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Bridewell Court,14 New Bridge Street,London,Greater LondonUnited KingdomEC4V 6AGTel (020) 7353 1990Fax (020) 7353 1880DX 447 London Chancery LaneEmail : office@barkco.comWebsite : www.barkco.comSenior Partner: Giles Bark-JonesPartners: 1Assistants: 29Other fee-earners: 19THE 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.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.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.Recent important cases include instructions in a high profile and politically sensitive FSA prosecution of directors (iSoft) in relation to the new NHS IT system and the defence of the Direct

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<ul><li>1.Bark &amp; Co, fred bunn, bark &amp; co, solicitors london</li></ul> <p>2. Bridewell Court,14 New Bridge Street,London,Greater LondonUnited KingdomEC4V 6AGTel (020) 7353 1990Fax (020) 7353 1880DX 447 London Chancery LaneEmail : office@barkco.comWebsite : www.barkco.com 3. Senior Partner: Giles Bark-JonesPartners: 1Assistants: 29Other fee-earners: 19 4. THE FIRM Bark &amp; Co is one of the UKs leading fraud andbusiness crime firms. The firms highly-skilled lawyers arecommitted to providing expert advice at every stage ofproceedings. The firms principal aims are to avoidexpensive litigation whenever possible and to fighttenaciously to protect its clients interests.Established in 1996 by Giles Bark-Jones, Bark &amp; Co hasdeveloped into one of the Countrys most progressiveand successful fraud firms. 5. A founder member of the Specialist Fraud Panel,the firm specialises in commercial and criminalfraud as well as serious crime, business and taxregulation, tax investigations and corporateobligations associated with health and safetyenforcement. The firm acts for private individualsas well as national and international companies.It has also established itself as a leader in thefield of cash and asset recovery in both criminaland civil courts. 6. Bark &amp; Co prides itself on the individual expertiseof its lawyers, the collective strength of itsspecialist teams and their skill in tailoring adviceto match each clients individual circumstances.Bark &amp; Cos rigorous commitment to quality ofadvice and personalised service has lead tosignificant work through referrals by both clientsand other leading law firms. 7. PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Bark &amp; Co handlesa wide range of high-profile white-collar crimeand fraud cases, including prosecutions andinvestigations brought by the Serious OrganisedCrime Agency (SOCA), HM Revenue &amp; Customs,the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the FinancialServices Authority (FSA), the Special ComplianceOffice of the Inland Revenue, the CrownProsecution Service (CPS), Trading Standardsand other prosecuting bodies. 8. Corporate &amp; Commercial Fraud: Bark &amp; Co became a memberof the Serious Fraud Panel at its inception and is a member ofthe Very High Costs Cases panel (VHCC) qualified to deal withthe most complex of criminal matters.Acknowledged as oneof the leaders in the field of corporate and commercial fraud,the firm has defended against many of the majorprosecutions brought by the SFO and other governmentagencies. It has acknowledged experts in VAT and dutiestribunal work, tax regulation, defence of duty evasion,moneylaundering and carousel fraud, as well as mortgagefraud, investment fraud, corruption, pension fund fraud,telecoms fraud, theft, fraudulent trading by companydirectors and Internet fraud. Dedicated teams also deal withconfiscation and post- and pre-charge restraint proceedings. 9. Recent important cases includeinstructions in a high profile andpolitically sensitive FSA prosecution ofdirectors (iSoft) in relation to the newNHS IT system and the defence of theDirectors of a Carbon Trading companyin an 85m fraud 10. Other cases include the defence of two Directors of aspecialist division of Vantis PLC in a highly publicised caseof alleged tax relief fraud. Bark &amp; Co also represents aManaging Director of a prominent international bankinvolved in alleged insider trading; this is part of anunprecedented and high profile crackdown on fraud bythe FSA and SOCA; Bark &amp; Co are defending in anotherFSA prosecution of an alleged 11-handed insider dealingfraud involving two prominent investment banks and alsodefended in R v Law, Roberts &amp; Harvey, another highprofile SFO prosecution concerning fraudulent trading at asubsidiary of Alfred McAlpine PLC. 11. Criminal: Bark &amp; Co continues to act inhigh-profile criminal trials, includingcases of murder, money laundering,drugs importations, armed robbery andpeople-smuggling. The firm focuses onhigh-end work, often involving crimeacross international boundaries andjurisdictions. 12. The firms wide ranging portfolio of cases includes theongoing high-profile case of a private investigatormurdered over 22 years ago in a London pub car park. Atotal of five separate investigations have been launched,involving tens of thousands of hours of police work andutilising long-term intrusive undercover surveillance.Bark &amp; Co also advise private individuals and national andinternational companies facing investigation or criminalproceedings as a result of beaches of the Health andSafety Act, taking cases from pre-charge interviewsthrough to trial. 13. For more information, please seeour website.Areas of PracticeWhite-Collar Crime/Fraud: 85%General Crime: 15% </p>