Kevin Dent and Eleanor Scott-Davis, instructed by the CPS London Complex Casework Unit, successfully prosecuted former Westminster Council council pension fund manager Ian Woodall for £1M fraud of pension fund following a trial at Southwark Crown Court.

On 15 October 2018, Mr Woodall was found guilty of two counts of Fraud by Abuse of Position and Transferring the Proceeds of Crime.

On Friday 25 January 2019, Mr Woodall was sentenced to seven years in prison by Judge Stephen Robbins. 

The Judge made the following remarks when sentencing him:

“The time has come when you must be sentenced for this appalling conduct”. 

“You occupied a position of trust, and this was persistent abuse of that trust.”

 The case was reported in the Evening Standard and the article can be found here.

Kevin has built up a wealth of experience over 20 years in fraud and serious crime and is often instructed as leading counsel. The core of Kevin’s practice is fraud, revenue evasion, money laundering, and healthcare frauds.  Kevin is often instructed in multi-million-pound fraud cases involving large volumes of complex material calling upon Kevin’s keen eye for detail. 

Kevin has been appointed as Queen's Council and will be sworn in as a new silk on 11 March 2019 at a ceremony at Westminster Hall. 

Eleanor’s practice covers criminal, prison and extradition work.

Eleanor regularly appears in the Crown Court and Youth Court acting for both the prosecution and the defence.  In addition, Eleanor frequently represents clients at prison adjudications and parole hearings.