Awards Recommendation for Simon Connolly
Simon is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500.
Legal 500 2020 Edition.
Crime, Fraud and Licensing / South East: Milton Keynes & Luton
I am Consultant Solicitor at Duncan Lewis and I specialise in criminal defence and white collar fraud matters.
I have forged a particular niche in the area of confiscation proceedings. My particular specialism is acting for clients where the prosecution seek high value orders in excess of £1 million pounds.
I have had care and conduct of matters dealing with a range of offences including theft, fraudulent trading, money laundering and various conspiracies most notably being conspiracy to defraud the public revenue. I was the solicitor who had day to day care and conduct of a matter before Birmingham Crown Court in which the Prosecution sought a confiscation order in the sum of £197 million. However, upon the case being determined at a final hearing with various legal arguments being heard an Order was eventually made in the sum of just over £106,000.
I have a reputation of blending both a pragmatic approach with an extensive knowledge of legal cases in this area of law to ensure my clients’ confiscation orders are not disproportionate and are calculated correctly.