatory bodies and their policies and procedures. I am an experienced criminal defence barrister and can defend you in market manipulation & abuse cases, fraud cases, and other white-collar criminal and regulatory investigations.

My unique approach to casework ensures that you receive the best possible defence. I take on fewer clients to offer a personal, bespoke service with extensive preparation. High-profile accountants and those from prestigious accounting firms often face extensive media and public scrutiny - and criminal investigations can have devastating consequences. I can help you control the crisis, stay calm and proceed steadily at this challenging time.

If you are an accountant facing investigation for fraud or financial crime, don’t delay. Contact me today by calling 0800 054 1170 or complete my online enquiry form and I will get back to you without hesitation. I can help you protect your reputation and your liberty.

Barrister for Defence Before Accountancy Regulatory Bodies

I can defend accountants before accountancy regulators, including:

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW);
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA);
  • The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT);

I can provide advice and representation from the very beginning of a professional body investigation. I can assist you in responding to written requests for information, prepare a detailed and considered response and provide the highest quality representation at a Disciplinary Tribunal or Committee hearing.

Fraud Barrister for Accountants

The consequences of a criminal investigation into fraudulent activity can be serious, which is why it is crucial that you give your case the best chance of a successful outcome. I can help you with:

  • Accounting Fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Internet fraud
  • Carousel fraud
  • MTIC fraud
  • Foreign Exchange Fraud
  • Tax & VAT Fraud

I also routinely handle the accompanying confiscation and restraint proceedings relating to fraud cases.

White-Collar and Financial Crime Barrister for Accountants

I regularly provide clients with a robust defence in all areas of financial crime, including.

  • Money Laundering
  • POCA
  • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance & Investigations
  • Asset Restraint & Confiscation
  • FCA Investigations & Prosecutions
  • SFO Investigations & Prosecutions
  • NCA Investigations & Prosecutions
  • LIBOR Investigations
  • Bribery & Corruption
  • Civil Asset Recovery & Forfeiture
  • Deferred Prosecution Agreements
  • Insider Dealing & Market Manipulation/Abuse
  • VAT & Tax Tribunal Proceedings, Investigations & Prosecutions

Contact Mark Kelly QC, Defence Barrister for Accountants

The areas of criminal law affecting accountants are highly sophisticated and need skill and acumen. To give your case the best chance of success, you need a barrister with experience, knowledge and tenacity in the financial sector. I work with clients across the UK, and travel to meet them where they are. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly on 0800 054 1170 or fill out a contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I am here to help you.

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