Called to the bar in 2002, Lee has a considerable practice specialising in prosecuting and defending all aspects of Crime and Regulatory Law with a particular emphasis on fraud, money laundering and trading standards.
Lee is experienced in prosecuting and defending matters under the Companies Act 2006 and is regarded as one of the foremost barristers in this regard.
He is experienced in advising local authorities on case management, preparation and prosecution. He works for a very significant number of local authorities in England and Wales as well as for Natural Resources Wales, The Welsh Assembly Government, The Illegal Money Lending Unit, Regional Investigations Teams and the Health and Safety Executive.
Lee has an expert knowledge of the Trade Marks Act 1994/CDPA and is regularly instructed in large cases concerning the sale and/or possession of counterfeit DVD/MP3s, clothing, medicinal products or electrical items. He is experienced at handling cases involving large scale distribution of counterfeit merchandise via auction websites and other channels and conspiracy charges involving counterfeiting.
Lee also specialises in “door step” crime whether the same be charged under the Consumer Protection From Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, Fraud Act 2006 or as a Conspiracy to Defraud.
To support his regulatory practice Lee has an expert knowledge of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to ensure continuity throughout the enforcement process when dealing with such cases. He is an expert in all aspects of Criminal Confiscation, including Restraint Orders and Confiscation Orders.
Lee is frequently engaged on behalf of national and international companies or individual directors to advise and represent regarding prosecutions under the Companies Act 2006, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and a myriad of other provisions regarding regulatory compliance, trading standards, fraud and money laundering.
Proceeds of Crime
Health and Safety
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