Olliers ranked Top Tier law firm by Legal 500 2020

Written 27th September 2019 by Olliers Solicitors

Olliers Solicitors are delighted to announce we have once again been ranked as a Top Tier firm in the North West for both crime and fraud in the 2020 edition of the Legal 500.

Top Tier law firm – fraud

The Legal 500 comments in relation to fraud:

Olliers regularly handles investigations and prosecutions relating to financial crime, business crime, regulatory matters and asset recovery. Investigations conducted by the Serious Fraud Office, HMRC, FCA, NCA, Insolvency Service, HSE and Trading Standards are key areas of expertise. The firm acts for individual and business clients, which have included professionals such as solicitors, accountants, doctors and politicians as well as company directors and business owners. Department head Matthew Claughton and Matthew Corn are key figures.

Top Tier law firm – crime

In respect of crime, the guide states ‘Olliers is fantastic.’

The Legal 500 goes on to comment:

Olliers defends clients across a range of serious and complex criminal issues; it is experienced in cases involving serious sexual offences, regulatory matters, modern slavery, drug and firearms offences, robbery, assault, murder, manslaughter, terrorism, cyber crime and money laundering.  The team is experienced in cases investigated by the National Crime Agency, the Counter-Terrorism Unit and has handled Organised Crime Division prosecutions. The team is also experienced in representing certain client groups, such as clients with autism. Department head Matthew Claughton is ‘outstanding’; Matthew Corn is a serious crime specialist; and Alex Preston specialises in serious crime and inquests. Toby Wilbraham and Stacey Mabrouk are also key figures.

Matthew Claughton – leading criminal defence lawyer

Our Managing Director Matthew Claughton has been listed as a Leading Individual for both crime and fraud in the guide to outstanding lawyers.

The guide comments “Matthew Claughton is an outstanding individual”.

Many of the firm’s other lawyers including  Matthew Corn,  Stacey Mabrouk, Toby Wilbraham and Alex Preston have also been specifically recommended in the Guide.  Alex Preston is listed as a “next generation partner” for crime.

Matthew Claughton, Managing Director of Olliers, commented:

“I am delighted that Olliers has once again been ranked as a Top Tier firm in the Legal 500 continuing our success of previous years.”

Olliers Solicitors – criminal defence law firm

Olliers is firmly established as one of the UK’s leading criminal law firms. Based in Manchester and London the firm specialises in defending allegations of commercial fraud, white-collar crime, tax fraud, business crime, regulatory offences and asset recovery. The firm also has an enviable reputation for acting in serious criminal cases, including homicide, drug conspiracies, sexual offences, firearms, people trafficking and terrorism. In addition Olliers has specialist departments dealing with extradition work, insolvency, director disqualification, heath and safety work, trading standards prosecutions and a thriving motoring department. Its client base is nationwide.

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