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Morag Rea is head of Business Crime and Investigations and whilst a senior criminal fraud solicitor had experience of SFO, HMRC. BIS, FSA and CPS investigations and prosecutions. Her first post following qualification was with Simons Muirhead and Burton, then Irwin Mitchell where she helped establish the London White Collar Crime department. She then spent five years in the criminal fraud team at Byrne and Partners. In a move from practice, she was the head of Crime and Corporate Crime at Lexis PSL for four years before joining Thomson Reuters. Morag is widely published and she was the editor of The Advocate between 2000 and 2006 and a member of the LCCSA Committee. She set up the Young Fraud Lawyers Association in 2000 and was a member of the inaugural committee as the Education Officer. Morag is a non-practising solicitor.
Paul Brooks was called to the Bar in 1989 before training as a solicitor at Simons Muirhead and Burton in London qualifying in 1992. In 1993 Paul returned to the Bar where he specialised in Criminal Law, first from Doughty Street Chambers and since 2008 from Thomas More Chambers, London. Paul also holds a diploma in Oil and Gas Law from the University of Dundee. Paul joined Practical Law Business Crime and Investigations as a Senior Editor in 2016.
Samantha Moram was a Senior Assistant Solicitor at BCL Burton Copeland for over ten years and handled complex investigations involving allegations of conspiracy to defraud, fraudulent trading, false accounting, bribery and corruption, insider dealing, market abuse, money laundering, confiscation and restraint proceedings and international mutual legal assistance. Sam also has particular expertise in defending companies and individuals in high profile and high value SFO, FSA and HMRC investigations and prosecutions together with associated restraint and confiscation proceedings. On leaving private practice Sam joined LexisNexis where she helped to develop and write for their PSL Corporate Crime module. She is a member of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA) and has contributed to LCCSA papers on law reform in particular on the Fraud Act 2006. Samantha is a non-practising solicitor.
David Bacon was called to the Bar in 2000 and worked in the corporate crime departments of Bivonas and Fisher Meredith, being admitted as a solicitor in 2003. In 2006, David moved to the Serious Fraud Office and worked as an investigative lawyer and case manager on a number of high profile fraud and corruption cases, as well as providing training to investigators. David spent a year within the SRA’s regulatory management team, focused on financial crime compliance within global and city law firms. David joined Practical Law as an editor in 2014. David is also a visiting lecturer at BPP University, teaching on the LLM programme. David is a non-practicing solicitor.
Dominika Jankowska graduated from Queen Mary University of London with an LLB in English and European Law in 2013. During her studies, she gained a variety of legal and commercial experience, and following her graduation she worked as an administrator in the Marketing and Communications (International Office) department at Queen Mary University of London. Dominika joined Thomson Reuters Practical Law in September 2014 and is an assistant editor in the Practical Law Business Crime and Investigations team.