Verity Quaite | Fieldfisher
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I joined Fieldfisher from the self-employed criminal Bar, where I prosecuted and defended in the criminal courts. Clients benefit from the perspective I bring from my experience prosecuting on behalf of the CPS (including proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002), HMRC, the Insolvency Service and local councils. My experience prosecuting is particularly valuable to clients interested in pursuing private prosecutions and navigating the Victims' Right to Review Scheme.
In addition to my experience as an advocate defending individuals in the criminal courts, I have represented individuals suspected of fraud in interview and have advised companies in relation to the strength of a potential defence under the Bribery Act 2010.
I also have in-house experience, having spent six months on secondment to the Ethics & Compliance department of a well-known listed multi-national corporation where I advised on and conducted investigations across the Middle East and Africa region, building upon my experience working in a multi-disciplinary team conducting cross-border corporate investigations for companies under active investigation by the SFO.
Recent work highlights include:
  • Advising on adequate procedures under s. 7 Bribery Act 2010
  • Advising an individual in respect of possible criminality related to a unique piece of art
  • Advising in respect of possible criminal offences arising from engagement with a ransomware attack
  • Advising on and drafting successful grounds of appeal against sentence in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)  
I am a Corporate Crime Contributor for Lexis PSL.
Outside of work, I enjoy music, playing hockey and travelling.

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