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Pamela is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer based in London. Pamela advises companies and individuals on all aspects of domestic and multinational business, corporate, financial and white collar crime. She has extensive experience of handling complex fraud, bribery and corruption, market abuse, and money laundering cases, as well as internal investigations and financial services investigations.
Pamela joined the practice in 2017, having previously been a partner at two specialist criminal law firms, including one where she established and led its Business Crime Department. She has over 20 years' experience as a criminal lawyer, covering all stages of the criminal process.
Pamela represents clients from initial internal investigation to interviews by the Serious Fraud Office, Crown Prosecution Service and other prosecutors, either under caution or compulsorily, and through to the jury trial and beyond. She acts in most high-profile and media-sensitive cases and represents those investigated and charged with non-fraud general crime.
Her experience includes: advising the CEO of an African oil company on an SFO investigation; advising and assisting a foreign state on an National Crime Agency money laundering investigation; and defending in notable corruption and fraud trials. She has acted for clients in cross-border criminal investigations involving global companies, both as suspects and as witnesses. Pamela has recently represented clients connected with high-profile SFO inquiries and is currently advising two global listed companies on other investigations.
Consistently recognised in the legal directories, Pamela has "a strong expertise in white-collar crime" and is commended in Chambers, 2019, where sources have observed that "her client care is second to none". Industry sources have also recognised Pamela for having "great judgement", "working hard for her clients" and for possessing "an innate understanding of tactical planning".
She is a founder member of the Women in Criminal Law organisation and an Officer of the IBA Business Crime Committee. Pamela is profiled in Global Investigations Review's 100 Women in Investigations, 2018.
- Acting for individuals in three jurisdictions of a global bank on an SFO inquiry and internal investigation concerning money laundering and breach of regulations
- Advising and assisting a foreign state on an NCA investigation into possible money laundering arising out of a fraudulent transaction of US$500m and assisting in securing the return of the funds
- Advising an African mining company on an internal investigation following the arrest of one of its senior executives for bribery and corruption allegations regarding public officials of an African state
- Advising a business group manager of a French company on a multimillion pound internal investigation following a self-report to the SFO
- Advising the UK subsidiary of an African bank on an internal investigation following whistleblower allegations from an employee
- Advising a listed company following a self-report to the SFO regarding suspected bribery
- Advising the CEO of an African oil company on an SFO investigation
- Advising a UK company being investigated by HMRC, accused of exporting controlled products to Iran without a licence and in breach of international sanctions
- Advising multiple companies on money laundering and the implications of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
- Advising multiple companies on the implications of the Bribery Act 2010
- Acting for multiple former employees of global banks on the UK/US Libor and Euribor investigations
- Acting for both a suspect (no criminal charges brought) and a number of prosecution witnesses for Operation Weeting (phone hacking)
- Advising a senior executive of Rolls Royce on an SFO investigation
- Advising a global bank on criminal law risks and reporting obligations on carrying out covert intelligence investigations on the internet and dark web.