After almost 30 years defending Serious Crime, White Collar Fraudand 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;
Mutli-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.
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.
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.
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.
With over 30 years experience behind him, Jeremy Newell is a Senior Legal Consultant specialising in heavyweight criminal defence.
Over three decades Jeremy has built a client following and a reputation in the field of Serious Crime that truly speaks for itself. With a practice consisting mainly of murder, attempted murder, high-value fraud, money laundering, robbery, blackmail and serious Section 18 assaults, there is nothing in this area that he has not seen or heard before, and he brings this experience to bear in every case he undertakes.
Jeremy is particularly well-regarded by his loyal client base and is noted for his down to earth, realistic advice and his dedicated client care.
Dawn graduated with an LLB (Hons) degree from Newcastle in 1984.
She is a qualified accredited police station representative and has been providing advice to clients at interviews conducted under caution for over 30 years. She deals with all matters from allegations of terrorism to murder, from fraud to blackmail and from sexual offences to public disorder. A key member of the core Ewing Law team, she regularly travels outside London to represent clients.
In addition to her police station work, Dawn also assists with case preparation and regularly takes instructions from clients in our central London office.
Dawn is a highly experienced practitioner and has the ability to remain calm in a crisis.
Lauren is a trainee criminal lawyer who currently acts as both an assistant administrator and paralegal.
Lauren began her training at Ewing Law in 2017 and in that time has engaged in many of our most serious cases, providing her with a level of experience unusual even for qualified junior solicitors. Ably assisting both Scott Ewing and the core Ewing Law team, Lauren has displayed a confidence and aptitude beyond her years, as well as an obvious inherent talent for criminal defence.
Along with Nicola Mitchell, Kim Allsopp acts as Ewing Law’s Practice Administrator.
Kim has worked in a variety of legal practices for over 30 years. Her experience ranges from working as a junior barrister’s clerk to acting as the senior administration within several noted Central London law firms.
Over the course of her career Kim has become extremely experienced in criminal law case preparation, in the taking of instructions from clients, in criminal court procedure and in all aspects of office administration and management.
Kim’s diverse experience makes her input to the firm unique and an invaluable support to the lawyers, administrative staff and clients alike.
Along with Kim Allsopp, Nicola Mitchell acts as Ewing Law’s Practice Administrator. In addition Nicola is Personal Assistant to Principal Solicitor Scott Ewing.
With almost 20 years experience of working with Scott, Nicola has seen and dealt with more serious criminal clients and cases than most lawyers. She is therefore acutely aware of the administrative needs of a criminal case, as well as being the front line in client care.
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 eleven successful years of practice at 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 has since 2002 specialised in all 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 approach gained from years at the Criminal Bar 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 both gang activity and organised crime. In addition he has defended in all manner of other criminal matters, ranging from offences of dishonesty to offences against the person, and from sexual offences to public order offences.
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 earned a growing 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 practicer. 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, having boxed competitively at a high level and having played for a number of well-known Rugby Union teams. These days he is considerably less active, only playing when surrounded by better players and complaining bitterly whenever forced to break into a run. Against his better judgement he is a keen supporter of Tottenham Hotspur, London Wasps and the England Rugby Team.