Luke is a specialist in complex litigation
He acts for both criminal and civil clients and also represents companies and individuals during regulatory investigations.
He is regularly instructed in cases involving cross-jurisdictional transactions and international finance. He has recent experience in regulatory investigations by the FCA and has acted for companies and individuals in investigations by HMRC and the SFO.
He joined Murrays Partnership In 2020 as a Consultant Solicitor.
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Notable career cases include:
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DG and DS – Allegations of stirring up racial hatred
Acted for two high-profile individuals in an investigation by the Metropolitan Police into allegations of stirring up racial hatred concerning an internet broadcast. The investigation was quickly concluded with no further action and received extensive national press coverage.
R v PS & ET – High value money laundering allegation
Acting for two defendants in high value money laundering allegation connected to VAT evasion on imported alcohol. The estimated loss to the Revenue is £40 million.
R v CM, LD, BB – Infiltration of the EncroChat network and importation of Cocaine
Currently instructed for a number of defendants in connection with the French Government’s infiltration of the EncroChat network. One allegation involves the alleged importation of 80 kilos of Cocaine from using a commercial cruise ship.
R v DF: – Murder appeal
Instructed in relation to a murder appeal dealing with complex issues of female mental health and psychosis. Instructed on a private basis to review the findings of a previous trial team.
R v BM - Allegation of murder
Undertaking a pro-bono investigation into the conviction of an alleged member of the provisional IRA for the murder of a Police Service of Northern Ireland in 2009. Reviewing the findings of a ‘Judge only’ trial.
R v L – Allegation involving ticketing fraud
H and Ors v FCA - Advising in complex FCA inquiry
R v. P – Complex and large scale money laundering allegation
R v P – Commercial fraud worth in excess of £500,000
LT – Highly complex investigation into historic sexual abuse
R v ETJ – Controlling prostitution and money laundering
R v A – Alleged credit card fraud
R v L – Large scale international conspiracy to supply cocaine, cannabis and amphetamine
R v N – Complex allegation of VAT and PAYE
R v MU – 10 year prison sentence overturned on appeal
R v B – Money laundering and corruption
R v T – High profile client accused of rape
R v M – Conspiracy to import 18 kilos of cocaine
R v H – Represented defendant in murder allegation
R v C – Conspiracy to produce counterfeit currency
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