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Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook

Associate

Experience in fraud, white-collar crime, multi-jurisdictional cartel investigations and prosecutions Rachel acts for immunity applicants and individuals charged with cartel offences.

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  • Association of Commonwealth Criminal Lawyers
  • City of Westminster & Holborn Law Society
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA)

Rachel works on a range of fraud, white-collar crime and regulatory matters.

Rachel’s experience encompasses multi-jurisdictional cartel investigations and prosecutions. She acts for both immunity applicants and individuals charged with cartel offences.

Rachel is currently acting for individuals investigated for the corruption of a foreign (West African) public official.

Increasingly prosecution agencies are utilising the court’s powers of restraint, ahead of trial and confiscation, post-conviction, to secure and recover proceeds of crime. Rachel has experience acting for individuals subject to restraint and confiscation orders.

Rachel acts for a number of individuals who are the subject of extradition requests from Category 1 and 2 countries. Whilst she has significant experience acting for clients in extradition proceedings, Rachel also regularly makes successful representations to the Secretary of State, Home Office and Metropolitan Police Extradition Squad in order to defeat extradition requests without the need for a substantive hearing.

Rachel acts for a leading bank in a Libor investigation. She also acts for regulated individuals subject to oversight and/or investigation by the FCA, as well as assisting individuals who are witnesses in FCA prosecutions.

Rachel acts for a number of individuals subject to Interpol Red Notices. She has made representations to the Secretariat to the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files and to National Central Bureaus, and has been successful in convincing Interpol to remove names from its database or to add a note to its file of the existence of political motivation in the requesting state.

Money laundering issues can arise in almost all white-collar cases and Rachel has acted for a number of individuals charged with this offence. She frequently advises individuals and corporates on compliance with money laundering regulations.

Rachel has successfully acted for individuals that are the subject of mutual legal assistance requests in UK and/or abroad, including successful judicial reviews of the Secretary of State’s decision to act on a request from a foreign state She also has experience acting for legal and accountancy professionals subject to professional disciplinary proceedings.

Rachel acts for companies and individuals investigated and/or prosecuted by HMRC/Crown Prosecution Service for tax irregularities. Her experience includes criminal investigations (including carousel fraud and non-payment of VAT); Contractual Disclosure Facility (also known as Code of Practice 9), where tax evasion is suspected by HMRC; Code of Practice 8, where a tax underpayment is suspected; Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF), for people who wish to regularise their taxes; assisting clients who are requested or compelled by HMRC to provide information and/or materials in its investigation of a third party.

To contact Rachel please call:

+44 (0)20 7822 7772

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