Steven Barker is the Head of our Criminal/Serious Fraud department and is the firm’s Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) and the Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP). Tutored by Professor Brian Hogan (co-author of Smith and Hogan’s Criminal Law) at Leeds University, Steven started his career as a commercial litigator as well as a criminal defence lawyer. He began to specialise in serious fraud and business crime after the formation of the Serious Fraud Office (the SFO) in the late 80’s.
LLB (Hons), Leeds University
Dip in European Integration, University of Amsterdam
Solicitor of England & Wales (admitted 1986)