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Opus Law

Firm: Opus Law

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Postal address: Vintry House, 18-24 Piccadilly, Bradford, BD1 3LS (Map)

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Telephone: 0845 2003219

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Email: info@opuslaw.co.uk

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Web address: http://opuslaw.co.uk

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About: Opus Law is a firm within a firm specialising in the defence of all business, corporate and complex crime investigations and prosecutions. We are one of the select firms accredited to meet the demanding performance criteria of the Legal Services Commission’s Very High Cost Case (VHCC) Panel. The department is staffed by a dedicated team of specialist lawyers who, together with an established network of forensic accountants, senior Counsel and other professionals, conduct the most complex and serious cases. Opus Law focuses entirely on business and complex crime, proactively pursuing the rights of our clients and acts only to provide the best advice and defence to businesses and individuals.

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Specialisms: Fraud

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Memorable cases: R v B – A £35 million Revenue & Customs Diversion Fraud
R v S – A £3 million Revenue & Customs VAT Carousel Fraud (MTIC) and Money Laundering Prosecution
R v C, K – A £182 million Revenue & Customs VAT Carousel Fraud (MTIC) and Money Laundering Prosecution
R v A – A £30 million National Crime Squad Prosecution involving Hawala Banking
R v H, B – A £300 million Revenue & Customs Hawala Banking and Money Laundering Prosecution
R v S, R & K – A £20 million Revenue & Customs Hawala Banking and Money Laundering Prosecution
R v P – A £80 million Revenue & Customs VAT Carousel Fraud (MTIC) and Money Laundering Prosecution
R v C – A £15 million City of London Fraud Squad Banking Fraud
R v C – A £55 million Revenue & Customs VAT Carousel Fraud (MTIC) and Money Laundering Prosecution
R v P – A £11 million VAT bonded wet goods diversion case
R v K – A £500,000 Revenue & Customs Construction Industry Tax Fraud Prosecution
R v W – A £750,000 Serious Fraud Office Prosecution
R v E – A £10 million Revenue & Customs Prosecution
R v E – National Crime Squad Prosecution involving money laundering by professionals
R v H – Terrorism case

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Senior solicitors: Philip Sweeney
Philip Sweeney is the Senior Partner of Opus Law. He has been a solicitor since 1980 and a Higher Court Advocate with over 25 years experience in complex fraud defence work and is the firms most experienced Fraud Case Supervisor. He is a member of the Law Society, International Criminal Bar Association and POCLA (Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association).
p.sweeney@opuslaw.co.uk

Sarah Batty
Sarah Batty was the co-founding partner of Opus Law in 2004 and has 9 years’ experience as a criminal solicitor, specialising in Serious and Business Crime. She is a designated VHCC Case Manager, (Fraud Case Supervisor) which recognises that she is very experienced and capable in dealing with complex and serious fraud.
s.batty@opuslaw.co.uk

Ben Jones
Ben Jones – has 18 years’ experience within the legal profession, specialising in criminal law. A specialist in Revenue and Customs prosecutions, POCA , Confiscation proceedings and Restraint Orders having assisted clients charged with offences which span the range of high level work and defending the most complex and voluminous prosecutions. Ben was a founding member of Opus Law and is the one of the firms VHCC Case Managers.
b.jones@opuslaw.co.uk

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