Abdullah Abdulaziz Al Fallaj

Leaders in Law endorses Abdullah Abdulaziz Al Fallaj as our exclusively recommended Criminal Law expert in Saudi Arabia. If you wish to get in touch with Abdullah please use the contact information provided above.

Abdullah A. Al Fallaj is a Saudi National, presently the Chairman of the National Committee for Lawyers in the Council of Saudi Chambers and Vice Chairman of the National Committee for Lawyers in Riyadh Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He practices in Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law, Criminal Law, Labor Law and Insurance Law. He began his legal practice and was admitted as Arbitrator since 1992 with the Ministry of Justice, Saudi Arabia and the GCC Commercial Arbitration Center.

Current Job

  • Owner and Manager of Abdullah Abdulaziz Al Fallaj Law Firm.
  • General Manager of Law Training Institute.

Education & Court Admissions

  • (LL.B) – Bachelor of Law – Regulations – King Saud University 1990.
  • Higher Diploma in Criminal Law – Institute of Public Administration, Riyadh Saudi Arabia.
  • Higher Diploma in Intellectual Property –World Organization of Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the Institute of International Law in the Gulf-Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


  • Lawyer and Legal Advisor practicing from 1992s till now.
  • Admitted Arbitrator – the Ministry of Justice, Saudi Arabia.
  • Vice President of the first board of directors of the Saudi Bar Association.
  • Previous member of the committee for the registration and acceptance of lawyers at the Ministry of Justice.
  • Chairman of the National Lawyers Committee in the Council of Saudi Chambers.
  • President of the Gulf Bar Association.
  • Chairman of the Standing Committee of Saudi Arbitration Centers.
  • Vice President of the Lawyers Committee at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Riyadh.
  • Arbitrator in The Commercial Arbitration Center for The Arab Gulf Co-operation Council countries.
  • Member of The Saudi Judicial Scientific Society.
  • Member of The Arab Society for the Protection of Industrial Property (ASPIP).
  • Member of The Disable Children’s Association.
  • Member of The Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA).
  • Member of The International Bar Association (IBA).
  • Member of The International Law Association( ILA).
  • Member of The International Trademark Association (INTA).
  • Member of The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (LAWASIA).
  • Member of The Association of European Trademark Owners (MARQUES).

Firm Description:

Al Fallaj Law Firm is one of the pioneers and leading law firms based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Our legal firm consists of highly trained and experienced lawyers and paralegals providing full legal consultancy to business and investment projects. We have maintained our presence in the region for the past 29 years due to our in-depth knowledge of the local society’s cultural traditions. Our lawyers have broad experience in all areas of law and Sharia’h, services in the field of Commercial law, Labor Law, Intellectual Properties (Trademarks, Patents, Industrial Design), Company Formation, Legal consultations and preparation of all contracts and Agreements, Advocacy and litigation before all courts of Saudi Arabia.

Abdullah A. Al-Fallaj Law Firm, going on its 30th years of legal services has maintained its presence in the challenging phase of the diversified economy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision of 2030.

Our legal firm primarily has qualified Attorneys who are specialized in the field of Commercial Law, Labor Law, Intellectual Properties (Trademark, Patent, and Industrial Design) and Anti-Bribery and Corruption Law. In view of the current economy, the firm has primarily focused its services to international business operations, serving mainly foreign investors.  The establishment of foreign companies involves our expertise in Social Insurance, Banking, Contracts, Agreement, domain name, Labor law, and Commercial law.

Our firm represents its clients before all Courts of Saudi Arabia whether a defendant or a plaintiff in the litigation process. Abdullah A. Al Fallaj, one of the founders of the Saudi Bar Association is now the elected Vice President of the Board and Executive Manager.  Also, he was recently elected President of the Standing Committee of the Saudi Arbitration Centers.  His experience, professionalism, and indulgence are highly recommended to a reliable source for an excellent legal solution


Since 1990, Abdullah Al-Fallaj Law firm has been rendering ifs legal services. Throughout our history, whether we were working on a multibillion-dollar deal, or a cross border dispute or a pro bono matter, our core objective remained to build a bridge between our clients’ needs and their solutions.

Area of Practice

We provide our clients with a full range of services, tailored to their specific needs. Although our associates work in overlap but we have divided our team of experts mainly under the following four heads : Litigation before all Saudi Courts, Tribunals and Governments Agencies,Legal consultancy for Individuals, Commercial entities and Real Estate Companies, AD R-Arbitration-Mediation-N egotiation,  Legal drafting and vetting of all kinds of documents for Individuals, Corporations and Governmental bodies.

Our Guarantee

We hold exceptional expertise to solve Real Estate dilemmas; such as Project development, acquisition-transfer of lands, financial transactions, environmental-Insurance issues and conveyance transactions are essential part of our skills. Our dedicated attorney’s interact closely with Real Estate Developers, Architects, Engineers and Land Owners on daily basis. Our highly competent legal consultant’s due diligence protect the interests of sellers, buyers, and other parties to minimize the risk of financial loss.

Our Methodology

We execute the client’s service plan in a manner that ensures commitments are met, potential problems anticipated, and surprises are avoided. We believe that the reason behind our long relationships with our clients is that we regularly obtain an opinion about our services from the client, either formally or informally, for regular assessment of our performance.

Our Fee

We pride ourselves on our flexibility and innovation in working with clients toward the development of fee structures that are best suited to a particular transaction. Considering the nature of services required by our clients we propose both fixed and hourly-based fee.


Michał Karwowski

Leaders in Law endorses Michał Karwowski as our exclusively recommended Criminal Law expert in Poland. If you wish to get in touch with Michał please use the contact information provided above.

Advocate, member of the Bar in Warsaw. Since 2006 he has had an independent practice in Warsaw covering in particular court disputes, legal issues on intellectual property and combating unfair competition and protection of business activity under criminal law. Author of publications on civil procedure.

Firm Description

We are not specialists in every field of law but our aim is to excel at our focus areas. Our Law Firm provides our Clients with assistance based on understanding of regulations, case law and literature as well as broad, regularly expanded, practice and familiarity with the local features, which undergo regular development. In our counselling we focus on our Clients’ objectives and seek safe and practical solutions.

Our representation in disputes or negotiations is focused on the issues important for our Client, we do not seek inessential areas of conflict, instead we are bold to fight for significant matters. If a particular issue falls outside the scope of our Law Firm specialisations we recommend external specialists we trust. We operate throughout the Polish territory; our languages are Polish, English and Russian.


Anwaar Almutawa

Leaders in Law endorses Anwaar Almutawa as our exclusively recommended Criminal Law expert in Bahrain. If you wish to get in touch with Anwaar please use the contact information provided above.

Anwaar graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Law from Amman Al-Ahliah University (Jordan) and attended Litigation Workshops at the same University. She joined Zu’bi & Partners in 2012 after obtaining her LLB.

Since joining Zu’bi and Partners, Anwaar has been working on various litigation matters such as labour, civil and criminal. She also handles matters relevant to land registration and related activities. Anwaar is fluent in Arabic and has a working knowledge of English.

Firm Description

The firm provides legal services across all leading sectors in Bahrain and beyond, including banking and finance, corporate, commercial, construction, energy, IT, communications, real estate, insurance, IP, to name just a few. The firm also acts for both corporate and high net worth individuals in many diverse areas, including litigation, arbitration, property, labour, trade and family law.

We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal advice. In addition, we have an exceptional reputation for dealing with unconventional issues and providing innovative solutions specifically tailored to meet our clients’ legal, commercial and individual needs.

The breadth of expertise and success of the firm has been widely recognised by independent legal commentators and publications and is reflected in its client base of leaders in their fields, including both private and public institutions, government and quasi-government bodies, as well as high net worth individuals.

A diverse, multi-skilled team

Our lawyers are multicultural and multilingual, admitted to practice in many leading jurisdictions, with backgrounds in major international law firms and membership of local and international bar associations. They understand the local and international needs of our clients, and act not only as legal representatives but as trusted business advisors.

We foster an environment where people of all races, genders, religious affiliations and cultural heritage are encouraged and inspired to reach their potential. Half of our lawyers are women, and we have a good mix of local and non-Bahraini lawyers. As well as having many highly experienced Associates, we have historically nurtured local young lawyers, training them to international standards and giving them international exposure. More details can be found under our Partners and our Lawyers.

A global perspective

With clients from all over the world, it’s not just morally right to such diversity; it also makes excellent business sense.

We act as regional counsel for many foreign and local companies and represent clients across the globe from the Americas to Europe, as well as throughout the Middle East and Asia and Australia. You can see more details under our sectors.

We have also forged strategic relationships with leading regional and international law firms, specialist entities and bodies worldwide and regularly advise them on local law matters, including the issuance of legal opinions crucial to the closure of many deals. For further details, please see our business associates.


John S Berry, Jr

Attorney John S. Berry Jr. helps his clients fight some of the most important battles of their lives. Not only has he led successful teams in the courtroom, resulting in several jury trial victories, but he has also led soldiers in deployments to Iraq and Bosnia. His warrior ethos has become the foundation for firm’s success. Beyond the battlefield and the courtroom, John’s leadership experience extends to local community and national organizations that protect our constitutional rights and our veterans.

Prior to joining the firm, John attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia(1993-1997), and Creighton University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 2003. John is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia (2004) and the Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy (2008).

John is past president of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association and maintains an AV Preeminent Rating through Martindale Hubbell. He has been recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers’ 40 under 40. John has presented and lectured in the areas of criminal defense, trial skills, and veterans disability appeals.

After receiving his commission as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, John completed Airborne School and Ranger School. In 1999, while assigned to the First Cavalry Division, he deployed to Bosnia for Operation Joint Forge. John also served as a Company Commander in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and later as a Battalion Commander in the National Guard.

Practice Areas

– Sex crimes

– Drug crimes

– State and federal criminal defense

– White collar crime

– Interstate drug stops

– Veterans appeals

– Civil litigation

– Injury law

– Title IX defense for students and faculty


– J.D. cum laude, Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska (2003)

– B.A., College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA (1997)

– National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School, Macon, GA (2004)

– Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy (2008)

Bar Admissions

– Nebraska

– U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

– U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

– U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Honors and Awards

– AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell

– The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

– AVVO 10 out of 10 rating

– AVVO Client’s Choice Award 2016

– Excellence in Criminal Defense, Lawyers of Disctinction

– National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40

– Top 50 DUI Lawyer

– Lincoln Independent Business Association: Outstanding Young Professional Award 2013

– Army Meritorious Service Medal

– Army Commendation Medal (3)

– Lieutenant Colonel, Nebraska Army National Guard

– Parachutist Badge

– Ranger Tab

Professional Associations and Memberships

– Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, President 2014 – 2015

– National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Life Member

– Nebraska State Bar Association Military Law Section, Board Member 2012 – Present

– Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys

– National Organization of Veterans Advocates

– Lincoln Independent Business Association, Board Member, 2008 – Present

– Inns of Court, 2004 – 2010


Raúl Pardo-Geijo Ruiz

Raúl Pardo Geijo ha obtenido el quinto galardón al mejor abogado penalista de España. Ha vuelto a conseguir este año 2019 el galardón al mejor abogado penalista de España por quinto año consecutivo. El abogado penalista de Murcia firma por quinto año consecutivo otro premio nacional que le convierte oficialmente en el mejor abogado penalista de España y más relevante de su categoría, habiendo llegado a alcanzar un enorme nivel de popularidad gracias a la excelente labor realizada en todos los casos en los que ha participado. Este año ya alcanza la friolera de 6 galardones, la mayoría de ellos a nivel internacional (ej. Best Lawyers 2019, Criminal Defense) Su ejercicio y actividad como mejor abogado penalista de España se extiende por toda la Nación (también internacionalmente), pero su ejercicio como abogado penalista en Alicante, Madrid o Valencia es parte de su día a día. Su sede se halla en Murcia y desde allí coordina a todo su equipo jurídico que caso por caso siguen las directrices que este afamado penalista marca para resolver sus asuntos con el éxito que pretende. Para este abogado penalista de Murcia es algo habitual que sea premiado con distintos galardones y está acostumbrado conllevar este índice de popularidad. Sin ir más lejos, este mismo año 2019, forma parte del prestigioso ISDE y es reconocido por las instituciones internacionales The Lawyers Network o Advisory Excellence, algo que sólo los mejores abogados penalistas de España podrían lograr siendo el colofón el reciente galardón “Best Lawyers” (2019, Criminal Defense) otorgado por la editorial jurídica estadounidense más antigua y que, en exclusiva, lo ha recibido en materia de Derecho Penal en toda la Región de Murcia.

Recognized as one of the most important criminal lawyers in the national field and immersed in the most complex legal cases in the country, Master in Criminal Law and member of this Section in the Bar Association of Murcia, is currently director of the law firm Murcia Pardo Geijo, with almost half a century of tradition. He has been awarded on numerous occasions by prestigious legal institutions of outstanding notoriety for the relevance of his actions in the field of Criminal Law, with many other recognitions and scientific publications in this and other matters. Pardo Geijo Abogados is composed, in addition to criminal experts, of a group of lawyers involved in almost all legal disciplines that make up the rest of the Law (Civil, Commercial, Administrative, Penitentiary, Public and Private International), completing the team with professionals of other subjects that, in certain occasions, are of all necessary point in order to an adequate resolution of the judicial conflicts. Cases assumed in this last year as ‘Punic’, ‘Operation Ingots’, ‘Operation Sakura’ or some separate pieces of ‘Gürtel’ or ‘Malaya’, among many others of media notoriety (Mill, Limusa, Barraca, Novo Carthago, Cala Curtain, Umbra, Valley, Camelot, Liber, Library, Roblecillo, Canvas, Tosca, AVE (ADIF) fraud, Roundabouts, Wallace, Channel 9, Chase, Ninnete …) but also of private relevance, make it come back to the palestra for his status as a prestigious criminal lawyer, who does not exclusively develop his legal work in the Region of Murcia, but in such disparate areas of Spanish territory, practicing as a criminal lawyer in Alicante, Valencia, Castellón, Castilla-La Macha, Cádiz, Galicia or even Melilla, among many others.

Firm Overview:

Pardo Geijo Abogados is composed, in addition to criminal experts, of a group of lawyers involved in almost all legal disciplines that make up the rest of the Law (Civil, Commercial, Administrative, Penitentiary, Public and Private International), completing the team with professionals of other subjects that, in certain occasions, are of all necessary point in order to an adequate resolution of the judicial conflicts.

Calogero Boccadutri

Leaders in Law endorses Calogero Boccadutri as our exclusively recommended Criminal Law expert in Italy. If you wish to get in touch with Calogero please use the contact information provided above.

Calogero Boccadutri is the Managing Partner of Boccadutri International Law Firm.Prior to becoming the Managing Partner of Boccadutri, he worked in the law firm of Prof. lawyer Giovanni Pitruzzella, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Palermo, dealing in depth with Administrative law and also with a special focus on public tenders for works, supplies and services, public contracts and public services, both in cases involving litigation and assistance and consulting.

He has trial experience in Forex, Personal Injury and Administrative and Insolvency litigation. Calogero has quickly established himself as one of the leading forex dispute resolution lawyer across the globe. His multi-jurisdictional experience combined with contractual related work means he is perfectly placed to assist with these types of issues.

Calogero specializes in complex, difficult, and substantial internet fraud cases and cases under anti-fraud laws for recovery of monies due to internet scam and Forex fraud.

Education & Court Admissions:

Calogero Boccadutri graduated from the University of Palermo with a First Class degree. He continued his studies at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.He is a member of the Italian Bar and member of the International Bar Association.He speaks Italian, English and Spanish.

Leadership, Membership & Honors:

  • Italian Bar Association, Member;
  • International Bar Association, Member;

Boccadutri Studio Legale:

Boccadutri Law is a leading independent international law firm that is able to serve a world work network of clients with international lawyers located across the globe and offices in PalermoMilanRomeLondonBarcelonaNew YorkBucharestKrakowRosario and Rio de Janeiro.

Boccadutri is an Italian law firm that specialises in assisting international clients with legal matters in Italy. We are able to serve our clients in their native language and also have offices located across the globe that allow clients to meet our lawyers without having to travel to Italy.

Our international offices are located in Palermo, Milan, Rome, London, Barcelona, New York, Bucharest, Krakow, Rosario and Rio de Janeiro. We are also well placed in Italy to attend court hearings and other local matters with our offices in Milan (North) and Palermo (South).

Boccadutri specialises in a wide range of Italian matters such as personal injuryreal estate, civil law, forex, and administrative and criminal litigation matters. All our expert lawyers are fully qualified and specialists in their respective fields.

We understand that the number of multi-jurisdictional disputes and cross-border transactions is increasing all the time.
We also know how complicated dealing with these matters with lawyers from different countries can be.
For this reason, we have built a team of international lawyers located in different countries to allow clients to speak in their native language.

In our team of specialist lawyers, we have mother tongue speakers of English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Polish, Russian, Romanian and Turkish.

In addition to this, our commitment to offering our international clients exceptional assistance has helped us build solid working relationships with law firms in a further 20 countries. These contacts, accompanied by our existing global presence allow us to fully serve the international community for legal matters in Italy.

International clients choose to instruct Boccadutri for legal matters in Italy instead of law firms from their domestic countries that act as an intermediary. This enables matters to be resolved in a more time efficient matter and reduces costs for clients, as they do not need to pay for a domestic lawyer that will then instruct an Italian firm. Our international presence means that clients are able to directly instruct an Italian law firm from their countries without having to travel to Italy.

This worldwide presence is unrivalled among Italian Law firms and makes Boccadutri a leader in the international market.


Oliver Blunt QC

Oliver has been repeatedly listed for more than 10 years in the top category of leading silks in crime in both Chambers & Partners and in Legal 500. He was nominated in the Chambers Bar Awards 2010 as Crime Silk of the Year, and was recently named Serious Crime Barrister of the Year in England in the 2017 Corporate INTL Global Awards.

In the last two years Oliver has successfully represented News International’s Graham Dudman (Managing Editor) and Brandon Malinksky (Night Editor) in two separate Operation Elveden Trials working with the Sun Newspaper. Also instructed on behalf of three other editor/ journalists whose cases were discontinued by the prosecution prior to trial.

He has twice been instructed by the British Boxing Board of Control in successfully resisting two appeals (Couch and Chisora).

According to successive Chambers and Partners Directories he has been described as “a first class silk for heavyweight criminal trials, such as murder and drugs cases”. “Always very good, so experienced and laid back”. (2015).

“First-rate”. His judgement is excellent and he has a very disarming court room manner”. (2014)

“Universally acclaimed” Oliver Blunt QC is described as “one of the Longstanding Leaders of the Bar”(2013) “a master tactician with an absolute command of the courts” with “a sense of panache and drama”. (2012) “supremely bright with a very good way with the jury and enviable cross examination skills” (2011) and “one of the hardest hitting silks at the Bar.  He is a real street fighter and gives great jury speeches” (2010), “tremendously effective and a real heavyweight in the courtroom” (2009), “frighteningly clever, a magnetic presence in court” (2008), “at ease with any case of whatever complexity or seriousness” (2007), “a leading figure, famed for never missing a trick when it comes to the crunch” (2006), ” a wise and silky smooth advocate, he continues to harvest some of the best work at the criminal bar.  Blessed with both suavity and a talent for getting on with all levels of society” (2005).

Oliver’s track record more than justifies the plaudits. Focused on murder, terrorism, fraud and drugs cases, his experience in violent crime in unsurpassed. Examples range from the trials of Michael Sams (kidnapping, blackmail and murder) and John Taft (the “Beauty in the bath” murder) to such high profile cases as the Syd Owen (“Ricky” from Eastenders) wounding trial and R v William Cockram and others, the Millennium Dome robbery. Oliver was also instructed in the high profile cases of R v Peter Tobin (murder dating back to 1991 linked to the Vicky Hamilton murder tried in 2006 in Scotland) and R v Iain Davis (double murder re-trial following House of Lords ruling on anonymous witnesses). He is regularly instructed in gang related murders at the Central Criminal Court.

Terrorism trials have formed a significant part of Oliver’s practice recently, with his involvement in R v Sharif, arising out of the 21/7 bombings. However, his terrorism experience goes back over several decades and includes IRA trials and appearances on behalf of the Iranian embassy and its consular staff. He is currently instructed in Ul-Haq and Others, an ISIS related trial due at the Central Criminal Court (2016).

Oliver’s experience in fraud and white collar crime includes a number of large and complex cases. These range from a £200 million shipping fraud, a multi-million pound arson/insurance fraud, and money laundering cases, to an electoral fraud trial. Oliver also represented Devi Schahou in the much-publicised Goldman Sachs fraud trial. In 2009 Oliver secured the acquittal of the defendant Colwell in relation to the highly publicised Sayers conspiracies to commit large scale mortgage fraud in the North-East.

Oliver’s track record in the area of drugs crime is also extensive and impressive, and includes successfully defending the first defendant in an £150 million pound cocaine importation case. He represented the defendant Goren in a multi-million pound conspiracy to import heroin from Turkey.  He has appeared for the defendant Cornick in a case involving the importation of tonnes of cocaine, cannabis and amphetamine into the UK. In 2014 he secured the acquittal of the principal defendant in Mohanjit Bhatia and Others at Kingston Crown Court.

His exclusively defence-based practice also includes high profile sexual offences for example, Richard Baker “the DJ rapist” and blackmail, for example the case of Amerdeep Johal, a serving police officer accused of blackmailing known sex offenders.

Oliver regularly appears in the list of highest earning criminal barristers.

Furnival Chambers:

Furnival Chambers was established in 1985 to deliver a comprehensive and specialist criminal law service for solicitors and lay clients. We are committed to ensuring that everything good in the traditional and independent bar thrives in a modern environment.


Rob Rode

Rob is a nationally and internationally recognized specialist criminal defence solicitor.  An acknowledged specialist fraud (white collar) and regulatory defence solicitor, he is described in one of the leading guides to the profession as “like a terrier that never stops digging”.  Rob is a supervisor on the Specialist Fraud Panel set up by the Legal Aid Agency. He is a Higher Court Advocate.

He represents individuals and companies in the UK and abroad facing investigation/prosecution under the Bribery Act or multijurisdictional legislation including FCPA. He has experience of dealing with prosecution authorities across a number of jurisdictions.

Rob undertakes fraud defence, regulatory defence,white collar defence involving cross-jurisdictional issues, defence of tax/VAT fraud, motoring and general criminal matters with (again, according to a leading independent guide) “a certain panache”.

He has acted as defence solicitor successfully in numerous cases defending historic and present day sexual offence allegations.Cases of this nature may also involve allegations of neglect and he has acted for both individuals and organizations.

He also has a particular interest in defending allegations of serious violence and murder acting successfully as defence solicitor in multiple cases over his years of practice.

He is tactically astute and will ensure that when appropriate a pro-active defence is pursued in all cases.

Rob trained at Irwin Mitchell and joined ABR Solicitors in 1998 becoming a partner in 2002 and senior/managing partner in 2013. He was Chairman of the Serious Fraud Association, and a member of SAHCA, CLSA  the International Criminal Bar ,the American Bar Association and a member of the Leeds criminal duty solicitor defence scheme.

He is Criminal Law Lawyer of the Year in England (International Advisory Experts Awards 2017)

 He is also UK-regional Criminal Defence lawyer of the year (ACQ5 Law Awards 2017)

He is ranked a leading figure by the legal 500 and Chambers and has  national and international recognition and awards in relation to his and the firm’s work.

They state that Rob Rode is called “a tour de force – an ambitious, energetic and thorough lawyer.” He is known for his work in the defence of business crime allegations. “He is a national figure, a leader in the field in Leeds and nationally. A power broker who is held in extremely high regard,” reports the Bar. ”He is remarkably hands on. He has a great presence in this area (crime and financial crime) according to sources who add that he thinks outside the box and always provides good service to his clients. He is extremely proactive”. “He is very talented and hardworking and always keeps his client’s best interests at heart “ “He is an extremely impressive and dynamic team leader who combines fearless tenacity with an exceptionally personable attitude”

The firm is ranked number one in Yorkshire and the Humber and number two nationally by the Legal 500 and Chambers. The team is described as “excellent”.

Criminal & Fraud Law:

We know that when your reputation, livelihood or liberty are on the line, you need a lawyer you trust to guide you through a process that can be bewildering and just plain frightening. Our specialist fraud defence and criminal defence team have immense experience of the criminal justice system in all its forms and at every level, and our team includes solicitors and solicitor advocates who can represent you every step of the way. 

Our fraud lawyers are experts in the defence of clients in prosecutions brought by all the prosecution authorities, including the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Environment Agency, BIS (formerly the DTI) and the Crown Prosecution Service, and we leave no stone unturned to ensure that if a prosecution can be avoided it is avoided, and if it cannot, it is defended to the fullest rigour of the law. The firm is a member of the Legal Aid Agency Serious Fraud Panel. Public funding (legal aid) will be available where applicable for representation.

ABR Solicitors:

Sources regard the criminal law team here as a “key player “Although the team handles a large amount of regulatory and fraud work, it also continues to handle general criminal cases on a regular basis. “This is a very ambitious firm with a bright future ahead of it,” according to observers.

Acting on fraud, regulatory and general crime cases we are ranked highly in leading independent research publications and our discerning clientele reflect our reputation.

Prosecutions and investigations of all kinds are defended at all stages of their progress by our experienced team of criminal defence and fraud defence lawyers.

ABR Solicitors are a progressive practice ensuring independent representation for all our clients. We maintain excellent professional relationships with others barristers, solicitors and expert witnesses seeking justice for our clients.


Jed Stone

Jed Stone is one of the nation’s leading criminal defense lawyers. He is known for vigorous, thorough and intelligent representation on behalf of his clients. Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Jed has also been distinguished as one of Illinois’ leading criminal defense lawyers. To be so honored, attorneys must receive multiple recommendations from their peers in a statewide survey conducted by the American Research Corporation. Thousands of Illinois lawyers were asked, “To whom would you refer criminal matters if a friend or family member were in need of representation?” Jed Stone is one of these peer-selected lawyers.

His other accomplishments and activities include:

  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Recognition in Who’s Who in American Law
  • Speaking before the Congressional Black Caucus on race and justice issues
  • Selected by his peers as a Leading Illinois Lawyer in Criminal Appellate Advocacy
  • Writing “Preserving The Record” Defending Illinois Criminal Cases; “A Lawyer’s Reflection On Death” The Chicago Bar Record, Chicago Bar Association, October 1992; and the revised Illinois Criminal Defense Motions, 1995
  • Serving as a faculty member of the National College of Criminal Defense at Mercer Law School, Macon, Georgia
  • Teaching at the New York State Defender Institute
  • Teaching as an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University
  • Lecturer, Department of Politics, Lake Forest College


Phillip Gibson

Phillip is one of Australia’s leading criminal defence lawyers. Having over 30 years of experience in all areas of criminal law his practice now focuses solely on serious, complex, and international crime.

Serious and Complex Crime

As a result of his experience and skill as a defence lawyer Phillip can manage and advise on the most complex cases. In the areas of traditional crime Phillip has acted in many large and serious drug matters including the largest ever importation of drugs in Australia, high profile murder trials and numerous complex fraud matters including international / transnational bribery.

Phillip specialises in the following types of cases:

  • White collar and corporate crime
  • Serious fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Commercial and international drug supply
  • Drug importation
  • Murder
  • International / Transnational Crime

With the proliferation of e-commerce and the availability of the internet to communicate and transfer money around the world many criminal investigations now involve overseas law enforcement bodies and require an ability to work on an international scale. Phillip has advised on cases involving China, U.S.A., United Kingdom, Sweden, Czechoslovakia, South Korea, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Singapore, and New Zealand. These cases often involve assets forfeiture and multiple jurisdictions. This work includes the following:

  • International money laundering
  • New South Wales Crime Commission (NSWCC)
  • Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)
  • Independent Commission against Corruption
  • Royal Commissions
  • Transnational crime
  • Cyber crime
  • Extradition law
  • Mutual Assistance in Criminal matters
  • National Security law
  • Proceeds of Crime law

Phillip appears in all courts in Australia and travels extensively outside Australia to facilitate the defence of his clients in international / transnational matters.


2016: Global Law Experts named Nyman Gibson Miralis the leading white collar defence firm in   Australia. Global Law Experts (GLE) is the premier guide to leading attorneys throughout the world.

2016: Corporate Live Wire named Nyman Gibson Miralis as the leading white collar defence firm in Australia

2016: Corporate Live Wire names Nyman Gibson Miralis as the leading criminal defence firm in Australia

The Corporate Live Wire Legal awards honour and celebrate achievements within the Global Law community.

2016: International Advisory Experts named Nyman Gibson Miralis as white collar criminal  lawyers of the year in Australia.

International Advisory Experts is a global alliance of well-established and experienced legal, financial and consulting firms that are committed to providing clients with specialist solutions for their international business requirements

2016: Doyles Legal Guide named Phillip Gibson as a leading criminal defence lawyer

2016: Doyles Guide named Nyman Gibson Miralis as a leading criminal defence firm

Doyles is the most comprehensive guide to Australia’s best lawyers, law firms and barristers.

2016: the 11th Annual ACQ5 GLOBAL AWARDS named Phillip Gibson as Criminal Defence Lawyer Of The Year for Australia.