Tamlyn Edmonds – Partner

Email Tamlyn: tamlynedmonds@emmlegal.com – Phone Tamlyn: +44 (0)207 583 8392

Tamlyn is a highly experienced prosecutor, specialising in serious fraud and intellectual property crime.  Tamlyn was called to the Bar in 2000 and from 2003-2012, she prosecuted the most complex and high-value prosecutions on behalf of the Department for Work & Pensions and Department of Health where she worked as a Senior Prosecutor.

Prior to founding Edmonds Marshall McMahon, Tamlyn headed up the Department of Health, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) specialist team of prosecutors, a role in which she gained an impressive reputation.  During this time she had conduct of the largest fraud and trademark cases for the Department of Health (DH), including conduct of the largest-ever counterfeit medicines case prosecuted by the Department, R v Gillespie and others (2011). This case concerned the importation of counterfeit prescription only, life-saving medicines which eventually reached the legitimate supply chain within the UK, leading to a rare Class 1 recall by the MHRA.   Charges included conspiracy to defraud, Medicines Act offences and Trade Mark offences.

Since founding Edmonds Marshall McMahon, Tamlyn has specialised in cases involving serious fraud, trade mark offences, cyber-crime, design right infringement, international crime (including challenging Interpol Red Notices), perverting the course of justice, harassment, misconduct in a public office, blackmail, and reputational management cases.

Tamlyn has significant experience in restraint and confiscation, having dealt with a number of cases over the years including the largest ever confiscation order (£21 million) ever to be awarded in a private prosecution, R v Somaia (2016) (http://www.emmlegal.com/news/emm-secures-confiscation-order/).  She also has experience in the area of extradition, both within and outside the EU.

Tamlyn is highly regarded by her clients and is known for her exceptional grasp of criminal law and procedure, and her imaginative approach to ensuring her clients achieve the best results.  She has been described as having constant commitment, creativity and professionalism” which “never ceases to impress”.

Legal 500 (2013) notes that Tamlyn “quickly gets to the nub of the issue”. Legal 500 (2014) describes her as “extremely professional” and Legal 500 (2015) describes her as “extremely personable and professional”.  Since 2013, she has been a recommended individual in the area of white-collar crime.

In 2016, Tamlyn was voted “Boutique Lawyer of the Year” by the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards (https://womeninlawawards.lawyer-monthly.com/previous-winners-edition/#26).

She has spoken at The Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime (2016) on the topic of private prosecutions and asset tracing, and has been quoted in the national press.  She also sits on the Cybercrime Practitioners Association committee.

Most recent cases:

  • Court of Appeal case of Ketan Somaia v Regina (on a prosecution by Murli Mirchandani) [2017] EWCA Crim 741 http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Crim/2017/741.html
  • Successfully acting to obtain a high profile confiscation order totalling £20,434,691 and victim compensation of £18,420,956 (R v Somaia (2016)).
  • Acting for an individual who has been the victim of a large scale fraud (£5.5m) committed by various professionals.
  • Acting for a number of individuals in relation to high value investment frauds.
  • Acting for a number of companies who have fallen victim to cyber-crime.
  • Advising an individual in relation to a directors dispute involving allegations of fraud (£1.5m).
  • Acting for an individual who had been the victim of harassment and assault where no action was taken by the police.
  • Acting for individuals who have been the victims of a fraud involving a number of international jurisdictions (£4m)
  • Acting for an individual who has been the victim of a large scale probate fraud (approximately £1.5m)
  • Acted on behalf of and advised an international, highly visible organisation in relation to a reputational management issue during a protest.
  •  Advisory work in relation to European Arrest Warrants.

Tamlyn is a member of the following professional societies:

  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA)
  • Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA)
  • The Female Fraud Forum
  • The Fraud Women’s Network
  • Fraud Advisory Panel
  • Extradition Lawyers Association
  • Cybercrime Practitioners Association (Treasurer)

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