Richard Cannon

What he’s best at:

Richard is an extremely experienced and accomplished business crime lawyer. He has a relationship focused practice and is seen as a trusted adviser offering a high level of access to clients.

He has built his reputation predominantly in the defence of serious and complex fraud. He has particular expertise in cases relating to Ponzi frauds and matters of alleged bribery and corruption for both private and corporate clients. Richard is particularly experienced in defending criminal prosecutions brought by HMRC and has recently been advising corporates and individuals on the effect of the Criminal Finances Act.

Richard is ranked as Leader in the Field (Band 3) for Financial Crime in Chambers and Partners and described by Chambers & Partners, as "an experienced criminal fraud practitioner praised for his skills in money laundering and POCA related proceedings" and "particularly commended by the market for his ability to think creatively when problem solving". Acknowledged as a tough but pragmatic litigator and a skilled strategist.

He is also adept at handling personal criminal allegations and comfortable with cases and clients who are high profile and in the in the public domain.

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Chambers 2018 said - Richard Cannon is an experienced white-collar practitioner. Interviewees highlight the combination of "personality and forensic, analytical skill," as well as noting that "he goes over and above to ensure that clients are well looked after."

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