Blackfords LLP

Daniel Cundy

Partner

Co-Head of the Dispute Resolution Team

Solicitor

“A brilliant fraud lawyer, has unrivalled knowledge of procedure”

-Chambers & Partners

Daniel has a wealth of experience specialising in white collar criminal defence; advising company directors, officers and private individuals and representing those facing investigations, and those defending large and complex cases, which include allegations of VAT, duty, corporate tax and personal tax evasion, corruption, bribery and breaches of sanctions; pensions, property, mortgage and insurance fraud allegations and money-laundering, brought by all large prosecuting bodies, including the SFO, NCA, HMRC and the police. He provides strategy consultancy in criminal law related matters and is regularly instructed in very large and often multi-jurisdictional cases.

Daniel regularly provides discreet advice and assistance to a number of national organisations in respect of various matters and, with other partners of the firm, advises and assists in relation to regulatory matters involving the Electoral Commission.

He is particularly experienced at dealing with preparation for and representation at interviews, disclosure matters, raids and warrants – including judicial challenges to them, legal privilege matters and abuse of process arguments – having brought about high profile stays of prosecution in a number of large cases. Recently he brought about a change to the BBC Trust policy and protocol for film crews attending raids, as a result of a successful application for a stay of prosecution for reason of a rare, ‘limb two’, abuse resulting from the conduct of the police and the BBC in the course and conduct of a criminal investigation.

Daniel continues to act for the first defendant in what is said to be the largest and most complex tax fraud case ever prosecuted by HMRC. Continues to represent former general counsel from a large mining company which is subject to an ongoing SFO multi-jurisdictional investigation and represented the first defendant in a large SFO corruption prosecution (Operation Jasmine) who was acquitted of the main conspiracy to corrupt after trial in Autumn 2018. He regularly deals with proceeds of crime and money laundering matters, including restraint orders, freezing orders, civil recovery and confiscation proceedings. Also deals with Competition and Marketing Authority (CMA) and other cross over criminal and regulatory matters in various other fields including trading standards matters, toy and product regulation, PRS and PPL copyright infringement and sports disciplinary.

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