Tamlyn is a founding Partner of Edmonds Marshall McMahon. Tamlyn specialises in serious fraud, cyber-crime, asset recovery, international fraud, corruption 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 was called to the Bar in 2000 and 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”.
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.In 2016, she 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.
Tamlyn has spoken at The Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime (2016) on the topic of private prosecutions and asset tracing and has presented at the annual conference for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is often quoted in the national press and has appeared as a guest on BBC Radio 4 Moneybox discussing the rise in private prosecutions for fraud and matters relating to cybercrime.
What the directories say:
Tamlyn is a recommended individual in Legal 500 – Fraud: White-collar Crime and Chambers & Partners – Financial Crime: Private Prosecutions in London
‘She is very easy to get on with and focused on what we were trying to achieve.’ Chambers & Partners (2021)
‘Her commitment to her clients is unwavering, along with her ability to meticulously work through the most difficult and complex cases, then translating these into language that is understandable to those outside of the legal profession.’ Chambers & Partners (2021)
‘She is an enormous talent.’ Chambers & Partners (2021)
‘a fantastic lawyer who cuts through complex issues quickly, effectively and accurately’. Legal 500 (2020)
‘a senior public prosecutor for many years, yet has the polished strategic sense and sensitivity to deal with individuals’. Legal 500 (2020)
‘an experienced prosecutor who constantly seeks innovative ways to pursue cases’ and a ‘very bright… fearless advocate (with) good forensic skills.’ Legal 500 (2019)
‘incredibly hard-working and has great judgement.’ Chambers & Partners (2019)
‘well regarded for her expertise in bringing private prosecutions relating to fraud’. Chambers & Partners (2019)
‘Her strengths are her sheer knowledge and application of the law as it relates to the matters in hand. She is always available to provide practical and pragmatic guidance in a timely fashion. Her professionalism and commitment to justice stands out. She is an experienced prosecutor who constantly seeks innovative ways to pursue cases on behalf of her clients’. Chambers & Partners (2019)
“quickly gets to the nub of the issue”. Legal 500 (2013)
- Ketan Somaia v Regina (on a prosecution by Murli Mirchandani)  EWCA Crim 741 http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Crim/2017/741.html
- R (Hunter) v Lawless: Financial Controller convicted of £1.5 million fraud https://www.emmlegal.com/news/emm-secure-the-conviction-of-financial-controller-gerard-lawless-for-1-5-million-theft/
- R (Khassenov) v Kulich: https://www.emmlegal.com/news/russian-british-national-guilty-elaborate-1-million-fraud-following-private-prosecution/
- Acted for Murli Mirchandani in confiscation proceedings against Ketan Somaia resulting in a high profile confiscation order totalling £20,434,691 and victim compensation of £18,420,956 (R v Somaia (2016)).
- 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.
- BBC Anatomy of a Fraud
- BBC World Service: The Inquiry – Can the world stop online fraud?
- Co-author of paper published by The Open Society Justice Initiative titled ‘Private Prosecutions: A Potential Anticorruption Tool in English Law’
- The Law Gazette: Private prosecutions: a valuable safeguard
- Practical Law: Prosecution avenues for IP rights owners
- “Boutique Lawyer of the Year” Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards 2016
- BBC’s Money Box: The continued growth of fraud in England and Wales
- Insurance Age: the use of private prosecutions in the fight against insurance fraud
- Intellectual Property Magazine: An Approach to Prosecuting Intellectual Property Crime: The Prosecutors
- Fraud: the most commonly experienced crime in England and Wales, but overlooked by government, law enforcement and industry
- The Times: ‘Cybersecurity and privacy fight it out’
- Tamlyn Edmonds winner in the Women in Law Awards 2016
- Dangers of Dabbling
- The Law Gazette: Private prosecutions: a valuable safeguard
- Financier Worldwide: International Investigations and Asset Tracing
- Tamlyn Edmonds comments in The Sunday Times on the collapse of the trial of Ali Tasci (05 April 2015)
- Treasurer of Cybercrime Practitioners Association Committee
- Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA)
- The Female Fraud Forum
- Fraud Advisory Panel