If you have been accused of fraud, you need a lawyer you can trust. The law relating to fraud covers many offences and you need someone with experience in all areas. I am part of one of the largest and most successful chambers in the country and have been recognised for my expertise in defence. Many of my clients are professional people (eg police officers, teachers, members of the medical profession, businessmen, and company directors). I have offices in central London, Birmingham, Leicester and Bristol, but I help clients in Manchester, Yorkshire and I am always willing to travel to meet with clients and plan the best course of action for their case. I work out of hours and at weekends and I can make myself available to take calls from my professional clients (ie Solicitors) during those times.
I am a specialist defence barrister, and therefore I have considerable experience in serious fraud work. This includes bank fraud, internet fraud, education fraud, and multi-million-pound carousel fraud/MTIC fraud. I also regularly deal with the accompanying confiscation and restraint proceedings relating to these cases.I was recently part of a team of lawyers representing an Inspector of Police accused of substantial fraud. After comprehensive preparation including the obtaining of expert input from a forensic accountant and substantial successful legal arguments which ran for several weeks the crown offered no evidence on all counts.
I offer my clients a strategic approach to fighting their cases - taking on fewer clients to offer a service with added value. The mainstay of my practice is drafting and disclosure, ensuring that clients are afforded the benefit of a coherent strategy from the outset. Frontloading casework allows me to devise a strategy for clients, ensuring maximum value and opportunity for success. I believe in being hands-on from the very beginning of my cases and in making sure I have enough time to carry out all necessary conferences with my clients anywhere in the UK. I work very closely with my clients, putting them at the centre of decision making, assisted by a team of highly motivated, tenacious solicitors from all over the country, you can be confident in our approach to your case. Contact Mark Kelly today for expert advice and assistance in relation to fraud.
My experience and expertise is supported by an infrastructure built over 30 years, comprising of efficient librarians, reliable clerks, specialist solicitors, barristers and support staff. Having access to this network of experts and the technical tools to do the job, ensures I always have time for detailed preparation, and to give due attention to your case.
"Noted for his representation of accountants and other professionals in complex fraud cases. He is adept at handling cases concerning carousel fraud, MTIC fraud and banking fraud. Strengths: 'He's analytical and indefatigable.'" - Chambers & Partners
Rated as Band 2