Our lawyers have an outstanding track record of acting for individuals and corporates with potential and actual criminal exposure.
Head of department Richard Kovalevsky QC is described by Chambers as “a great tactician for corporates and individuals facing prosecution”, and is recognised as a leading QC in the legal directories.
We have in-depth experience of dealing with all aspects of bribery, corruption, fraud, asset recovery, tax evasion, money laundering and the manipulation of financial markets.
Our lawyers co-ordinate investigations, often involving overseas jurisdictions and work alongside specialist law firms around the world. We have the experience and resource necessary to deal with significant volumes of evidence.
In financial crime cases, there is often an overlap with different areas of law. Our expertise in civil fraud, asset recovery, tax litigation and employment law enables us to provide our clients with advice on a range of interconnected issues. We provide our clients with the assistance they need whatever direction a case may take.
"Richard Kovalevsky QC is considered an expert in domestic and international crime, fraud and money laundering cases. He provides advice and representation to blue-chip corporate clients and individuals on the most sophisticated of matters"Chambers
"They work hand in glove with you and can compete with the big firms"Chambers
"Stewarts has a go-to commercial litigation practice with strength in a number of fields"The Legal 500
Meet the Financial Crime team
Head of department Richard Kovalevsky QC is described by Chambers as “incredibly strategic, able to look at a matter and work out the best mechanism of defence”.
The firm comprises some of the UK’s leading litigation lawyers and has the depth of expertise to advise on related issues.