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Firm: Garstangs

Postal address: 227 / 228 Strand, London WC2R 1BA (Map)

Telephone: 0207 427 5678 (Emergency Number 0777 803 0783)


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About: Garstangs is acknowledged as a leading specialist practice in the fields of white collar crime, restraint/confiscation proceedings and serious crime.
From their London or Bolton office they provide an efficient and dynamic service in their fields of crime and business law.
Garstangs has developed an enviable reputation in providing specialist and innovative advice in a professional and friendly manner.
Highly regarded, they offer assistance and advice on all types of police, customs and other criminal investigations and prosecutions. As members of the Duty Solicitor Scheme, they are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Garstangs is recommended as a specialist firm in Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession. Richard Cornthwaite, the partner responsible for the department is also listed individually as a leader in his field.
In addition to defending cases prosecuted by SFO, HM Customs & Excise, DTI and Crown Prosecution Service the firm is highly regarded in the expanding area of Restraint and Confiscation.

Specialisms: White Collar Crime, Business Crime, Serious Organised Crime, Restraint and Confiscation

Senior solicitors: Richard Cornthwaite
Partner, Fraud Department
Richard specialises in the defence of fraud cases including prosecutions conducted by the SFO, Inland Revenue, Customs & Revenue Prosecutions Office and DTI. Richard also handles ancillary commercial litigation particularly in relation to fraud and asset recovery in the High Court. Richard has experience and expertise in advising professionals and directors who are the subject of regulatory investigation or professional disciplinary action.
You can contact Richard Cornthwaite at

Roger Ingram
Partner, Crime Department
Roger joined Garstangs in January 2000. He has previously specialised in serious crime and has defended many high profile cases of violence, very large scale drug importations and cases under the Terrorism Act. In more recent years Roger has also been involved in the defence of fraud cases and complex confiscation proceedings and actions for civil recovery brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Additionally he acts in the defence of persons facing regulatory proceedings.
You can contact Roger Ingram at

Anthony Harris
The major part of Anthony Harris’ practice involves advising and defending those charged with Serious Fraud or money-laundering offences and dealing with high value confiscation cases. He has been a Fraud Case Supervisor since 2000. Anthony has a background in defending in heavy criminal trials, such as
You can contact Anthony Harris at

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