Jo Rickards, Head of White Collar Crime & Investigations at Mishcon de Reya has won Individual of the Year for Crime, Fraud and Licensing at the 2019 Legal 500 UK Awards.
This is a reflection of the strong year that Jo and her team have had, being instructed in a number of significant domestic and international investigations. Jo has been involved in all the major SFO investigations of the last 20 years, acting for high profile individuals or corporates in fraud and corruption investigations. She also has extensive experience of defending clients in insider dealing and market abuse cases and has successfully navigated clients through internal investigations arising from the last financial crisis involving LIBOR and Forex.
The White Collar Crime & Investigations group was also nominated for Team of the Year, alongside Mishcon de Reya as Firm of the Year for Crime, Fraud and Licensing at the 2019 Legal 500 UK Awards. The team comprises individuals with both defence and prosecution backgrounds and will be five years old in May 2019.