Roxanne Morrell

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Ranked as a Leading Junior in Crime in Chambers & Partners.

2019: “A pleasure to work with- straight to the point and tactically brilliant.”

Specialist defence advocate with a wide range of experience both as Leading and Junior Counsel in complex fraud, serious and organised crime and murder.

She has appeared in cases of the highest gravity including  R v E (£100 million investment fraud), R v B (allegations of 1.5 million fraud involving a business set up to exploit disabled employees and the government pursuant to the “back to work programme”), R v S (£51 million trademark fraud), R v B (£1 billion conspiracy to import Cocaine), R v B £24 million MTIC fraud and R v B (£53 million Tonbridge Securitas robbery and kidnapping).

Notable cases in 2015 to 2018 include:

Bribery and Corruption (2016-2018) R v V, representing JV, prominent defendant in major European corruption trial of high ranking government officials including premier of country and state owned contracts.

Fraud/ money laundering: R v B; Crown Currency Exchange/Mayfair and Grant £20 million Ponzi fraud trial (first Ipad trial in London); Numerous Courier fraud cases including the ‘bank of terror case at the Central Criminal Court’; R v B, Trading Standards prosecution relating to a group of 95 companies known as Wyvern Media Group representing a director of many integrated companies within the group; a complex 6 million conspiracy to breach immigration laws by employment of illegal security guards sub-contracted to multi million pound companies, representing the director of two companies ; a “time share- resale fraud’ principally targeting the elderly and  R  v R, director of company and associated companies  associated with selling solar panel inducements schemes.

Organised/general crime: defence in HMRC/UKBA prosecution of multi-handed, multi pound conspiracies involving importation of cigarettes and drugs by air and sea; SOCA prosecution for conspiracy to supply cocaine and assorted money laundering charges over a two-year period; attempted murder of a police officer involving complex mental health issues; large scale conspiracy involving 8 importations of amphetamine oil; and representing in R v A: case resulted in no evidence offered, for facilitating mortgage fraud by and laundering the proceeds for a well alleged and reputed crime syndicate.The Times and The Mirror.  

Current cases and instructions 2018-2019:

R v B: representing director of 5 umbrella companies alleged to be involved in large scale precious metal 17 million VAT fraud.

R v H: representing director of biofuel energy company in relation to long term Vat and Excise duty fraud.

R v T: Boiler room fraud.

R v S: Prosecution relating to membership of a proscribed organisation, contrary to section 11 of the Terrorism Act 2000.