Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mr Asil Nadir Begins Giving Evidence At The Bailey

Mr Asil Nadir, the former chief executive of Polly Peck International today began to give evidence in the current trial at the Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey). Bark & Co have been acting for Mr Nadir since 2010.



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(Last updated: 26.06.2012)

Mr Kweku Adoboli Granted Bail

Mr Kweku Adoboli was today granted bail after a successful bail application at Southwark Crown Court. Mr Tim Harris, Solicitor on this matter said his client was "delighted, very emotional and would like to thank all his family and friends for their support”. Mr Adoboli is due to be released from Wandsworth prison on Monday pending the bail terms being satisfied.

Mr Bark-Jones, partner at Bark & Co Solicitors said "Our client is both emotional and delighted at the outcome of today's bail hearing. He looks forward to working on his case at our London offices."

11/06/2012 - Bark & Co Solicitors are happy to confirm that Mr Adoboli satisfied bail terms and has been released on bail.

Press Coverage:


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Media organisations, journalists and bloggers are cautioned to carefully bear in mind their reporting of this matter pursuant to their responsibilities under the Contempt of Court Act.

(Last updated: 08.06.2012)

Met Police review Daniel Morgan murder over News of the World link

It is reported that the Met Police will now investigate a News of The World link concerning the Daniel Morgan Murder (R v Vian & Others).

Details reported [here] in the Guardian

Mr Glen Vian, represented by Bark & Co, was acquitted in March 2011.

Bark & Co

Giles Bark-jones

+44 20 7353 1990

Work Department

Principal, crime (fraud, corporate crime, general crime).


Principal of Bark & Co specialising in white-collar fraud, money laundering, serious crime and commercial fraud. Cases undertaken include: currently involved in a number of high-profile matters, including leading the defence team for R v Nadir. Previous cases include: R v Terrence Adams & ors (money laundering); The Kieron Fallon (horse race fixing) case representing a jockey; the Cheney Pension fraud (the largest theft from a pension fund since Maxwell); an FSA investigation concerning false accounting allegations in a multimillion-pound company; Operation Euripus cases; BAE Systems (corruption claims re £1bn South African contract); R v Harvey (SFO) fraudulent trading; R v Clark (SFO) boiler room fraud; and an HRA investigation into a well-known jockey and trainer.


Trained as a barrister Francis Taylor Building; qualified 1990, Middle Temple; practised at Bar 1990-96; tenant Francis Taylor Building (Chambers of Alan Tyrrall QC); converted to solicitor 1996; partner Bark & Co 1996 to date.


Rugby School; Liverpool University (1986 BA Economics); City University (Dip Law); Bar School.

Practice Areas

Crime - corporate; Crime - general; Fraud

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

R v Thakrar – client acquitted, Bark & Co Solicitors London News - facebook

Bark & Co Solicitors have successfully secured the acquittal of Kevan Thakrar.  Our client is a serving prisoner having previously been convicted of triple murder in 2009.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Met Police review Daniel Morgan murder over News of the World link-bark & co solicitors london, Giles Bark Jones, bark and co solicitors london, Fred Bunn

It is reported that the Met Police will now investigate a News of The World link concerning the Daniel Morgan Murder (R v Vian & Others).
Details reported [here] in the Guardian
Mr Glen Vian, represented by Bark & Co, was acquitted in March 2011.
Bark & Co has been instructed by Glenn Vian since the mid-2008.  Not guilty verdicts were entered against MrVian and the other defendants, following complex and fiercely fought challenges to the Crown’s case during protracted pre-trial legal argument.  The initial investigation into the murder of Daniel Morgan in 1987 was deeply flawed, and many compelling leads were not pursued properly or, in some cases, at all.  The level of public resources expended in this most recent investigation is simply breathtaking.  The Police bought the house next door to Mr Vian, in order to conduct thousands of hours of intrusive covert surveillance upon him and his family.  They released false stories to the press in an effort to trigger incriminating conversations.  When these efforts failed to produce any cogent evidence, a case was built against these defendants using “supergrass” witnesses, and considerably flawed Serious Organised Crime & Police Act (SOCPA) agreements.  It will come as no surprise to right thinking people to learn that those of the worst character, facing many years in custody for crimes including drug trafficking and attempted murder, will say anything in order to secure a massive reduction in their sentence and/or substantial financial benefits.   The position is very much worse where, as in this case, aSOCPA witness is told in advance what the case theory is, and simply has to repeat it to gain his reward.  Thedefence has, in the course of pre-trial legal arguments, been able to discredit the Crown’s case so that, one by one, the evidence of these witnesses has been excluded by the trial Judge or abandoned by the Crown.  The recent legal arguments which preceded the collapse of the case were led by our defence team, based on a document found in the unused material by a solicitor of this firm.
When entering not guilty verdicts, the trial Judge said:-
the legal representatives for all of the defendants, faced with a mammoth and most difficult task, have responded magnificently to it.  And the quality of the written and oral submissions that I have received has, taken overall, been of the highest quality.  The industry and the tenacity which has been shown by the defence teams is to be commended and the defendants will leave court knowing, if they did not know before, though I think they must have known before, that they have been very well served”.
 Our client comments:
"My name is Glenn Vian. I have recently been acquitted of murder at the C.C.C. I have been very lucky as I was represented by the best team of solicitors you could possibly find Bark & Co.

I cannot say enough about this firm, other than look nowhere else. They are the best. Their investigation team were brilliant.  Thanks to Eamon Harris and Fred Bunn.

All of these Solicitors are top drawer: Giles Bark-Jones, Jenny Boyden etc. Giles has no problem obtaining the best QCs because of Bark's reputation and the team behind them. I was again fortunate to get the best QC's David Whitehouse QC and Ed Gritt QC, absolutely brilliant men.

Which brings me to my solicitor Alison Hill, her brilliant legal mind and determination to uncover and get the truth goes above and beyond. So a very special thanks to Alison Hill and Eamon Harris for giving me back the rest of my life. God bless you all at Bark & Co

Glenn Vian"

Kweku Adoboli pleads not guilty at Southwark Crown Court-bark & co solicitors london, Giles Bark Jones, bark and co solicitors london, Fred Bunn