Joe advises both individual and corporate clients on business crime matters including fraud, bribery and corruption, and money laundering. Much of Joe’s work encompasses investigations involving the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and managing parallel criminal, regulatory and civil proceedings.
Joe is also experienced individuals and companies on sanctions matters, as well as representing individuals in connection with INTERPOL and mutual legal assistance cases.
Joe read History at the University of Edinburgh, before joining Herbert Smith Freehills where he was a senior associate having worked in both the criminal and civil litigation teams. During that time he acted for a variety of financial institutions, listed companies and individuals party to criminal and civil litigation proceedings, as well as regulatory action.
Advising Inkorporate Ltd in its private prosecution in fraud committed by a former employee and his spouse.
Acting for the former Prime Minister as an interested party in judicial review proceedings brought by the Cabinet Office against the UK Covid-19 Inquiry.
Successfully representing one of Barclays senior executives, Roger Jenkins, in the SFO’s prosecution over its 2008 capital raisings.
Acting for Post Office in the sub-postmasters' appeals against Horizon prosecutions.
Assisting four suppliers in assisting the MPS with its investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire.
Acting for an FCA regulated individual in internal investigation for potential breaches of personal account dealing policies.
Representing the former CEO of Julius Baer, a witness in FCA Upper Tribunal proceedings.
Advising witnesses on mutual legal assistance requests in relation to an Italian criminal investigation.
Advising a suspect in a £13 million tax evasion and money laundering investigation by HM Revenue & Customs.