Leading Serena Gates during a 4-week trial at Southwark in July and August 2018, Edmund successfully prosecuted ex-tax officer David Michael Hughes for his leading role in designing and operating a sophisticated and complex £7m tax fraud. Hughes was subsequently sentenced to 9 1/2 years imprisonment. Click here for full story.
In September, leading Don Ramble, Edmund also prosecuted Alexander George and two others for the illegal export of aircraft parts to Iran, suspected of being destined for use in that country’s WMD programme. All 3 defendants were convicted after a trial lasting 6 weeks, again at Southwark. Click here for further detail.
Edmund is a leading junior, ranked in Chambers and Partners as a leader in financial crime at the London Bar. He specialises in serious financial, commercial and organised crime, with particular expertise in complex tax and commercial fraud, corruption, arms-trafficking and brokering, money laundering, large-scale drug-importations and other organised criminal matters. In addition to advocacy in substantive offences, he provides advice and representation in proceedings for ancillary matters such as asset forfeiture and confiscation.