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. The most recent directory (2020) describes the team as 'responsive and professional' assisting clients with a panoply of serious criminal cases, including drugs, sexual offences, murder and GBH. It said that the 'exceptional' managing partner Rakeebah Rahim 'runs a smooth operation. She co-leads the team with Piers Desser who is 'an excellent tactician'.
Previous comments about the team include being variously described as ‘tremendously capable', 'sure-footed’, ‘extremely competent’ and having lawyers who work 'tirelessly' whilst being 'very efficient'.
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;