Craig Liversidge

Craig Liversidge

Position: Partner, Crime

Office: Preston

Phone: 07976268000

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Craig has over 15 years' experience of representing those accused of the most serious criminal offences. He specialises in business and financial crime and is regularly instructed in a variety of fraud cases across the country including those with substantial international elements. He has enjoyed considerable success in defending MTIC fraud, VAT fraud, Carbon credit fraud, Mortgage fraud, Banking fraud, Revenue fraud, Boiler room fraud and Money Laundering.

Craig is a Partner within the firm's specialist crime division and is approved by the Legal Aid Agency as a fraud supervisor for the purposes of VHCC cases. He is currently instructed in numerous complex, high value investigations including a £50m conspiracy to defraud, a City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit conspiracy to defraud, a multi layered £30m VAT fraud, a large scale conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud, and a conspiracy to defraud involving a number of solicitors.

In addition to criminal fraud work, Craig frequently defends those charged with serious organised crime and is currently representing defendants charged with gangland murder, international drug trafficking offences and offences of cybercrime. He has extensive experience of defending offences committed on the dark web, some of which have utilised websites on the TOR network, and he has dealt with numerous cases involving Bitcoins.

Craig has experience of advising and defending investigations commenced by the Environment Agency, Trading Standards and other regulatory authorities.

The Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer 2017  The Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer 2019 

19 Oct 2017



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Both Daniel King and Craig Liversidge are 'superb, accomplished, well-respected and highly skilled'.

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