Joe advises both individual and corporate clients on business crime matters including fraud, bribery and corruption. Much of Joe’s work encompasses investigations involving the SFO and the FCA and managing parallel criminal, regulatory and civil proceedings.
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.
Successfully representing one of Barclays senior executives in the SFO’s prosecution over its 2008 capital raisings.
Acting for Post Office in the sub-postmasters' appeals against Horizon prosecutions.
Acting for an individual in internal investigation for potential breaches of personal account dealing policies.
Advising witnesses on mutual legal assistance requests in relation to an Italian criminal investigation.