With offices in the City of London and West End, the criminal litigation department offers a professional, responsive and competitive service from the pre-arrest phase of an investigation through to representation at trial.
The Criminal Litigation department enjoys an international reputation for excellence consistently reflected in the results we achieve.
The firm has been listed in the Legal 500 each year since 2012. Over this time our team has been variously described as being ‘tremendously capable', 'sure-footed’, ‘extremely competent’ and having lawyers who work 'tirelessly' whilst being 'very efficient'. 2014 saw the department receive special mention for being ‘committed, and excellent with clients’ often dealing with highly sensitive issues, the firm has recently been instructed by a government and a senior public official'. With respect to the firm's work in the field of white collar crime and fraud, the publication noted that the firm was 'best known for its experience in high-value, complex cross-border disputes' The Legal 500 2015 noted that:
Led by Rakeebah Rahim and the ‘excellent’ Deniz Oguzkanli, the group at Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP advised on a number of high-profile cases.
The 2016 edition of the Legal 500 again praised the department:
Piers Desser leads Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP’s ‘professional and reputable’ crime practice. The group deals with most aspects of serious crime and specialises in pre-charge investigations. Rakeebah Rahim and Deniz Oguzkanli are also key contacts.
With respect to Fraud and White-Collar Crime, the 2016 Legal 500 commented:
Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP’s ‘excellent’ fraud team is headed by Rakeebah Rahim and includes Deniz Oguzkanli. The firm has been involved in a number of fraud-related extradition cases of late.
Beyond general criminal litigation we have expertise in Extradition, Money Laundering, Forfeitures and Seizures (Proceeds of Crime Act 2002), Health and Safety investigations and prosecutions, Inquiries and Inquests, Professional Discipline (investigations and proceedings), Mortgage Fraud and Financial Services Investigations.
Our clients include governments, corporations and both domestic and international individuals.
The criminal litigation department at Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP specialises in serious crime and offers a professional and effective service right through the stages of prosecution to representation at trial.
The department has a reputation for excellent results and outstanding client care. Our Legal Response Team can provide assistance on an emergency basis, ensuring that you have professional and expert representation from the investigation stage through to trial. The team includes expert Solicitor Advocates who have the experience and knowledge to protect your interests from the outset.
Members of our team specialise in;