Christina Russell deals with business crime, extradition, corruption, mutual legal assistance and regulatory cases.
She has successfully represented high profile executives in complex matters including a former Chairman and Chief Executive of a FTSE 100 company facing charges by the Serious Fraud Office, a former Finance Director of a £400-million tech company in directors disqualification proceedings and a property developer in a banking corruption trial.
As a prosecutor, Christina has been instructed by the Department of Trade and Industry (now the Department for Business Innovation and Skills), the Post Office, British Telecom and local authorities in a wide range of criminal cases ranging from Insolvency Act offences to driving matters.
She has also represented police officers in police disciplinary proceedings for serious offences.
Furthermore, Christina’s breadth of experience includes time spent working for the Crown Prosecution Service Confiscation Unit, the Home Office’s Mutual Legal Assistance Department and the Financial Conduct Authority’s Enforcement Market and Oversight Division.
Anand Doobay deals with criminal and regulatory matters including fraud, extradition, mutual legal assistance, corruption, sanctions, tax and money laundering.
He was appointed by Theresa May (then Home Secretary) to a panel to review the United Kingdom’s extradition arrangements and the European Parliament asked him to prepare an expert report on potential reforms to the European Arrest Warrant system.
Anand was also consulted as an expert by Fair Trials when they prepared their report on Interpol.
He provided expert evidence on fraud proceedings for the Law Society of England and Wales to the High Court and has dealt with many Serious Fraud Office prosecutions.
Anand has advised a serving Prime Minister, a former Deputy Prime Minister, a Deputy Foreign Minister and three G20 Governments.
He has been involved in high profile and politically sensitive investigations and prosecutions in over fifty countries.
He is consultant editor on extradition for Halsbury’s Laws of England and the author of the chapter on Extradition in Blackstone’s Criminal Practice.
He is a Council Member of Justice and is on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office pro bono panel.