Tamlyn Edmonds – Partner

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

Tamlyn is a founding Partner of Edmonds Marshall McMahon.  Tamlyn specialises in serious fraud, cyber-crime, asset recovery, international fraud, and intellectual property crime.  She is typically instructed by corporates, HNW victims of fraud, NGO’s, those involved in the investigation of national/international fraud and luxury brands.

Tamlyn is a highly experienced 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.  Tamlyn was the lead lawyer in the largest-ever counterfeit medicines case prosecuted by the Department of Health, R v Gillespie and others (2011) concerning 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.

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 (2019) notes that Tamlyn is ‘an experienced prosecutor who constantly seeks innovative ways to pursue cases’ and a ‘very bright,… fearless advocate (with) good forensic skills’.  Legal 500 (2013) noted that Tamlyn “quickly gets to the nub of the issue”.  Since 2013, she has been a recommended individual in the area of White-collar Crime and Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime.   Tamlyn is also a Recognised Practitioner in the area of Financial Crime – Individuals, as recognised by Chambers & Partners (2019).

In 2019, Tamlyn was invited to sit on the Advisory Committee to the Fraud Advisory Panel, providing strategic advice and challenge to the main board.  She also sits on the Cybercrime Practitioners Association Committee.

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

Tamlyn has spoken at The Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime (2016) on the topic of private prosecutions and asset tracing and has recently presented at the annual conference for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.  She has been quoted in the national press and appeared on BBC radio discussing the rise in private prosecutions for fraud.  She also co-authored a paper published by The Open Society Justice Initiative titled ‘Private Prosecutions: A Potential Anticorruption Tool in English Law’ https://www.justiceinitiative.org/uploads/d95e470e-54e6-4379-89e4-3fc81acafd53/legal-remedies-4-edmonds-jugnarain-20160504_0.pdf

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Tamlyn is a member of the following professional societies:

  • Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA)
  • The Female Fraud Forum
  • Fraud Advisory Panel
  • Cybercrime Practitioners Association (Treasurer)

Recent articles:

Private prosecutions: a valuable safeguard.

Collapse of the trial of Ali Tasci

Best use of Private Prosecutions