Money Laundering

Birds have acted in numerous high profile money laundering cases involving millions of pounds. Money laundering cases are a regular source of work for the firm at all levels from relatively minor to extremely serious. We currently act for members of a family which is…

Ponzi Scheme Fraud

We acted for a client at the Central Criminal Court on a large conspiracy to defraud by way of a Ponzi scheme and evasion of Income Tax. In that case we overturned a compensation order made in excess of £250,000 against the client.

LIBOR Investigation

We represented a banker interviewed by his bank in an internal investigation and the FCA in a criminal investigation in relation to the alleged manipulation of the LIBOR rate by a major bank for whom he was working at the time. Our client was not…

Land Banking Fraud

We acted at trial for an individual charged with a land banking fraud whereby numerous individual investors were allegedly duped into investing thousands of pounds into parcels of land on a promise of large returns but which proved not to be worth the amount invested.…


Our team recently acted for an individual who had been convicted of conspiracy to accept corrupt payments in the international oil and gas industry and secured a confiscation order of manageable size and well below the figure initially contended for by the prosecution.