Diana is an Associate in the Business Crime Department. She has experience in acting for clients in a wide range of white collar, regulatory and general crime matters.
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
- Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association (YFLA)
- Female Fraud Forum (FFF)
- Extradition Lawyers’ Association
Diana is an Associate in the firm’s Business Crime Department with experience in assisting individual and corporate clients alike in a wide range of criminal matters, with a particular focus on the financial services industry, regulatory enquiries as well as general criminal work (including the charging, court and confiscation process). Diana also has expertise in advising on non-contentious risk and compliance matters and is a Chartered Accountant.
Diana’s experience in white collar / fraud matters includes:
- A joint UK regulatory and US Department of Justice investigation into alleged market manipulation and misconduct;
- A large-scale HMRC tax fraud enquiry;
- A successful challenge to an INTERPOL Red Notice in relation to allegations of financial misconduct;
- An international money laundering investigation spanning multiple jurisdictions; and
- Being part of the defence team in a bribery case in front of the English courts.
In addition, Diana has also assisted a number of clients who work or have worked in the regulated financial services industry. Most notably, Diana was part of the team that successfully challenged the Financial Conduct Authority’s refusal to authorise two consumer credit firms.
Diana has recently spent three months on secondment at a general criminal practice where she assisted in the course of a number of criminal trials in front of various Magistrates’ Courts and Crown Courts, including a well-publicised tax fraud prosecution brought by HMRC which was successfully defended. During her secondment, Diana also provided advise on various regulatory (Financial Conduct Authority and HMRC) investigations and in confiscation proceedings.
Since joining Peters & Peters as a trainee solicitor in 2015, Diana has co-authored articles in the Solicitors Journal and regularly assist in contributing to the financial services enforcement analysis tool “Enforcd EBD”. Diana has also contributed to various other publications and legal blogs, and helped with drafting the UK chapter of Getting The Deal Through: Anti-Corruption Regulation 2016.
Prior to joining the firm, Diana spent three years working for Deloitte LLP where she conducted business process reviews and primarily advised on risk management, governance, compliance and anti-bribery readiness matters as a Senior Consultant, as well as partaking in a large-scale forensics investigation for a multinational financial institution. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW).
Diana is a native Hungarian speaker.