Lloyd Firth's practice focuses on white collar criminal defence work, regulatory and internal investigations and compliance in the corporate sector.

Mr. Firth has defended both individual and corporate clients in respect of investigations and enforcement proceedings initiated by authorities including the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Financial Conduct Authority, the Bank of England and H.M. Revenue & Customs, further to allegations of bribery and corruption, money laundering, tax evasion, insider dealing, and various regulatory breaches. Mr. Firth has experience in handling high-profile sensitive matters requiring press and reputational management.

Significant representations:

  • Currently part of a team conducting a complex multi-jurisdictional internal investigation on behalf of a FTSE-100 natural resources company into allegations of bribery, corruption and money laundering being investigated by the SFO, the US Department of Justice and the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission.
  • Currently representing a former senior executive at a FTSE 100 mining company in respect of a criminal investigation being conducted by the SFO into allegations of bribery in sub-Saharan Africa. 
  • Currently representing a high net worth individual in respect of a criminal investigation conducted by HMRC.
  • Lead associate in a team that designed and conducted a global anti-corruption risk assessment and compliance review on behalf of a major German company, involving third-party adviser site visits in over 50 countries across Europe, Africa and Asia.
  • Conducted a sensitive internal investigation on behalf of the Board of a FTSE 100 company.
  • Acted for a company and its directors in respect of allegations of insider dealing, including the management of a raid of client premises carried out by the FCA and the Metropolitan Police.
  • Conducted a multi-jurisdictional internal investigation for a FTSE 100 company further to allegations of fraud, corruption and sanctions breaches in overseas subsidiaries in the CIS and Africa being investigated by the SFO. 
  • Represented a high-profile suspect in respect of a police investigation into an alleged arson.

Mr. Firth is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association and the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.



  • Named in Who's Who Legal - Investigations 2024 guide.
  • Ranked among the leading financial crimes lawyers in Chambers UK 2024.

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  • Education

    • LPC, The College of Law, London Moorgate, 2010

    • LLB, Durham University, 2008

      First Class Honors
  • Admissions

    • Solicitor, England and Wales



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