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.
Sharon Persaud deals with criminal and regulatory matters including fraud, extradition, business and financial crime and money laundering.
Sharon has dealt with a wide variety of complex and large-scale conspiracies to defraud, money-laundering cases, and other allegations of financial crime. She also has very extensive experience across the whole range of criminal cases from murder to public order and regulatory offences, and in dealing with cases in which criminal proceedings run in parallel with disciplinary or other processes.
Sharon also brings significant appellate and review experience, in both the criminal and non-criminal context. She has considerable experience in criminal appeals, through appellate work as a practitioner, as an appeals lawyer at the Criminal Appeal Office (2010-2013), and as a former Commissioner at the Criminal Cases Review Commission (2013-2018.) She has also acted as an independent peer reviewer assessing standards in publicly-funded criminal defence work, and in 2019 she conducted a high profile independent review of disciplinary proceedings at the University of Warwick. Sharon also undertakes other review work.