Jim (Instructed by Neil Blundell of Eversheds Sutherland) acted for a senior executive caught up in the SFO investigation into Barclays bank. After drafting representations on behalf of the client they were ultimately not charged with any criminal offence despite an investigation by the SFO into fund raising during the financial crash in 2008 that spanned nearly 5 years.
The investigation probed alleged impropriety in relation to the fundraising of capital on behalf of the bank during the crash of 2008. The investigation looked at funds invested from Qatar and the circumstances surrounding the bank’s fund raising. The case also considered earlier FCA proceedings and was one of the most complex investigations of recent times, as there are “live” proceedings against other individuals the provision of any further details on this website would be inappropriate.”