After almost 30 years defending Serious Crime, White Collar Fraud and all manner of Regulatory Offences, Scott is amongst the most experienced – and certainly the most sought-after – criminal solicitors working today.
Scott has acted in many of the largest, most widely reported and complicated criminal cases of the last 20 years, ranging from highly publicised murder trials through to the most complex and demanding frauds. His reputation is second to none, with that fact that all of his work coming via recommendation or referral being a testament to his consistent high performance.
Scott’s advice is routinely sought at the very earliest stages of an investigation. This allows him to advise both individuals and companies from the outset of any case, and to provide a pro-active approach to tackling any potential problems at the critical pre-charge stage. The advice provided and work carried out at this stage can often prove to be the determining factor when it comes to a decision as to whether or not a client is ultimately charged.
In addition to this role, Scott has considerable expertise in the fields of bribery, corruption and money laundering. He has a wealth of experience in advising companies and individuals engaged in any business touched upon by these areas of law and has personally overseen the development of all-encompassing due diligence programmes for a succession of multi-nationals. Scott also regularly lectures the employees of such companies on money laundering regulations and the implications of the Bribery Act.
Scott’s current instructions include:
£100,000,000 Serious Fraud Office Boiler Fraud;
Multi-Million Pound Tobacco Smuggling Conspiracy;
Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery;
A Multi-Million Pound Investment Fraud;
Numerous High-Level Drug Ring Conspiracies, involving production, importation and supply;
Various Allegations of Serious Violence;
Large-Scale International Identity Fraud;
Multi-Million Pound Pension Fund Fraud;
Perverting the Course of Justice;
Multi-Million Pound Revenue Fraud;
International Human Trafficking Conspiracy;
Scott is also advising a substantial number of individuals at the pre-charge stage in relation to numerous investigations into frauds involving Carbon Credits, Land Banking, Rare Earth Metals, Revenue Fraud, Bribery and Corruption
Tony Vieira has worked closely with Scott Ewing throughout his legal career, forming a partnership that compliments and strengthens their respective abilities.
With over 20 years experience behind him, Tony is known for his ‘outside the box thinking’ and for taking an approach to his cases that is both unconventional yet extremely effective. Focusing primarily on White Collar Crime and any other offences with a strong commercial element, Tony’s parallel expertise as a commercial lawyer and his past life in the City of London allow him an insight unavailable to the vast majority of criminal lawyers.
Tony has a strong and established client following, particularly amongst Ewing Law’s high-profile clientele where his absolute discretion is key.
Tony Wyatt practises as an independent self-employed barrister from his own Chambers within Ewing Law’s Storey’s Gate address, having opted to move away from the ‘traditional’ barrister’s model after over a decade of practice at London’s leading criminal chambers, 2 Bedford Row.
Tony’s practice encompasses all aspects of serious criminal defence, from general crime and fraud through to confiscation, restraint and regulatory offences. In addition he specialises in various aspects of Sports Law and in the field of Judicial Review, and has in recent years been frequently instructed on a highly specialised basis in corporate regulation and litigation, where his tactical experience as an advocate has been applied to contested litigation between companies, and in disputes between companies and their employees and/or directors.
Tony has been instructed alone, to lead and as a led junior across the full spectrum of serious crime. He has appeared for the defence in cases that allege murder, manslaughter, drug trafficking, serious assaults, blackmail, kidnap and robbery. This wealth of experience in heavyweight criminal matters has led to his frequent instruction in complex multi-handed trials, and to involvement in cases alleging gang activity, organised crime and a variety of law enforcement agencies both domestic and international.
In General Crime Tony has developed a particular specialisation in offences that involve the threat or use of serious violence – ranging from murder to armed robbery – and has a stellar reputation in his approach to proceedings of this type. Such cases have left him with a detailed understanding and interest in the cell-site and telephone material that often forms the heart of the prosecution evidence and, as a result, he has successfully challenged the same in a number of serious and high profile contested matters. He also specialises in all forms of Serious Fraud and White Collar Crime – often as leading counsel – and has a huge amount of experience dealing with technical defences to Motoring Offences.
Tony frequently works outside of London and the South East, being regularly instructed in all parts of both England and Wales
Away from the law Tony is a bestselling thriller author, using a pen name to avoid confusion with his criminal practice. His interests are in reading almost anything he can lay his hands on, writing fiction and film. He has been a keen sportsman throughout his life, winning a number of national championship titles as an international boxing and playing for several well-known Rugby Union teams. These days he limits his physical activity to less dangerous pursuits in the gym, thankful that punchbags don’t hit back.
Against his better judgement, Tony is a keen supporter of Tottenham Hotspur, London Wasps and the England Rugby Team.
Dawn is a solicitor advocate who regularly appears in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal.
As a senior solicitor Dawn is experience in all types of criminal cases, ranging from murder to theft.
Dawn has appeared as a leading junior and has particular expertise in sexual offence cases where her cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses has received judicial praise. Always robust in her defence of her client, Dawn has a style which is both effective and civil. She is well respected by her peers and often takes the lead in multi-handed cases.
In addition to her court work, Dawn attends the police station to advise clients prior to interview and her knowledge of police station procedures and practice is often invaluable when cross-examining police witnesses.
Clients always appreciate Dawn’s approachable and friendly disposition and find her easy to talk to. She is comfortable advising clients who may struggle to fully understand the evidence against them and is always realistic in her advice.
Neesha Kamboj is an experienced criminal practitioner. She trained in the City at a prestigious top five Corporate Commercial Scottish Law Firm, with a London office. She specialises in serious and complex criminal cases, in particular serious fraud and business crime. Neesha regularly acts for clients on a private basis.
She has been involved in newsworthy high-profile cases reported by the BBC and the national newspapers. Her fastidious and diligent approach to the forensic analysis of evidence has secured many acquittals and successful outcomes against prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office, HMRC and Crown Prosecution Service.
Neesha’s positive approach towards clients is a quality which allows them to feel comfortable and understood. Her unwavering determination and commitment towards her work and clients has earned Neesha a good reputation based on trust and faith, both in her ability and her professionalism.
Simon is a seasoned litigator with over 24 years’ experience, acting in the full spectrum of criminal litigation. He specialises in investigations and prosecutions brought for serious and complex fraud, especially tax related and regulatory breaches. He is regularly approached to act in cases where there is a likelihood of reputational harm arising simply from a criminal charge being laid.
Simon is commonly involved from the very outset of cases and dawn raids. He advises corporate, individual and high-profile clients in preparation for and during interviews with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), National Crime Agency, HM Revenue & Customs and the City of London Economic Crime Department, as well as the Financial Conduct Authority and Health and Safety inspectors. He has successfully defended several prosecutions brought by the SFO.
Prior to becoming a consultant in 2014, he began his career initially as a barrister at Lincoln’s Inn, retaining his right to act as a Higher Court Advocate. After requalifying as a solicitor in 1999, he quickly went on to establish the boutique City firm, Morgan Rose Solicitors, where he was the Managing Partner for over fourteen years.
His complex fraud practice has involved specialist areas of tax avoidance schemes, VAT and fuel duty evasion and more discreet areas (landfill tax credit and British film schemes), Missing Trader Intra-Community fraud and money laundering. He has a wide range of experience in defending cases of very high value commercial mortgage fraud, Ponzi schemes, Boiler Room frauds and those in the banking and insurance industries. Simon’s non-contentious practice includes advising corporates on various areas including data protection and obscenity law to the Money Laundering Regulations.
He receives instructions from overseas clients including Monaco, Taiwan and Dubai and is often referred work from several leading City firms to act for any existing clients involved in criminal investigations.
Simon is valued extremely highly by clients for his straight-talking approach when advising them and his tough and assiduous defending at every stage of the case.
Admitted as a solicitor – 1999
Called to the Bar of England & Wales – 1995
LLb (Hons) London University; School of Oriental & African Studies
Higher Rights (Higher Criminal Courts) Advocate
Accredited Legal Services Commission Supervisor in Very High Cost (Fraud) Cases
Associations and Memberships
International Bar Association
Fraud Advisory Panel
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
The Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association
Examples of Work
Acting for several clients in prosecutions brought by HM Revenue & Customs for alleged income tax evasion.
Acting for a client prosecuted for alleged money laundering.
Advised a client during a disciplinary investigation and Financial Conduct Authority referral for insider dealing and market abuse, which resulted in no formal action being taken.
Acted for a client suspected of offences contrary to the Bribery Act 2010.
Yvette is an experienced solicitor-advocate specialising in heavyweight criminal defence.
Having qualified as a solicitor she gained rights of audience to conduct criminal trials in the Crown Court and has been doing so since 2004. Since that time Yvette has become a renowned advocate, successfully conducting trials spanning the full range of criminal offences from murder, manslaughter, kidnap and robbery to drug trafficking, sexual offences and fraud, including revenue and customs.
Yvette has been instructed alone, and has been led in many complex cases. She has also represented a number of high profile personalities. She is renowned for working efficiently and effectively to obtain the best outcome for her clients.
Rob Bryan is a career investigator with over forty years of experience in serious criminal investigation and covert surveillance. He developed his expertise during thirty years as a police detective and twelve subsequent years working in private and corporate investigation.
Whilst serving as a police detective, Rob was awarded a total of fourteen commendations and headed up multiple, high-profile investigations on behalf of law enforcement; government departments; large corporates and private clients.
Rob’s breadth of experience means he has colleagues and contacts around the world and is skilled at finding the correct solution for each client’s individual needs.
Rebecca has been preparing Crown Court cases for trial for over fifteen years. She enjoys providing an exceptional standard of client care whilst remaining focused on thoroughly exploring the issues and evidence in the case. She ensures that she develops a trusting relationship with each client and she is appreciated for her genuine and empathetic approach.
Rebecca is highly experienced in working with clients charged with murder, attempted murder, grievance bodily harm, serious sexual allegations and conspiracies involving drugs and firearms. With the increase in county lines drugs cases, she assists vulnerable clients and addresses the defence of modern slavery. She also works with clients facing allegations of fraud, perverting the course of justice and money laundering.
Judges and barristers regularly receives praise Rebecca for the high standard to which the case is prepared and for her ability to identify the issues that become crucial in the client’s defence.
Nicola Mitchell acts as Ewing Law’s Practice Administrator. In addition Nicola is Personal Assistant to Principal Solicitor Scott Ewing.
With 20 years experience of working with Scott, Nicola has seen and dealt with more serious criminal clients and cases. She is therefore acutely aware of the administrative needs of a criminal case, as well as being the front line in client care.
Jacqui Perera is Ewing Law’s Financial Controller.