Marie-Claire joined Edmonds Marshall McMahon in 2016 from the Proceeds of Crime Division of the Serious Fraud Office and previously the independent Bar to which she was called in 2011.
Marie-Claire effectively applies skills obtained in a multi-strand legal and investigative environment in the private prosecution of complex fraud matters. At Edmonds Marshall McMahon, Marie-Claire:
- advises clients on investigation, evidence and procedure in the commencement of a private prosecution
- manages case progression and case management
- advises clients on the Victim’s Right to Review (VRR) scheme in cases where the CPS (and police) have made a decision not to charge a suspect, or to terminate proceedings
- prepares submissions on behalf of clients in support of VRR requests
- conducts a full range of asset recovery work and works with Regional Asset Recovery Teams to conduct confiscation investigations where appropriate
Marie-Claire has significant experience in the conduct of complex asset recovery cases arising from the investigation and prosecution of offences of serious fraud, bribery and corruption, including, absconding defendants and third party gift recipients. She is well versed in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and experienced in conducting confiscation investigations on behalf of private prosecutors.
Marie-Claire is dedicated to securing excellent results for her clients and does so with professionalism, passion and affability.
Marie-Claire’s recent success includes:
- the conviction of a Financial Director for company theft and fraud in excess of £1.5m in the case of R (Hunter Premium Worldwide Sourcing Limited) v Gerard Lawless;
- a successful challenge of the CPS decision not to charge a suspect with offences of GBH and controlling and coercive behaviour under the VRR scheme.
- COVID-19 Pension Frauds
- I have been the victim of a Coronavirus scam
- Private Prosecution of International Criminal Offences
- EMM secure the conviction of Financial Controller Gerard Lawless for £1.5 million Theft
- The Decision to Prosecute, the Discretion to Prosecute and the Code for Crown Prosecutors