'Wolf of Wimbledon' Jeffrey Revell-Reade jailed for a further 4 years...

Penelope Small successfully prosecutes fraudster, Jeffrey Revell-Reade, who has prison sentence of 4 years activated by Westminster Magistrates’ Court for failure to pay a £7,535,802 confiscation order.

Revell-Reade, who is currently serving a 9 year 6 month sentence for one of the largest boiler room fraud schemes ever pursued by a UK authority, was ordered to pay a confiscation order for £7,535,802, however, only £3,497,000 has been paid so far. He will still remain liable for the full amount once this sentence is served.  

Their convictions were linked to seven other individuals, also convicted and sentenced following a seven year investigation by the SFO.

District Judge Snow said in activating the default sentence:

“I have no doubt at all that given his record of offending, given his failure to meet the order, given the lies he has told previously and given the bogus high court claim, that the assets are available to Mr Revell-Reade as found by the Crown Court and that the reason for his behaviour is that he is wilfully refusing to settle his order.”

For further information, or if you would like to instruct Penelope Small, please contact the Practice Directors. 

Keith Mitchell defends City Solicitor

‘Following a review of the evidence submitted, the Crown Prosecution Service chose to offer no evidence at the Guildford Crown Court against Tony Guise in respect of three counts of fraud that he faced.  On 17 November 2017, not guilty verdicts were entered in respect of each count. Guise said he was pleased the proceedings had been brought to a conclusion.  

Mr Guise thanked his family, friends and professional colleagues for their constant support and applauded the hard work of his legal team of Richard Cornthwaite of Garstangs Cartwright King, instructing Keith Mitchell of 33 Chancery Lane’.  

Tony Guise, former chairman of the Commercial Litigation Association (CLAN) and a member of the Law Society civil justice committee, faced fraud charges relating to a commercial dispute involving his former role with the association. The organisation makes representations on behalf of its members, organises events, and provides opportunities for networking. CLAN engages in commercial activities through CLAN Commercial Services Ltd. 

A Law Society spokesperson said: ‘Behaving ethically is at the heart of what it means to be a solicitor. Law Society members are expected to maintain the highest professional standards of conduct.'

‘If a solicitor is convicted of a serious criminal charge they will be struck off and no longer be able to act as a solicitor and clearly would have no place at the Law Society.'

He vigorously denied any wrongdoing.

Please contact the clerks if you have any queries, or if you would like to instruct Keith please email the practice directors or call on 0207 440 9950.

Fiona Jackson invited to Roundtable on Co-operation Activities against Economic Crime

At the invitation of the Council of Europe, Fiona Jackson participated in Roundtable on Co-operation Activities against Economic Crime: tools, impact and lessons learnt,  a two-day workshop in Strasbourg on 15-16 February, joining 40 experts from across the Council’s Member States. 

The workshop reviewed the impact of Council of Europe co-operation actions and programmes to support reforms against economic crime and its components (corruption, fraud, organised crime, money laundering, financial crime, terrorism financing and criminally acquired assets); discussed cross-cutting issues, data protection and international co-operation; and identified issues and challenges in implementing Council of Europe standards through co-operation activities. 

It is intended that an advisory report will follow, summarising the findings of the workshop and aiming to strengthen future activity.

To instruct Fiona, please contact Martin Adams (ma@33cllaw.com) or Chris Chiles (ccc@33cllaw.com).