Francesca Titus, Partner, Corporate Crime
I am a partner and barrister specialising in corporate criminal law, internal investigations, and extradition.
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 Financial Conduct Authority, the National Crime Agency, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, and the US Department of Justice.
I am regularly instructed in high profile investigations, defending clients facing allegations of serious fraud, multi-million pound money laundering, high value tax evasion, insider dealing, bribery and corruption. I have represented clients facing allegations of fraud valued in excess of 500 million Euros, and advised clients in disputes involving conspiracy to defraud valued in excess of USD 1 billion.
Extensive experience in conducting internal investigations on behalf of a variety of client organisations (sports organisations, pharmaceutical companies, and banks), often working across borders, and having to ensure local law compliance with evidence and data gathering.
Frequently advise HNW individuals facing Interpol red notices/extradition requests (both European Arrest Warrant Scheme and further afield). Particular interest in clients facing requests from the Russian Federation and to/from USA.
I am a highly experienced trial advocate, having appeared in hundreds of criminal cases in England and Wales, including at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) and in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division.