Senior Associate

Sarah Sherry

Sarah is an experienced white collar crime and corporate fraud solicitor specialising in defending individuals and companies in high value and complex business crime, serious fraud and regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

Sarah has been successfully defending clients for more than 25 years in cases brought by all major regulators including the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Trading Standards.

Clients value her technical skills and commitment to providing effective, pragmatic and commercial advise to achieve successful outcomes at every stage of their case.

Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and has previously worked at Cartwright King where she advised clients in contempt of court and civil recovery proceedings in the High Court. Prior to that, Sarah was a senior solicitor at specialist white collar fraud defence firm, Burrows Bussin where she was engaged in high profile serious high profile fraud cases.

Notable Cases

Operation Tribe – fraud by abuse of position, loss of £225 million to investors in alleged Ponzi fraud. Part of the core team of 10 solicitors working on one of the most substantial cases brought by the HMRC.

Operation Mimosa, Forebear and Bridging (MFB) – defending an accountant accused of falsely accounting and laundering monies obtained in the course of a large-scale conspiracy to cheat the Revenue.

Operation Snowbank – large scale conspiracy to cheat the Revenue involving the importation of Platinum during which the defence of duress was raised.

Operation Inertia – part of defence team acting for defendant in a £100 million MTIC Fraud.

Operation Holbein – part of defence team in the largest and most complex case ever prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office involving price fixing in the pharmaceutical industry. The indictment was quashed in the House of Lords as the alleged criminal activity was ruled not to have constituted an offence at the relevant time.

Operation Incendiary – advised client under investigation by HMRC for conspiracy to cheat the public revenue and money laundering offences. Related to the international gambling industry and the legality and tax implications of UK registered companies receiving the proceeds of gambling from jurisdictions where gambling is illegal; the proceeds £100 million-plus.

Nottingham Trading Standards: Allegation of breach of Trademark and Money Laundering concerning the company’s purchase and distribution of car parts alleged to be counterfeit, no criminal charges brought, civil application for forfeiture of stock, pleaded guilty on a limited basis, POCA proceedings followed.

NCA Civil Recovery litigation brought against partner of ‘most wanted’ for drug importation. Allegations of Money Laundering through legitimate trading kitchen company, mortgage fraud and tax evasion.

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