Neill Blundell Partner

Neill is head of the firm’s corporate crime and investigations practice.

He is a specialist white collar defence and criminal investigations lawyer who advises both individuals and corporates on compliance, pre-investigations, investigations and prosecutions conducted by agencies such as the SFO, FCA, CMA, HMRC, NCA, Civil Aviation Authority and the CPS. He also assists in multi-jurisdictional investigations involving agencies such as the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the FIOD (Netherlands), the US Department of Justice, the US Securities & Exchange Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Neill has significant experience of acting for clients (both corporates and individuals) facing criminal investigations and prosecutions. He has been involved in some of the highest profile bribery investigations into BAE, Rolls-Royce and Airbus, as well as benchmark rigging (LIBOR) and the investigation into Barclays regarding the 2008 fund raising.

He is also an expert on building anti-fraud, anti-bribery and Criminal Finance Act compliance programmes and in providing the training for clients in anti-fraud and culture awareness.

Neill is a qualified solicitor-advocate.

Professional memberships

  • Fraud Lawyers Association (Committee Member)
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers’ Association
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
  • European Criminal Bar Association
  • European Fraud & Compliance Lawyers
  • International Bar Association

What people are saying

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"Neill is one of the calmest and most experienced in the sector. He knows everything there is to know about handling the SFO and multinational organisations."

Chambers HNW 2022

"Neil Blundell is undoubtedly one of the doyens of the regulatory investigations and corporate crime space. He has significant experience of acting for corporates facing criminal investigations and prosecutions. He has been involved in some of the highest-profile bribery investigations. He is a true expert in this area and is incredibly well-regarded by both clients and peers alike. A charming and slick operator who corporates want on their side in times of a crisis."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"Neill Blundell has vast experience and knowledge of criminal and regulatory practice and is a natural when it comes to handling the clients and taking a strategic view of the case."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"Neill Blundell has a well-earned reputation for excellence in advising high-net-worth clients. Neil confidently takes charge of case strategy, and brings a deeply knowledgeable, agile and effective approach."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"He is fiercely intelligent and completely dedicated to his clients."

Chambers UK 2022

"Neill Blundell is regarded as `very knowledgeable about financial crime and someone who has always been very shrewd on white-collar defence.' One peer remarks that `he has a phenomenal background acting for wealthy individuals and I rate him highly.'"

Chambers UK 2019

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