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Gary Lesin-Davis


Gary has a wealth of experience in dealing with complex fraud and criminal cases.  Over the last 27 years Gary has defended in some of the most high profile fraud cases prosecuted.

He has particular expertise and experience in acting for clients in a very wide range of fraud and serious criminal investigations. He represents clients who are under investigation by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, HM Revenue and Customs and the Serious Fraud Office.

Clients represented by Gary have included professionals in many areas including solicitors, accountants, dentists and company directors. He has significant experience in dealing with matters in other jurisdictions including in the USA; Washington DC, the states of Florida, California and Delaware and in Switzerland, Spain, Israel, Latvia and Australia.

Gary has also represented a number of clients nationwide with significant community profiles charged with serious and sensitive offences requiring the utmost discretion and care.

Gary has worked extensively on matters including international money laundering, contract procurement fraud, regulatory work, fraud from various public bodies, conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud, direct income tax fraud and indirect VAT fraud, internet and computer misuse, copyright infringement and fraud. Gary’s extensive understanding of the confiscation and proceeds of crime regime are key to the experience he brings to a case.

Gary was admitted as a solicitor in 1986 and as a Higher Courts Criminal Advocate in 1999. Gary is accredited as a complex crime and fraud supervisor by the Legal Services Commission.

Gary’s professional approach to case strategy and preparation ensures that the client has the confidence that he or she is in trusted hands from the very start of the case. Gary believes that clients prefer that their cases are handled by experienced lawyers and is committed to ensuring that his clients feel at ease that their case is being prepared with care.

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Admitted 1986


  • BA Hons (Law)

Associations & Memberships

  • The Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association
  • The London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association


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      Recent examples of work

      • Operation Damson representing a defendant at Birmingham Crown Court in relation to large scale investment boiler room fraud. Successfully avoided fraud convictions.
      • Representing the principal defendant in large scale fraud in the horse racing world. Defendant cleared of all charges at Hereford Crown Court after successfully obtaining a stay of the proceedings as an abuse of the process of the court.
      • Advising a principal suspect in a binary options investment fraud currently being undertaken by West Midlands Police.
      • Operation Zajic at Southwark Crown Court advising and representing a Defendant in ongoing proceedings in a major fraud and international money laundering case.
      • Operation Cleo at Teesside Crown Court successfully representing a client in large trading standards prosecution, alleging fraud in respect of the operation of copycat government websites. Defendant acquitted of all charges.
      • Operation Vanilla at The Central Criminal Court currently advising and representing one of the principal defendants in a carbon credit fraud. Prosecution failed to obtain convictions retrial pending.
      • Operation Valgus at Mold Crown Court largest mortgage fraud prosecuted in the UK involving 1000 properties successfully represented achieving not guilty verdicts for an accountant one of the principal defendants charged in the conspiracy.
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