Ben Ticehurst

Ben Ticehurst:

Senior Associate

Ben Ticehurst is an experienced Litigation and Regulatory lawyer specialising in Business Crime, White Collar Crime and Investigations.

Ben has a lengthy track record of representing corporates, and senior business executives who have found themselves at the centre of fraud and other white-collar crime investigations.

His experience as a fraud and white-collar crime specialist has seen him defend clients successfully in some of the most notable cases brought by the SFO, NCA, CPS and HMRC.

Ben's caseload has included high-profile trials involving allegations of conspiracy to defraud, multi-million pound tax credit schemes and VAT fraud, global bribery and corruption probes, major energy sector investigations and defending banking professionals in major fraud prosecutions.

Ben's expertise has led him to being in increasing demand for those with HMRC disputes, whether that be a criminal investigation/prosecution or by way of civil litigation before the Tax Tribunal.

He also receives significant instructions in investigations of wrongdoing arising from insolvency proceedings.

Ben is an experienced practitioner 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  is also well versed in assembling and "quarterbacking" the appropriate forensic team to assist companies with internal investigations and the implementation of compliance and training programs to tackle and prevent corporate crime.

Recent work

  • Represented a former CEO in a global bribery and corruption SFO investigation regarding corrupt payments to Saudi Government Officials.
  • Represented a oil and gas executive in respect of an NCA investigation regarding allegations of paying bribes to the former Nigeria Oil Minister.
  • Represented a senior executive relating to the SFO's Unaoil bribery and corruption investigation with allegations centering around corrupt payment to Azerbaijani government officials.
  • Advising and Litigating on behalf of a Computer Company in their Tax Appeal in the Tax Tribunal after HMRC denial of VAT for alleged involvement on MTIC Fraud.
  • Successfully representing a Panama based law firm in their application for the release of seized cash by the Met Police under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
  • Bringing multiple private prosecutions on behalf of Europe's largest weekly money lending company.
  • Advising a company as to their exposure and vulnerability to allegations of money laundering arsing out of the first Unexplained Wealth Order being issued by the High Court.