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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.…