Stuart joined Edmonds Marshall McMahon in June 2018. He was called to the Bar in 2004 and has practiced at the independent criminal bar as well as previously working for HM Revenue & Customs, the UK Border Agency and the Office of Fair Trading. Stuart has a wealth of experience in investigating, advising on and prosecuting cases for the CPS, HMRC and UKBA including some of the largest importations of illegal cash, cigarettes and alcohol entering the UK. His practice also included advising on criminal sanctions arising out of regulatory matters.
Stuart joined Edmonds Marshall McMahon from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) where he was a Principal Investigative Lawyer and designated prosecutor on one of the many strands of the SFO’s then largest ever single investigation into bribery and corruption at Rolls-Royce. He has extensive experience of advising on the most complex, multi-jurisdictional, large scale investigations into fraud and bribery and was part of the team that investigated and agreed the UK’s largest Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA).
Stuart provides early analysis and advice to prospective clients of Edmonds Marshall McMahon as well as working with the Head of Investigations to devise investigation strategies, tailored to the client’s needs, that ensure best evidence is achieved. He is currently advising on numerous cases involving frauds in the global oil and gas industry as well as redirection frauds, complex money laundering and corruption by foreign officials and middlemen.
Stuart combines his legal expertise as a barrister with his knowledge of investigation and is uniquely equipped to advise clients on investigative strategy and planning, along with giving clear, practical legal advice.