Siobhan Grey has specialised as a criminal defence advocate for eighteen years in the Crown Court. Her practice has ranged from terrorism and murder to corporate fraud and money laundering. Increasingly, her practice has focused on two principal areas: white collar fraud including market abuse, as well as cases with a particular emphasis on Article 10 – freedom of expression in the context of protest cases, as well as defending one of three men accused of an alleged terrorist plot in a prosecution triggered by an expose in the now defunct News of the World newspaper.
In the context of white collar serious fraud, she has defended in cases brought by the Financial Services Authority, Serious Fraud Office and HM Revenue and Customs including serious revenue, money laundering and POCA related offences. She has extensive experience of dealing with cases involving pensions, market abuse and offences contrary to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as well as restraint, confiscation and enforcement proceedings.
"fantastic" Siobhan Grey is at the same set and is a "top-quality" fraud junior according to sources. A "polished advocate," she has recently been acting in the SFO's prosecution of a conspiracy to defraud £52 million of pension funds. Chambers & Partners 2013. "Very bright and very hard - working, she is adored by clients".
Chambers & Partners 2012
Siobhan Grey presented a Pan European Forum on the digital media in a changing world at the European Parliament’s Plenary Chamber on 27th June 2012. The event was broadcast across Europe.
Some of the other speakers included the Vice President of the European Commission, Mrs Neelie Kroes; the Human Rights Commissioner, Nils Muizniek; Ingrid Lieten, Flemish media minister, Gina Nieri, Executive Board member, Mediaset (Italy); Erica Mann, Director EU Affairs, Facebook; Nick Mason of Pink Floyd; Brian Message, Music Managers Forum; Yevgenia Albatz, chief editor of The New Times magazine, (Russia); Heather Blake, Chief executive of NGO, Reporters Without Borders (UK). MEPs included Andrew Duff (UK) Claude Moreaus, (UK); Morten Lokkgaard (Denmark) and Judith Sargentini (Netherlands).
The event can be accessed from the link here, media pluralism.
On 4th February 2010, Siobhan Grey staged a seminar on Press Standards in the United Kingdom entitled, “Gagging the Press - Is the Public Bound to Suffer?” at Gray’s Inn Hall. The event was attended by the senior judiciary; the media; the Press Complaints Commission and NGOs. Siobhan opened the seminar and co-authored an introductory booklet on privacy and libel with Professor Eric Barendt. The seminar was chaired by Lord Justice Moses. The speakers included:
BA (Hons) London University;
CPE City University;
Gray’s Inn Advocacy Trainer
Committee member: Gray’s Inn Advocacy and CPD committee.
Criminal Bar Association
Criminal Appeal Lawyers’ Association
South Eastern Circuit
Reporters Without Borders, (Trustee)
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