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Legal 500 2019 Leading Firm - Fraud

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett), which provides ‘a high-quality service’, handles lengthy, high-profile investigations and trials emanating from SFO and FCA investigations, which frequently extend into a number of jurisdictions. The team is representing an individual in a case involving a fraud on a Russian bank, which had a number of cross-jurisdictional complications. In other work, it is dealing with an FCA prosecution for insider dealing, boiler room frauds, bribery and corruption and a Euribor case".

"From its Uxbridge base, the team at IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) team, which includes solicitor-advocates, handles a caseload that includes allegations pertaining to murder, sexual offences, serious violence, kidnapping and firearms".

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Legal 500 2019 Leading Individual - John Milner

John Milner listed as a "leading individual" in the Legal 500 2019 listing.

"According to one source, practice head John Milner ‘is one of my go-to people for SFO investigations' and 'has excellent criminal law instincts and fights very hard for his clients’". 

John Milner Recommended Lawyer Legal 500

Legal 500 2017 Business Crime Team

Clients of IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) value the firm’s ‘many years of experience in dealing with criminal and in particular white-collar criminal cases’. The team, based in Uxbridge, handles a complete range of financial and business crime matters for individuals, including cross-border EURIBOR matters, international money laundering cases and white-collar crime issues. It recently represented a client accused of defrauding a Russian bank of $200m, with further accusations of bribery, forgery and blackmail among others; the client was acquitted of four counts of money laundering and conspiracy to defraud. Other key matters included representing a client who allegedly defrauded two banks of £160m by obtaining loans through fabricated contracts for fibre-optic cables, and acted for another client accused of being involved in a longstanding LIBOR fraud by misleading USD LIBOR submissions in Barclays Bank’s name.

The practice is led by ‘top-notch practitioner’ John Milner, who is ‘capable of going toe-to-toe with the best of the white-collar crime solicitors’.

John Milner, who is noted for his strength in matters at the intersection between general crime and fraud, ‘is a very experienced, wise and tactically shrewd expert’; ‘he is particularly calm under fire’. 


John Milner,  Fraud Lawyer and expert, listed in Chambers 2016

Chambers and Partners 2016

"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. "

IBB's fraud defence solicitors ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"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 joined the firm in 2014 from Irwin Mitchell."

"John Milner recently joined IBB Solicitors from Irwin Mitchell. 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.' "

Legal 500 UK Recommended Lawyer 2013

Legal 500 2013

John Milner is a recommended individual in Legal 500.

"Works phenomenally hard displaying considerable attention to detail and a sympathetic yet down to earth approach."