Lorraine Gallen is recognised as an expert in fraud and business crime together with being an approved specialist fraud supervisor under the remit of the LAA’s Very High Cost cases.
Throughout her career, she has handled a wide range of complicated, high value fraud cases. Her experience includes defending MTIC carousel fraud for which her skills were noted within the Legal 500, a multi-million pound conservation related tax fraud, mortgage fraud, EU/Welsh Government grant application fraud, charitable trust fraud, environmental fraud, fraud by abuse of position/misrepresentation, excise duty fraud as well as offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
Her wealth of expertise also extends to defending in complex drugs conspiracies and importations as well as confiscation proceedings.
She has an impressive track record and her proficiency and approach in these cases have seen her help set legal precedents and secure high profile acquittals.
She possesses a steely determination and dogged approach in the representation of individuals. She is renowned for her thorough preparation of cases. She commands a mastery of the detail in cases with voluminous quantities of evidence and is adept at distilling the salient issues. She is known for leaving no stone unturned and is tenacious in unearthing material which can ultimately bring a halt to the prosecution’s case.
She has been involved in cases brought about by numerous prosecution authorities including: Crown Prosecution Service, HM Revenue and Customs, Department for Business Innovation and Skills, Trading Standards, Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Serious Fraud Office.