Matthew Lawson

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Experienced as both a Junior and Leader in his two principle practice areas: Fraud and Financial Crime, including the regulation and Financial Professionals, and Organised Crime.

Fraud And Financial Crime:

Matt specializes in complex fraud, including corporate funding frauds, Off-shore Placement Schemes, Mutual Funds, Ponzi Investment Vehicles and MTIC “Carousel” frauds.  He is particularly knowledgeable about such matters because, before coming to the Bar, he worked in Investment Banking for Kleinwort Benson.

In recent years instructions have been received to defend in respect of a number of high-profile cases prosecuted by the NTS e-Commerce Team concerning internet-based sales vehicles, covering the provision of Government-related services and Secondary Ticket sales for entertainment events.

He is currently involved defending in numerous indictments prosecuted by the full breadth of financial investigating authorities: the SFO, FCA, HMRC, SOCPA, City Police and National Fraud Squad.

Organised Crime:

He has been instructed in the whole gamut of Organized Crime offences up and down the country and has a wealth of experience in Restraint (whether it is Criminal (pre or post trial), Confiscation or Civil Asset Recovery).

He has particular expertise in respect of RIPA and the use of covert monitoring devices and “undercover assets” - he was instructed in the first such cases where “probe evidence” was relied upon and has built upon that experience ever since.

For access to external links on Matthew Lawson, please click on his personal page, LinkedIn, FreeIndex and Bark&Co.