Kenneth M Barrow & Co 'is a first choice for many charged with financial crime in the North East and beyond' - sponsored feature

    • 10:00, 20 Jan 2015
    • Sponsored Content

Kenneth M Barrow & Co is on the Very High Cost Case (VHCC) panel of which only a small number of firms nationally are accredited to do so - sponsored feature

Scales of justice
Scales of justice

So far, 2014 has, as have the previous years, been very successful for Kenneth M Barrow & Co and their clients. The firm has continued to attract significant instructions in both serious crime and complex fraud.

The firm, headed by partners Kenneth Barrow and Ravi Khosla, is an established and highly organised firm. Its client service and commitment, combined with unrivalled legal and technical skills have given the firm a powerful reputation in serious crime and complex fraud cases locally and nationally.

The firm is on the Very High Cost Case (VHCC) panel of which only a small number of firms nationally are accredited to do so. VHCC cases consist of the most significant and long-running high-profile and complex cases prosecuted throughout the country. The firm regularly undertakes VHCC work.

The firm represents private and publicly funded clients in investigations and proceedings by the Police, Crown Prosecution Service, Her Majesties Revenue and Customs, Serious Fraud Office, National Crime Agency, Health and Safety Executive and the UK Border Agency.

Instructions during 2014 have included:

Being instructed in the second phase of one of the largest defrauding of financial institutions ever prosecuted, the total value now reaching £400m.

Securing no further action against the Office of Fair Trading, which investigated their client, suspected of vmarket abuse and price fixing as part of a cartel.

Representing their client following a £75m property investment fraud in relation to his confiscation and enforcement proceedings against the Serious Fraud Office.

The firm is currently instructed on three VHCCs. This is an unprecedented amount for a firm in the North East. This shows not only the quality of the instructions the firm receives, but also the strength, depth and expertise the firm has in order to deal with the country’s largest and most complex cases.

The firm has also continued to attract significant instructions in the areas of cash seizures, restraint orders, proceeds of crime and business/regulatory offences. This shows the recognition of its capabilities and quality. Ghulam Sohail, the former partner and head of crime and business defence at a national firm, is a key member of Kenneth M Barrow & Co and acts in a consultancy role. He is universally recognised as a leader in the field of serious crime and business defence nationally – “extremely experienced in serious fraud” and is viewed as “a mover and shaker” in the criminal fraud market” – Chambers and Partners.

As a result of working on high-profile and complex cases, the firm has developed close relationships with the country’s leading barristers whom the firm instruct to ensure the client gets the best representation.

The firm has established relationships with the leading independent experts in the country to assist in the defence of any allegation, including forensic accountants, computer and phone analysts, handwriting experts and many others.

“Kenneth M Barrow & Co is a ‘progressive, dynamic, forward-thinking firm’ noted for its abilities in ‘heavyweight crime and fraud work’.

Team head Ravi Khosla’s ‘reputation and client care skills are second to none’, and Kenneth Barrow is ‘exceptional’.” Legal 500. “Ravi Khosla at Kenneth M Barrow & Co is ‘truly a rising star, with exceptional client care skills/ The team predominantly acts in serious and business crime/fraud matters’.

Kenneth M Barrow & Co “operates at a very high level”. Legal 500. To contact Kenneth M Barrow & Co call 0191 513 0333, the 24-hour number 0770 451 8939, or email: kmb@kennethmbarrow.com

Journalists

David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer