Blackfords LLP

Simon O’Meara

Consultant Solicitor

Simon specialises in criminal litigation with an emphasis on complex fraud and serious criminal cases. His practice includes all areas of financial services and business crime, in addition to a wide variety of serious criminal offences.

Simon’s expertise covers all areas of fraud, including:

  • Commercial fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Corruption
  • Cartel activity
  • MTIC frauds
  • Insider dealing

He is also adept in the related areas of asset restraint, confiscation and cash seizure. He has defended in cases investigated and prosecuted by authorities as varied as the City of London Police, Economic Crime Directorate, the Flying Squad, Scotland Yard, the NCA, FCA, SFO, HMRC and the Iraq Historic Abuse Tribunal (IHAT). Simon has considerable experience at every stage of the investigation/prosecution process, from representing at the police station to negotiating confiscation.

Simon is extremely client focused and results driven. He has strong relationships with a number of the country’s leading barristers and defence experts having conducted some of the largest and most high profile cases of their kind in recent years. His background in civil litigation assists further in employing a considered tactical approach to each case, as a result of which he is regularly recommended by his clients and peers.

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