Drawing on his experience and forensic skill-set as a leading practitioner in professional disciplinary defence work, Marc Beaumont accepts both direct access and referral instructions to advise and represent those accused of criminal offences in the following example fields:

  • International Mutual Assistance
  • Extradition
  • Asset recovery
  • Money laundering
  • SFO investigations
  • Commercial fraud
  • Offences under the Insolvency legislation
  • Directors’ Disqualification
  • Trade Descriptions
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Social Security fraud
  • Investment fraud
  • LIBOR rigging
  • Bribery
  • Health & Safety
  • Local Authority prosecutions
  • Environmental protection
  • Criminal harassment
  • Animal welfare

Marc sees the role of the defence advocate as involving:

(a) the ability not to judge one’s client – that is for others to do;

(b) a willingness to probe, test and challenge prosecuting authorities and entities;

(c) the courage to subjugate any concern for reprisals against the defence advocate;

(d) the ability to detect, articulate and argue legal or technical flaws in a prosecution;

(e) an understanding of the pressure in modern society on prosecutors to secure convictions;

(f) a physical  and intellectual presence before a tribunal or court ensuring that nothing happens without the interests of the defendant being sacrosanct.

Marc is the Godson of a celebrated defence advocate of the 1950s and 1960s.