Celia advises clients who are the subject of a wide range of criminal and regulatory enquiries and has significant experience handling corruption and Interpol matters
- Association of Commonwealth Criminal Lawyers
- Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA)
Celia has experience advising individuals and corporate clients facing criminal or regulatory investigations brought by the Serious Fraud Office, the City of London Police and the Financial Conduct Authority.
Celia’s cases frequently have an international dimension involving issues in foreign jurisdictions. She has recently advised several high profile individuals in relation to allegations of corruption and money laundering, both in the UK and overseas. Her extradition and INTERPOL experience has necessitated an understanding of law and procedure in jurisdictions such as Ukraine, India, Swaziland, and Russia, in addition to a close cooperation with counsel in those jurisdictions. She has extensive experience making representations to INTERPOL on behalf of clients who are the subject of Red Notices.
Celia also has experience in general crime matters, including offences against the person, sexual assault, theft and harassment. She was part of the team who acted for a senior journalist from the Sun newspaper, who was acquitted of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office following a trial at the Old Bailey in 2015.
Celia writes the quarterly criminal law update for the Solicitor’s Journal.
Celia joined Peters & Peters as a Trainee Solicitor in September 2013. Following her training contract, which included a secondment to a boutique city firm specialising in Employment and Partnership law, she qualified into the Business Crime team in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Celia completed an LLB at the University of Law in London following her graduation from the University of York with a BA in English Literature in 2011.