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 including allegations of violence, sexual offences generally and historic sex offences.
He has represented individuals, including accountants, lawyers and other professionals, facing investigation and proceedings brought by the SFO, FCA, RCPO and CPS. His aim is always to avoid criminal proceedings, but if that proves impossible, John is able to advise and guide individuals throughout the entire investigation and trial process from internal and regulatory investigation, interview under caution, to charge and trial.
John Milner Listed in Who’s Who Legal : Business Crime Defence 2018
John’s recent work includes the representation of:
- One of the New York derivatives traders in the SFO Barclays USD Libor trial;
- One of the traders in the SFO Barclays / Deutsche Bank EURIBOR trial;
- One of the bankers who was acquitted of all charges in a significant fraud on a Russian investment bank and a UK Asset Managment company;
- A number of individual directors of large multi-nationals (Serco and Tesco) in on-going investigations by the SFO.
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 instructed to represent the managing partner, 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”.
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