a specialist financial crime and regulatory lawyer with over 18 years of
legal experience (Police/Disclosure/Defence) acting in large scale
criminal investigations and prosecutions brought by the full range of UK
Louise has a meticulous and focused niche approach and skill in managing very large paper heavy cases and has a particular flair for handling and analyzing unused material. In July 2019, Louise was part of the very successful team that secured an acquittal of the ex-managing director of Sarclad Ltd who was on trial for bribery offences following the country's first ever prosecution following a DPA (SFO v XYZ Ltd).
Louise is a former police officer and has also worked for the IPCC (now IOPC) in which she was a disclosure manager on the Hillsborough Inquiry for 3 years, linked to the Greater Manchester Police Operation Resolve.
Louise brings a wealth of experience to the Financial Crime & Fraud team at Shoosmiths and has assisted in the defence of numerous criminal prosecutions brought by the Police, CPS, HM Revenue & Customs and the Serious Fraud Office.
Examples of the cases Louise has worked on include:
- MTIC frauds
- Ponzi/Carousel frauds
- High yield investment frauds
- property frauds
- Insurance and mortgage frauds
- Bribery and Corruption offences including conspiracies
- Money Laundering
Louise also has experience of working on internal investigation matters, inquests and large scale public inquiries namely Hillsborough and Grenfell
Louise qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2013. She is also a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association.