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Lloyd Firth

Senior Associate

Firth, Lloyd

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

Mr. Firth has defended clients in respect of investigations and enforcement proceedings initiated by authorities including the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Prudential Regulation Authority, the Bank of England and H.M. Revenue & Customs, further to allegations of corruption, money laundering, tax fraud, insider dealing and various regulatory breaches.

Significant representations:

  • Conducting an anti-corruption and sanctions risk assessment and global compliance review for the largest manufacturer of its kind in the world.
  • Acting for a company and its directors in respect of an alleged tax fraud, including preparing for and attending interviews under caution.
  • Conducting a complex, multi-jurisdictional internal investigation for a FTSE 100 company further to allegations of fraud, corruption and sanctions busting in overseas subsidiaries in the CIS and Africa. 
  • Acting 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.

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

 

Publications & News

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December 14, 2017

Just a little bit of history repeating: Has the UK reached a familiar juncture in respect of the detection, investigation and prosecution of serious and complex cybercrime?

A blog post by Lloyd Firth, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

October 17, 2017

Culture and conduct through the lens of the UK's Senior Managers and Certification Regime

An article by Lloyd Firth and Anna Gaudoin, published by Economia and on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

September 19, 2017

Criminal justice: How best to stop economic crime

An article by Lloyd Firth and Leila Gafaar, published by The Law Society Gazette and on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

August 15, 2017

Less 'boondoggle', more 'fair, reasonable and proportionate': the use of corporate monitors in UK Deferred Prosecution Agreements

A blog post by Lloyd Firth, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

August 4, 2017

A Tired Proposal: Should We Worry (Yet Again) About the Future of the UK's Serious Fraud Office?

An article by Alison Geary and Lloyd Firth, published in Of Counsel, discusses the perceived precarious future of the Serious Fraud Office.

April 18, 2017

Tesco: The Serious Fraud Office secures its fourth Deferred Prosecution Agreement

A blog post by Lloyd Firth, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

February 21, 2017

Lessons learned from the Rolls-Royce Deferred Prosecution Agreement

A blog post by Lloyd Firth, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

January 26, 2017

Aim for the crime, shoot for the cover-up: the SFO secures a conviction for destroying evidence

A blog post by Lloyd Firth, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

October 25, 2016

A Work in Progress: The Legal Function and the FCA's Senior Managers' Regime

A blog post by Lloyd Firth, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

July 18, 2016

The UK's second DPA: a hopeful judgment

A blog post by Lloyd Firth, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog and also by economia.

Speaking Engagements

September 29, 2015

Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Conference

London, United Kingdom

Recent Highlights

  • Representing an individual being investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority further to allegations of insider dealing
  • Representing, as part of a team, a bank being investigated by the US Securities & Exchange Commission further to alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977
  • Representing a board level individual being investigated by the Prudential Regulation Authority further to allegations of regulatory breaches
  • Representing a senior individual in relation to a regulatory investigation initiated by the Bank of England

Practices

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Education

LPC, The College of Law, London Moorgate, 2010

LLB, First Class Honors, Durham University, 2008

Bar Admissions

Solicitor, England and Wales

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