Alison Pople QC is widely recognised as a leading silk with particular specialisms in financial crime and regulation, corporate crime, global investigations, crime and professional discipline. Extremely highly regarded, she is routinely instructed as an advisor in high profile, serious and complex investigations and as a leading advocate in proceedings brought against both individual and corporate clients.
Alison is skilled in addressing the complex, multi-faceted and sensitive issues faced by high-profile persons, experienced professionals, politically exposed persons, or otherwise exposed individual clients. Her corporate clients have included large multinational corporations, private equity funds and highly niche SMEs.
Advisory: Alison advises on self-reporting issues and on strategy from the commencement of investigations by bodies such as the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, Competition and Markets Authority, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Financial Reporting Council. Alison is adept at steering an issue away from criminal, regulatory or disciplinary investigation by early and decisive strategic action.
She frequently advises clients within and outside the UK on issues and investigations with global reach. Alison works closely and collaboratively with lawyers in other jurisdictions to provide clients with a unified strategy.
Advocacy: Alison is recognised as a skilled and persuasive advocate in both jury and non-jury court proceedings, as well as professional discipline tribunals and other forums. She has over 25 years experience as an advocate, having acted in a number of significant and high-profile cases over many years.