Regulatory & White Collar Crime

Being accused of a crime is for most a terrible shock. The potential impact on you, your family, friends, work and ultimately your reputation can be very hard to manage.

Fortunately for our clients we have within Tilly Bailey & Irvine the very expertise required to provide reassurance and practical advice at such times.


  • John Ellwood
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  • Laura Zielinski
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John Ellwood has considerable experience having provided advice and representation to clients facing the Police and their departments such as the Serious Fraud Office or Serious Fraud Crime Unit. He’s also helped when clients face prosecutions following investigations from HM Revenue & Customs, the Financial Services Authority and other regulatory authorities.

This type of crime can affect many and various client types. From private individuals to managing directors and professional advisors such as solicitors and accountants.

John Ellwood is recognised as an expert in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and is a member of POCLA the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.

POCLA was established in 2008 to advance, foster and encourage the exchange of information, education and training, in all matters relating to the practice of law involving the proceeds of criminal conduct.

One additional support service John is able to deliver for businesses as a result of his POCLA membership is a highly informative and entertaining talk on managing the risk of such actions within your business.

John and his team at Tilly Bailey & Irvine are able to assist with the following services.

  • Fraudulent Trading
  • Money Laundering
  • HMRC VAT Fraud
  • HMRC Revenue & Tax Fraud
  • Directors Disqualification
  • Restraint Orders
  • Confiscation Orders
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Pension Fraud
  • SFO Investigations and Prosecutions

The Legal 500 (2016) comments: John Ellwood is noted for his extensive experience in regulatory crime matters.