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Pamela is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer based in London. Pamela joined the practice in 2017, having previously been a partner at two specialist criminal law firms, including one where she established and led their Business Crime Department. Pamela advises companies and individuals on all aspects of domestic and multi-national business, corporate, financial and white collar crime. She has extensive experience in handling complex fraud, bribery and corruption, market abuse, and money laundering cases as well as internal investigations and financial services investigations.
Pamela has over 20 years' experience as a criminal lawyer covering all stages of the criminal process. She represents clients from the initial internal investigation to the interviews by the SFO, CPS and other prosecutors either under caution or compulsorily, and through to the jury trial and beyond. She acts in the most high profile and media sensitive cases and also represents those investigated and charged with non-fraud general crime.
Her breadth and depth of experience includes advising the CEO of an African oil company in relation to an SFO investigation, advising and assisting a foreign state in respect of an NCA money laundering investigation, and defending in notable corruption and fraud trials. She has acted for clients in cross-border criminal investigations involving global companies, as suspects and as witnesses.
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 having "an innate understanding of tactical planning".
She is a founder member of the Women in Criminal Law organisation and an Officer of the IBA Criminal Law Committee. Pamela is profiled in GIR's 100 Women in Investigations 2018.
Acting for individuals in three jurisdictions of a global bank in relation to an SFO inquiry and internal investigation concerning money laundering and breach of regulations.
Advising and assisting a foreign state in respect of an NCA investigation into possible money laundering arising out of a fraudulent transaction of $500 million 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 in relation to bribery and corruption allegations regarding public officials of an African state.
Advising a business group manager of a French company in connection with 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 in relation to 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 in relation to the UK/US Libor and Euribor investigations.
Acting for both a suspect (no criminal charges brought) and a number of prosecution witnesses in relation to Operation Weeting (Phone Hacking).