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Ben Brocklehurst
0207 842 1631
07725 758807
A vastly experienced lawyer, Ben specialises in defending high-value white collar crime and regulatory investigations/ proceedings, and has particular expertise in related Restraint/Confiscation issues.

Ben has extensive practical experience across criminal and civil law and acts for high-profile clients in complex, often multi-jurisdictional matters.

The directories say:

Legal 500

‘Key Lawyer’ at Byrne and Partners LLP in the Legal 500 Fraud: White Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals).

Notable experience
  • A defendant in the first criminal insider-dealing prosecution brought by the FSA (now FCA).
  • The defendant in a multi-jurisdictional £100 million Confiscation and, latterly, Receivership proceedings brought by HMRC.
  • A defendant in an international multi-million-pound money-laundering prosecution brought by the CPS.
  • A defendant in an international bribery and corruption prosecution brought by the SFO
  • Suspects in separate international bribery, corruption and fraud investigations being conducted by the SFO and DoJ.
  • A defendant in a market abuse prosecution brought by the FSA (now FCA) – the largest of its time.
  • A defendant in a Film Tax Credit fraud prosecution brought by HMRC.
  • An individual in relation to FCA, DoJ and CFTC investigations into LIBOR manipulation.
  • Individuals in relation to various FCA regulatory investigations, and their employer's corresponding internal investigations, concerning suspected breaches of FSMA 2000.
  • Individuals in relation to an FCA anti-competition investigation and subsequent anti-competition proceedings brought by the Brazilian authorities.
  • An individual in relation to a CMA anti-competition investigation.
  • The Claimant in a landmark decision, upheld by the Court of Appeal, that individuals being investigated by law enforcement agencies have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
Ben qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2005. He previously worked at Linklaters LLP from 1992 until he joined Dechert LLP in 1997. Ben was a founding member of Byrne and Partners LLP in 2003, before it merged to form PCB Byrne LLP in April 2021.
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