John Milner heads the business crime and fraud team. He is a highly experienced litigator with 12 years experience in the London market at a top 20 firm.
John specialises in representing individuals who are the subject of criminal, white collar or regulatory investigations, principally in relation to business crime offences - financial crime, fraud, tax evasion, bribery and corruption, insider dealing, money laundering, boiler room fraud, restraint and confiscation – but also more general criminal conduct.
He has enjoyed significant success acting for owners and company directors in a number of complex MTIC fraud investigations concerning the mobile phone, computer chip and motor vehicle industries, and was recently instructed in relation to a major fraud in Gibraltar arising out of the collapse of an international law firm.
John is a member of POCLA and has chaired discussion and addressed conferences in London. He is also a member of the ECBA and LCCSA. He has given expert criminal evidence to a court in New York and spoken on fraud and banking fraud at conferences in Taormina, San Francisco and Hong Kong.
Client comments include:” I really feel that you went that extra mile for me, and then some”
He is noted in the directories as follows:
Chambers in 2016 says:
"Star Associate: John Milner of IBB Solicitors has considerable experience in financial crime and often works on major SFO prosecutions. He is particularly active handling corruption, carousel fraud and investment fraud. "
Chambers in 2015 says:
"Sources say that John Milner of IBB Solicitors "works flat-out for his clients." He is a prominent figure in the field of MTIC fraud matters."
"He has extensive experience handling tax fraud and FCA matters for high profile individuals and corporate clients. Sources report that he is 'excellent. He's very tough, sensible and hardworking'."
Chambers in 2014 says:
"Singled out as thoughtful and intuitive, particularly good at dealing with clients, with notable experience of handling tax fraud cases. Highly rated with a focus on defending individuals accused of serious financial fraud."
Legal 500 in 2015 says:
"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s ‘excellent’ team strengthened with the arrival of consultant John Milner from Irwin Mitchell, who now heads the practice. "
Legal 500 2013 says:
"Works phenomenally hard displaying considerable attention to detail and a sympathetic yet down to earth approach."