Liverpool-based Quinn Melville is a criminal defence practice that is regarded as one of the region’s leading fraud specialists. Nick Melville, the firm’s senior partner, who has 30 years’ experience as a criminal defence lawyer, heads the fraud and serious crime department. An acknowledged expert in serious fraud matters, he has represented clients in a £23 million bank fraud at Southwark Crown Court that lasted five months, and the largest mortgage fraud in Wales, involving properties worth in excess of £300 million, which lasted six months. He has also appeared in numerous tax, excise duty, VAT and land banking fraud trials.
Melville’s department has successfully conducted many murder cases, conspiracy to murder and large-scale drugs and guns conspiracies. In the past year or so the firm has achieved at least five acquittals where clients have been charged with murder. An £80 million cocaine importation was successfully defended at the Old Bailey and no confiscation proceedings followed.
Commended for financial crime & fraud & regulatory (business law)