Francesca Titus, Partner, Corporate Crime
I am a Partner and Barrister specialising in litigation related to corporate and financial crime.
My expertise is in complex, high value, multi-jurisdictional business crime cases. I represent individuals and organisations that are being investigated or prosecuted by UK or international law enforcement agencies including the Serious Fraud Office, the National Crime Agency, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, and the Department of Justice.
Experience includes defending allegations of serious fraud and multi-million pound money laundering, internal investigations, and advising on bribery and corruption.
I advise businesses that suspect they have been the victim of criminal activity as to the remedies available, which may include conducting an investigation or bringing a private prosecution.
I advise on the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 including criminal restraint orders, confiscation proceedings, cash seizure, asset tracing, and the overlap between civil and criminal orders restricting property.
I have represented clients facing allegations of fraud valued in excess of 500 million Euros. I have advised clients in shareholder disputes involving allegations of conspiracy to defraud valued in excess of USD 1 billion.
As a litigator I am able to prepare and advise on a case from investigation stage through to contested trial. As counsel I have appeared as advocate in hundreds of cases in England and Wales including at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) and in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division.