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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. 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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  • 1.THE FIRMS

2. Bridewell Court, Senior Partner: Giles Bark-14 New Bridge Street, JonesLondon, Partners: 1Greater London Assistants: 29United KingdomEC4V 6AG Other fee-earners: 19Tel (020) 7353 1990Fax (020) 7353 1880DX 447 London Chancery LaneEmail : office@barkco.comWebsite : www.barkco.com 3. Bark & Co is one of the UKs leading fraud and business crimefirms. The firms highly-skilled lawyers are committed toproviding expert advice at every stage of proceedings. Thefirms principal aims are to avoid expensive litigation wheneverpossible and to fight tenaciously to protect its clients interests.Established in 1996 by Giles Bark-Jones, Bark & Co hasdeveloped into one of the Countrys most progressive andsuccessful fraud firms. A founder member of the SpecialistFraud Panel, the firm specialises in commercial and criminalfraud as well as serious crime, business and tax regulation, taxinvestigations and corporate obligations associated with healthand safety enforcement. 4. 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 recovery inboth criminal and civil courts.Bark & Co prides itself on the individual expertise of itslawyers, the collective strength of its specialist teamsand their skill in tailoring advice to match each clientsindividual circumstances. Bark & Cos rigorouscommitment to quality of advice and personalisedservice has lead to significant work through referrals byboth clients and other leading law firms. 5. Bark & Co handles a wide range of high-profilewhite-collar crime and fraud cases, includingprosecutions and investigations brought by theSerious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), HMRevenue & Customs, the Serious Fraud Office(SFO), the Financial Services Authority (FSA), theSpecial Compliance Office of the Inland Revenue,the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), TradingStandards and other prosecuting bodies. 6. Bark & Co became a member of the Serious Fraud Panel at itsinception and is a member of the Very High Costs Cases panel(VHCC) qualified to deal with the most complex of criminalmatters.Acknowledged as one of the leaders in the field ofcorporate and commercial fraud, the firm has defended againstmany of the major prosecutions brought by the SFO and othergovernment agencies. It has acknowledged experts in VAT andduties tribunal work, tax regulation, defence of duty evasion,moneylaundering and carousel fraud, as well as mortgage fraud,investment fraud, corruption, pension fund fraud, telecomsfraud, theft, fraudulent trading by company directors andInternet fraud. Dedicated teams also deal with confiscation andpost- and pre-charge restraint proceedings. 7. Recent important cases include instructions in a high profile andpolitically sensitive FSA prosecution of directors (iSoft) in relation tothe new NHS IT system and the defence of the Directors of a CarbonTrading company in an 85m fraud. Other cases include the defence oftwo Directors of a specialist division of Vantis PLC in a highlypublicised case of alleged tax relief fraud. Bark & Co also represents aManaging Director of a prominent international bank involved inalleged insider trading; this is part of an unprecedented and highprofile crackdown on fraud by the FSA and SOCA; Bark & Co aredefending in another FSA prosecution of an alleged 11-handed insiderdealing fraud involving two prominent investment banks and alsodefended in R v Law, Roberts & Harvey, another high profile SFOprosecution concerning fraudulent trading at a subsidiary of AlfredMcAlpine PLC. 8. Bark & Co continues to act in high-profile criminal trials, includingcases of murder, money laundering, drugs importations, armedrobbery and people-smuggling. The firm focuses on high-end work,often involving crime across international boundaries andjurisdictions.The firms wide ranging portfolio of cases includes the ongoing high-profile case of a private investigator murdered over 22 years ago in aLondon pub car park. A total of five separate investigations have beenlaunched, involving tens of thousands of hours of police work andutilising long-term intrusive undercover surveillance.Bark & Co also advise private individuals and national andinternational companies facing investigation or criminal proceedingsas a result of beaches of the Health and Safety Act, taking cases frompre-charge interviews through to trial. 9. For more information, please see our website.Areas of Practice White-Collar Crime/Fraud: 85% General Crime: 15%Contacts General Crime: Giles Bark-Jones White-Collar Crime/Fraud: Giles Bark-Jones