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DESCRIPTIONTHE FIRM Bark & Co is one of the UKs leading fraud and business crime firms. The firms highly-skilled lawyers are committed to providing expert advice at every stage of proceedings. The firms principal aims are to avoid expensive litigation whenever possible and to fight tenaciously to protect its clients interests.Established in 1996 by Giles Bark-Jones, Bark & Co has developed into one of the Countrys most progressive and successful fraud firms. A founder member of the Specialist Fraud Panel, the firm specialises in commercial and criminal fraud as well as serious crime, business and tax regulation, tax investigations and corporate obligations associated with health and safety enforcement. The firm acts for private individuals as well as national and international companies. It has also established itself as a leader in the field of cash and asset recovery in both criminal and civil courts.Bark & Co prides itself on the individual expertise of its lawyers, the collective strength of its specialist teams and their skill in tailoring advice to match each clients individual circumstances. Bark & Cos rigorous commitment to quality of advice and personalised service has lead to significant work through referrals by both clients and other leading law firms.
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2. Bark & Co SolicitorsBridewell Court, Senior Partner: Giles14 New Bridge Street, Bark-JonesLondon, Partners: 1Greater London Assistants: 29United KingdomEC4V 6AG Other fee-earners: 19Tel (020) 7353 1990Fax (020) 7353 1880DX 447 London ChanceryLaneEmail : firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite : www.barkco.com 3. THE FIRM Bark & Co is one of the UKs leading fraud and business crime firms. The firms highly-skilled lawyers are committed to providing expert advice at every stage of proceedings. The firms principal aims are to avoid expensive litigation whenever possible and to fight tenaciously to protect its clients interests. Established in 1996 by Giles Bark-Jones, Bark & Co has developed into one of the Countrys most progressive and successful fraud firms. A founder member of the Specialist Fraud Panel, the firm specialises in commercial and criminal fraud as well as serious crime, business and tax regulation, tax investigations and corporate obligations associated with health and safety enforcement. 4. THE FIRM The firm acts for private individuals as well as nationaland international companies. It has also establisheditself as a leader in the field of cash and asset recoveryin both criminal and civil courts.Bark & Co prides itself on the individual expertise ofits lawyers, the collective strength of its specialistteams and their skill in tailoring advice to match eachclients individual circumstances. Bark & Cos rigorouscommitment to quality of advice and personalisedservice has lead to significant work through referralsby both clients and other leading law firms. 5. PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Bark & Co handles a wide range of high-profile white-collar crime and fraud cases, including prosecutions and investigations brought by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), HM Revenue & Customs, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the Special Compliance Office of the Inland Revenue, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Trading Standards and other prosecuting bodies. 6. CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL FRAUD Bark & Co became a member of the Serious Fraud Panel at its inception and is a member of the Very High Costs Cases panel (VHCC) qualified to deal with the most complex of criminal matters.Acknowledged as one of the leaders in the field of corporate and commercial fraud, the firm has defended against many of the major prosecutions brought by the SFO and other government agencies. It has acknowledged experts in VAT and duties tribunal work, tax regulation, defence of duty evasion, moneylaundering and carousel fraud, as well as mortgage fraud, investment fraud, corruption, pension fund fraud, telecoms fraud, theft, fraudulent trading by company directors and Internet fraud. Dedicated teams also deal with confiscation and post- and pre-charge restraint proceedings. 7. CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL FRAUD Recent important cases include instructions in a high profile andpolitically sensitive FSA prosecution of directors (iSoft) inrelation to the new NHS IT system and the defence of theDirectors of a Carbon Trading company in an 85m fraud. Othercases include the defence of two Directors of a specialist divisionof Vantis PLC in a highly publicised case of alleged tax relieffraud. Bark & Co also represents a Managing Director of aprominent international bank involved in alleged insidertrading; this is part of an unprecedented and high profilecrackdown on fraud by the FSA and SOCA; Bark & Co aredefending in another FSA prosecution of an alleged 11-handedinsider dealing fraud involving two prominent investment banksand also defended in R v Law, Roberts & Harvey, another highprofile SFO prosecution concerning fraudulent trading at asubsidiary of Alfred McAlpine PLC. 8. CRIMINAL: Bark & Co continues to act in high-profile criminal trials,including cases of murder, money laundering, drugsimportations, armed robbery and people-smuggling. The firmfocuses on high-end work, often involving crime acrossinternational boundaries and jurisdictions.The firms wide ranging portfolio of cases includes the ongoinghigh-profile case of a private investigator murdered over 22 yearsago in a London pub car park. A total of five separateinvestigations have been launched, involving tens of thousandsof hours of police work and utilising long-term intrusiveundercover surveillance.Bark & Co also advise private individuals and national andinternational companies facing investigation or criminalproceedings as a result of beaches of the Health and Safety Act,taking cases from pre-charge interviews through to trial. 9. For more information:For more information, please see our website.Areas of PracticeWhite-Collar Crime/Fraud: 85%General Crime: 15%ContactsGeneral Crime:Giles Bark-JonesWhite-Collar Crime/Fraud:Giles Bark-Jones