Mark is regularly instructed in matters relating to high value fraud, cheating the revenue, money laundering, and related financial misconduct.
Mark is regularly instructed to advise pre-charge and is experienced in advising in relation to ongoing investigations and LPP-related issues. He has advised individuals in relation to investigations being conducted by the Serious Fraud Office and has experience of advising in relation to interviews under compulsion and the regime under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1987.
Mark’s expertise and experience is invaluable in cases where criminal offending has arisen from taxation disputes with HMRC, and similar, related issues.
Notable Business Crime & Fraud cases
Operation Hairball 2  – Sheffield Crown Court.
Mark represented the third Defendant in a case involving allegations of very high-value evasion of Excise Duty and the distribution of counterfeit cigarettes. This is the largest commercial counterfeit cigarette and hand rolling tobacco production line discovered in the United Kingdom to date. Case prosecuted by HMRC. Junior alone.
R v M & Others [2021-2022] Harrow Crown Court.
Representing the first Defendant in an allegation of conspiracy to commit arson. The Defendant, a restaurant owner, is accused of conspiring with others and engaging them to set his business on fire for him to claim the insurance money. Junior alone. Case ongoing
Op Isidor [2018-2019]
Representing a director of a company in relation to allegations of mortgage fraud and money laundering. The allegations arose from an investigation by Greater Manchester Police’s economic crime unit into the activities of an organised group who had been laundering the proceeds of criminal activity, including drug-dealing, tax evasion and mortgage and property fraud. Led junior.
Operation Electron 
Representing a director of a company in relation to allegations of VAT fraud and Fraudulent Trading offences brought by HMRC and Trading Standards relating to the supply of diesel and biodiesel in Sussex. Led Junior. BBC News (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-49786940), Mynewsdesk (https://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/hm-revenue-customs-hmrc/pressreleases/organised-crime-gang-sentenced-for-ps3-dot-5m-fuel-fraud-2925326), Kent Online (https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/bentley-driving-bootleggers-3-5m-fraud-213068/) and Romford Recorder (https://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/romford-man-jailed-3-5m-organised-crime-gang-fuel-fraud-3234034)
Operation Nike  – Manchester Crown Court.
Case involving allegations of money laundering and large cash seizures conducted by officers from HMRC. Junior alone.
R v JP & Others  – Isleworth Crown Court.
Fraud, money laundering and other dishonesty offences – Led junior for General Manager of company used for fraud on the Director’s Loan Account and related offences. Junior Alone. Hillingdon & Uxbridge Times (https://www.hillingdontimes.co.uk/news/16232740.fraud-offences-amounted-six-figure-sum/) and My London (https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/fraudster-gave-himself-bonuses-pay-14670946)