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Carl Newman

Senior Associate
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Areas of Expertise

Carl is a senior associate in our Business and White Collar Crime team.

Carl regularly represents both companies and individuals in high value and high profile cases brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), National Crime Agency (NCA), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), NHS Counter Fraud and military investigation units.

Carl specialises in cases involving complex financial fraud, benchmark rate manipulation, international bribery and corruption, VAT MTIC fraud, fraudulent trading, offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and professional regulatory proceedings.

Carl also has a thriving regulatory and compliance practice advising investment funds and banks in respect of FCA regulations and their practices.

Carl is consistently ranked as an “Associate to watch” in Chambers and Partners and is ranked in The Legal 500. He is described by The Legal 500 as “Highly regarded”, and by Chambers and Partners as having “enormous experience” and a “non-judgemental approach which wins trust from clients”. In the 2015 edition he is described as “distinguished for his representation of individuals”.

Recent Work

  • Instructed by an individual in a £100 million asset finance fraud involving corrupt payments.
  • Representing and individual facing fraud proceedings in the U.S the U.K and Hong Kong.
  • Advising discretionary fund managers on expansion within FCA regulations.

Notable Cases

R v K and Others (Operation Testmatch)

Company director prosecuted in a multimillion pound VAT fraud involving companies in three separate jurisdictions. Currently awaiting re-trial, ordered after HMRC failed to comply with their disclosure obligations.

R v E and Another

Prosecuted by the Counter Terrorism Unit of the CPS. Individuals charged with financing terrorism. This matter was repeatedly on the front pages of the international media.

R v M and Others (Operation Elveden)

A journalist investigated for involvement in the making of corrupt payments to serving police officers for confidential information.

R v D and Others (Operation Weeting)

A journalist investigated for involvement in the ‘hacking’ of mobile phones belonging to high profile individuals.

R v J

A local councillor charged with criminal offences arising from financial irregularities under the Local Government Finance Act.

Professional Associations

Carl is a member of The Fraud Lawyers Association and the London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association.


Carl is a regular contributor to Legal Network Television (LNTV), a part of the University of Law (previously College of Law).