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J.D. Spicer & Co Solicitors

Firm: J.D. Spicer & Co Solicitors

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Postal address: 140 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 4JD

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Telephone: 020 7624 7771/020 7625 5590

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Email: solicitors@jdspicer.co.uk

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Web address: http://www.jdspicer.co.uk

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About: When represented by JD Spicer and CO you will receive an exceptional level of service whether we are acting for you on a private or publicly funded basis. Legal advice and representation is available 24 hours a day and we are confident that we can protect your rights at every stage of the process, from the police station to the court. Our team will ensure that at every step of the litigation you are fully aware of what is happening to your case. All our solicitors are fully trained and have extensive experience covering a wide range of criminal law, from murder and manslaughter through to fraud and terrorism cases.

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Specialisms: Criminal Law: Crime, vhcc, murder, drugs

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Memorable cases:

Ponzi Schemes:
DP alleged to have been a highly trusted individual involved in a sensitive environment where it was alleged that he was one of the masterminds behind a multi million pound ponzi fraud. After two unsuccessful prosecutions the case was stayed. The co-defendants who were alleged to have been involved in this fraud were all convicted. Currently representing DP in probably the largest ever ponzi allegation in UK.

Cartel behaviour:
One of the most complex prosecutions ever brought by the SFO alleging cartel behavior involving multi million pound losses to the NHS.
DP was a one of the most senior directors at a well-known multi national pharmaceutical company. It was necessary to make interlocutory applications, and hearings at Court of Appeal and The House of Lords.
Successful application to stay.

Conspiracy to cheat/defraud VAT:
One of the most complex and largest prosecutions ever brought by HMRC. It was suggested that HMRCE suffered huge VAT losses. The case involved an international dimension. It was alleged that the DP was involved in running companies in Hong Kong and in a number of European Countries and laundering the proceeds in the Far East and Middle East. Due to the number of defendants and complexity of the case it was deemed necessary to try the matter in tranches of 6 defendants. This case was prepared and ready for trial within approximately 4 months of receiving instructions. A case of this magnitude being prepared and ready for trial within this period is unique.

Money laundering:
Allegedly handling of cash robbery/heist, involving the largest ever amount of cash stolen in UK history. One of the most sophisticated robberies as the defendants needed to enter the most highly fortified premises in the world, case discontinued.

Drug supply and money laundering:
Represented the spouse of allegedly the most wanted Colombian drug barons in the world. Successful and case discontinued.

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Senior solicitors: Philip Spicer:
Philip leads our handpicked team that makes up the JD Spicer white-collar crime department. Philip is very experienced and highly regarded within the profession as well as by clients, since qualifying as a Solicitor in 1980 has defended on many high profile cases, extending from allegations of: Cartel Fraud through to high value Confiscation Cases. Philip and his team are very dedicated and regularly represent Companies, Directors and Professionals as well as individuals throughout the country.

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