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					2 Hare Court

CHARLES SALMON QC

YEAR OF BIRTH YEAR OF CALL INN CIRCUIT RECORDER QC PROFILE

1950 1972 Inner Temple South Eastern 1994 1996

A leading and highly experienced criminal defence silk, who has appeared principally as an advocate but also in an advisory capacity in many of the famous high profile cases over the last decade and more. Cited in Chambers and Partners Guide for “his experience in the field and attention to detail” and as “hardworking, dedicated and impressive”. He is described as “bold, decisive and a brilliant tactician who is extremely thorough in his preparation”. He has vast expertise in high profile cases. Solicitors say that he is also “a fantastic negotiator and very eloquent in court”. He is further cited as a leading silk in The Legal 500 where he is noted for his “excellence” in the criminal fraud arena. He is one of the top fraud silks in the country, specialising in serious white collar crime. Since taking silk his practice has been entirely defence. His back catalogue is impressive and second to none. Barlow Clowes, BCCI, Richmond Oil and Gas, Maxwell, Brody and others (one of the first major dot com frauds) and Selby and others ( one of the largest pension frauds which resulted in questions in parliament and a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry). He has appeared over the years in many of the largest VAT and Customs and Excise Duty Evasion prosecutions from Hare wine, the first major prosecution of its type to operation Vitric. He has also appeared in a number of substantial money laundering cases for example and more recently he represented Terry Adams, a defendant in one of the largest money laundering cases to date, alleged by the prosecution to have been head of the biggest and most prolific crime family this country has ever seen. He often appears in cases prosecuted by the SFO and regularly appears in cases with a substantial international element. NOTABLE CASES Case Name: Appearance: Description: R v Huggins Defence (first defendant) The case was multi handed and drug related, involving a sustained attack with a claw hammer. The case involved a cut throat defence between first and second defendants. The victim it was alleged was tortured for money

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R v Tefsamichael Defence (First defendant) Murder at a night club in the heart of the city of London. An attack led by the first defendant which resulted in the death of the victim. One of the biggest investigations in the City of London, involving extradition of the first defendant from the USA. One of the first case to test anonymity orders for witnesses. As a consequence of our skeleton the prosecution abandoned a substantial part of their anonymity application. R v Harroon Khatab Defence SFO prosecution – A very substantial fraud on American professionals, principally doctors and lawyers involving the sale of wines as investments on a very large scale, some of which had never been bought. Some individuals invested up to $500,000 representing a loss of their life savings. We conducted most of the cross examination of the losers as Khattab was in the main the salesman who induced the sale. The case was closely followed by the American authorities particularly the FBI. (subject to appeal) R v Hyde Defence (first defendant) First and principal defendant – part of substantial drugs ring. Infiltrated by undercover police; 14 months of taped conversations – conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. R v Barlow Clowes Defence SFO International Fraud Massive international fraud involving at least 5 jurisdictions – largest financial fraud to date at that time. Legal argument to sever succeeded prosecution eventually dropped all charges R v Hare Wines Defence Customs & Excise Fraud First of the large alcohol diversion frauds. Represented the first defendant (Peters and Peters). Then the first defendant in the second trial. (Burton Copeland) Plea

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R v Smith Wilkinson and others Defence SFO Fraud Represented the first defendant, Wilkinson, at trial – fraudulent flotation of a public company relating to oil and gas. (Brook Martin, civil firm of solicitors) Convicted – suspended sentence R v Ellis Martin Defence Customs Fraud Represented first defendant – one of the largest and most notorious diversion frauds organised from prison by first defendant who was serving a substantial sentence for a previous diversion fraud (Peters and Peters) Plea R v Marshal Ronald Defence SFO Fraud Representing only defendant at trial – conspiracy to defraud American investors out of thirteen billion pounds regarded as so serious that senior representative from American Federal Reserve gave evidence for the prosecution (Burton Copeland Manchester) Acquittal R v Amsbury Defence Customs Fraud £80m diversion fraud (Corker Binning) Convicted R v Warren Dawes Defence Drugs Principal importer of multi million pound consignments of cocaine from South America to UK via Estonia. Defendant organised Estonian end of journey (Coole and Haddock) Acquitted R v Gary Massingham Defence SFO Fraud Involved hiring of prestige cars and building of conservatories. (Burton Copeland) Plea

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R v Manjit Ray Defence Murder Largest and most expensive murder hunt to date in Hampshire – cut throat defence with husband. Acquitted (husband convicted) R v Marsden Defence SFO Fraud Main defendant in a conspiracy to defraud the Civil Aviation Authority (Cooper Kenyon Burrows) Plea R v John Brody Defence SFO Fraud Representing one of the principal defendants (managing and financial director)- defrauding shareholders in two floated companies- first big dot com fraud (Bark Jones) Only defendant acquitted R v Lee Doran Defence Fraud (Part of Finch and others) one of largest money laundering cases(Corker Binning) Pros had to drop case due to argument re entrapment R v Selby and others Defence SFO Pension Fund Fraud One of the principal defendants in a conspiracy to steal the pension fund from a large Birmingham company resulting in a question in parliament and a Parliamentary inquiry. (Bark Jones) Convicted R v Darwishalii Defence Serious Fraud Massive VAT fraud. Alleged loss was £100 million. Abuse argument successful.

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R v Christine Davenport Defence Fraud and corruption SFO prosecution. Representing the UK Financial Director of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in UK who was charged with corruption and overstating sales by £20 million. (Cooper Kenyon Burrows) Successfully submitted no case to answer after weeks of argument at crown court. SFO applied for a Voluntary Bill of Indictment but were refused. R v Gomez Defence Money laundering One of the largest money laundering cases involving Colombian drug cartels. (Bark and Co) Successfully argued half the indictment should be quashed – pleaded to second half. R v Terry Adams Defence Money laundering represented Terry Adams in relation to a number of allegations of money laundering in what has been described as one of the largest and most detailed cases in British history. It was alleged that Adams was the head of one of the most successful criminal families this country has ever known. (Malletts) Plea after negotiating an exceptional deal with the prosecution.

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ADVICE ONLY Case Name: Appearance: Category: Detail: R v Maxwell Advice only SFO Fraud Advising Principal French Bank responsible for organizing jumbo loan. BCCI Advice only SFO Fraud Advising Liquidator. R v Wickes Advice only SFO Fraud Managing director of one of supply companies

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