Ben Ticehurst is an experienced litigation and regulatory lawyer specialising in business crime, white-collar crime and investigations, increasingly with a global focus.
Ben has a lengthy track record of representing corporates, and senior business executives who have found themselves at the centre of fraud, bribery and corruption, and other white-collar crime investigations.
His experience as a fraud and white-collar crime specialist has seen him defend clients successfully in cases brought by the SFO, NCA, CPS, the Insolvency Service, and HMRC. Ben is experienced in the niche area of private prosecutions advising companies, and high-net-worth individuals who have been victims of fraud or other white-collar crime.
Ben acts on a myriad issues, often high-profile and involving allegations of conspiracy to defraud, multi-million pound tax credit schemes and VAT fraud, global bribery and corruption probes, and major energy sector investigations. He also defends financial services professionals in complex fraud prosecutions and money laundering prosecutions.
Ben's expertise additionally covers HMRC Tax disputes, whether a criminal investigation or prosecution, or civil litigation before the Tax Tribunal.
In the regulatory field, Ben represents professionals in many different sectors with a prominent slant to FCA authorised persons and those in the sports industry.
Ben often represents company directors in insolvency proceedings and advises them of any personal ramifications arising from an insolvent company.
Ben's straightforward approach sees him offer creative and pragmatic solutions for his clients. This includes assembling a forensic team, when appropriate, to assist companies with internal investigations and the implementation of compliance and training programs to tackle and prevent all forms of financial crime.
Ben acts as a Conference Quality Officer of the Business Crime Committee for the International Bar Association as well as being an active member and thought leader in the following professional associations: Fraud Lawyers Association; Fraud Advisory Panel; Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association; and Private Prosecutors Association.