Bark & Co Solicitors
Bark & Co is reknowned for its competency and experience in large-scale, complex fraud cases. The firm has been involved in many of the high profile prosecutions in recent years and in the course of their work, our specialist fraud teams work closely with individuals, large corporations and Government organisations.
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Bark & Co is reknowned for its competency and experience in large-scale, complex fraud cases. The firm has been involved in many of the high profile prosecutions in recent years and in the course of their work, our specialist fraud teams work closely with individuals, large corporations and Government organisations. The firm is now among the top criminal fraud firms for both size and quality of representation and deals frequently with cases that involve both UK and foreign jurisdictions.
Typical work includes all types of criminal and commercial fraud (VAT and duties tribunal work, defence of duty evasion, money-laundering and carousel fraud, mortgage fraud, investment fraud, corruption, pension fund fraud, telecoms fraud, theft, fraudulent trading by company directors and internet fraud) as well as business and tax regulation, tax investigations, white-collar crime and serious crime. Cases include prosecutions and investigations brought by all the prosecuting agencies, notably the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), HM Revenue and Customs, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Financial Services Authority (FSA) ,the Special Compliance Office of the Inland Revenue and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). We have also established a leading practice in the field of cash and asset recovery in both the criminal and civil courts and we have particular expertise in successfully tackling Restraint Orders thus enabling our clients to minimise the potentially serious financial effects associated with lengthy proceedings.
Recent examples include an alleged 11-handed insider share dealing fraud involving 2 prominent investment banks, a high tech internet based identity documents fraud, a high profile pensions miss-selling case, a huge boiler room fraud involving the laundering of £30M through 6 primary front companies, a mobile phone based fraud allegedly defrauding the public revenue of £250M, false accounting in connection with the multi-million pound contract to supply the NHS with a new computer system, false invoicing over 3-4 years at a major multi-national that destroyed its share price and an £85M fraud in an ethical investment company investing in the energy sector.
Appointed as a founder member of the Specialist Fraud Panel and Very High Costs Case Contracting Panel, Bark & Co is committed to providing the finest legal advice with the highest standards of care to its clients.
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Bark & Co has developed a formidable reputation in the area of serious crime. Over the past few years, criminal work has expanded and diversified, whilst remaining at the top end in terms of quality and complexity. Current cases range from complex murder and drug crimes to the sale of false identity documents involving anti-terrorism forces in UK and around the world.
Bark & Co have forged a particular niche in ‘cold cases’ relating to what we believe had become an over reliance by prosecutors on evidence from unreliable ‘supergrasses’. Similarly, we have been at the forefront in defending a high-profile case testing the application of new rules on hearsay evidence. As an example of the extremely sensitive and diverse nature of our criminal work, Bark & Co were brought in to act in criminal cases involving occupying forces in Iraq.
Amongst other recent high profile matters we are involved with several murder cases, in one of which we made a successful application to have the principal ‘supergrass’s evidence excluded. We also raised pertinent questions about police conduct during the investigation in relation to this evidence.
We have just received instructions in one of the biggest drug smuggling multi-jurisdictional cases stretching from Columbia via the Caribbean to Europe. This involved high grade cocaine worth hundreds of millions of pounds on the streets of London and money laundering.
Our successes at Bark & Co are characterised by our detailed research and analysis which enable us to challenge customary practice and regulations and find the best possible outcome for our clients.