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


"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

"He is highly rated for his advice to significant corporates and financial institutions in relation to international investigations. Sources comment that he is 'a fantastic lawyer,' adding that 'he's very perceptive and very reassuring for clients'."

Chambers UK 2019

"He is well reputed for his astute representation of individuals in high-profile SFO investigations. Sources remark that 'he's clever, hard-working and has good judgement.'"

Chambers UK 2019

"Clients commend his 'extraordinarily pragmatic approach', as well as his 'great attention to detail and to problem solving'."

Chambers UK 2018

"He applies rational logic and legal insights into situations but is also empathetic to the stress on individuals."

Chambers UK 2018

"...particularly strong in representing corporate bodies with criminal and regulatory issues"

The UK Legal 500 2017

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