Simon Morgan


Simon is an experienced criminal litigator specialising in serious fraud, financial crime and regulatory investigations. He helps individuals and companies navigate complex criminal and regulatory investigations or proceedings conducted by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), National Crime Agency (NCA), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), police and others.

He has over 25 years’ experience of defending criminal charges, particularly serious fraud and proceeds of crime, successfully representing clients in a number of prosecutions brought by the SFO. He regularly advises in relation to criminal and civil asset confiscation and forfeiture. He also represents clients in regulatory investigations undertaken by the SRA, proceedings in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and civil investigations by the CMA.
Often instructed by a range of overseas clients, advising on aspects of domestic and international law, Simon is regularly approached to act in cases where there is a likelihood of severe reputational damage arising from a criminal charge. He has an excellent track record of stopping allegations of wrongdoing at the investigation stage, preventing criminal charges being brought against clients and protecting their reputations.
Simon was a co-founding member and for 14 years, the managing partner of the boutique Chancery Lane law firm, Morgan Rose and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Clients value his honesty, direct approach and tenacity in vigorously defending their best interests at every stage of the case.

Recent cases

• Acting for a client in connection with a serious fraud and money laundering investigation undertaken by India’s Department of Revenue, Directorate of Enforcement.
• Advising in a protracted HMRC investigation into serious tax fraud by a multinational company.
• Acting for a client under investigation for breach of money laundering regulations.
• Successfully defended a former partner of Mishcon De Reya in high profile proceedings brought by the SRA in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal for breach of the ‘banking facility rule’.
• Acting for a partner of an international commercial firm under investigation by the SRA.

Simon Morgan

Partner

[email protected]

07979 655823

Specialist Areas of Practice: Financial Crime, Serious Fraud and Extradition

He is very hard-working, conscientious and thorough. He has a very quick legal mind, and he will assess all the possible methods by which a prosecution can be toppled, and a defence case won

Chambers UK Guide 2021

An intelligent street fighter. He’s the type you need on your side against HMRC and the SFO

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2021

He’s a safe pair of hands I can trust a high net worth client will be taken care of with him

Chambers UK Guide 2020

He is a very good, experienced and savvy financial crime lawyer

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020

A great guy, very good to work with. He has a national reputation and is extraordinarily good at seeing the weakness in the other side’s case

Chambers UK Guide 2019

He knows the law inside out in this field. A leading fraud lawyer with a fantastically loyal following

Chambers UK Guide 2017

He is like a dog with a bone in court. A fantastic practitioner who doesn’t rest on his laurels – he wants to win the next case

Chamber UK Guide 2014

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