"A leading fraud and corporate crime defence firm, expert in the defence of large-scale bribery claims."
The Times, Best Law Firms 2021
"Best for Serious Business Criminal Law"
The Legal 500
Niall is known for his in-depth corporate crime expertise. That expertise is reflected in his achievements to date and the demand for his services.
Niall’s ability, backed with his experience of running a City firm’s business crime and fraud department, has helped make him a logical choice to lead complex and multi-jurisdictional investigations. His knowledge of cross-border and global business crime cases and the successes he has obtained for clients mean he has an impressive track record and have led to him being highlighted in the latest edition of The Legal 500 international legal guide.
His skill in coordinating bribery and corruption cases that span the globe, his achievements in cases involving agencies such as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and his ability to recognise the very best route in the most complex of investigations have made him a solicitor who is popular with corporate clients.
He has brought judicial reviews against enforcement agencies and has also successfully challenged search warrants obtained by them.
His notable victories have led to Niall also being in demand from senior business figures, high net worth individuals and CEOs for cases that involve reputational issues in relation to general and serious crime allegations.
His caseload will, at any particular time, involve a variety of high-profile, high-stakes cases. Niall’s experience covers the full range of major fraud cases, from workplace and financial fraud through to the most complicated investment fraud schemes. He is also adept at managing the most involved money laundering, proceeds of crime and serious crime investigations and has had success in major conspiracy cases.
His dogged pursuit of the facts and his ability to use both evidence and legal argument to robustly challenge prosecutors’ claims are why he is sought by senior business and financial figures who are facing investigation by the likes of the NCA, FCA, Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the City of London Police and police regional organised crime units.
Issues facing the SFO analysed by international experts at Rahman Ravelli’s webinar
A panel of experts from around the world took part in Rahman Ravelli’s online seminar, “Challenges Facing the SFO Here and Abroad’’.
May 2021READ MORE
Rahman Ravelli to host international webinar assessing the challenges faced by the Serious Fraud Office here and abroad
An international panel of experts has been brought together for a Rahman Ravelli seminar to analyse the major issues the Serious Fraud Office faces in the UK and Europe.
April 2021READ MORE
Niall Hearty assesses HMCPSI’s criticisms of the Serious Fraud Office for Lawyer Monthly
A report from the HMCPSI (HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate) found that the Serious Fraud Office was slow to respond to complaints and kept inadequate records of disputes.
Lawyer Monthly - March 2021READ MORE
Double jeopardy and Interpol red notices
Niall Hearty of Rahman Ravelli details a case where the double jeopardy rule was seen to override an Interpol red notice
June 2021READ MORE
The CPS Economic Crime Strategy
Niall Hearty of Rahman Ravelli gives an overview of the Crown Prosecution Service’s plan to tackle economic crime.
April 2021READ MORE
The Pros and Cons of Private Prosecutions
With the use of private prosecutions on the increase, Niall Hearty of Rahman Ravelli considers the advantages and disadvantages of them.
April 2021READ MORE
Minimising the Damage Caused by Business Crime Allegations
When a company or individuals in it are accused of business crime the company must decide what legal support, if any, to offer to those who are accused of the wrongdoing. But most importantly, the company has to do what it can to ensure its continued existence. Whether the company is now being run by a new regime or by those untainted by the allegations, those in charge must look forward and plan ahead.
September 2016READ MORE
Niall has a wealth of corporate crime expertise and an ability to coordinate global bribery and corruption cases. His achievements in such investigations have made him a logical choice for corporate clients.