Elly Proudlock’s practice focuses on white-collar crime and financial services enforcement. She acts in Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) investigations, representing individuals and companies facing allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering and market abuse. Ms Proudlock also has experience of defending criminal cartel cases, having been part of the team that successfully defended the first contested Office of Fair Trading prosecution under the Enterprise Act 2002.
Ms Proudlock represented a client in the LIBOR investigation and has clients in the ongoing SFO investigations into Barclays (payments to Qatar), ENRC (alleged corruption in Africa), Serco (alleged overcharging) and Bertling (alleged corruption in Angola). She is also currently representing a client in a police investigation into alleged fraud and money laundering. She was previously part of the team that successfully challenged and brought to an end the SFO’s investigation into Vincent Tchenguiz, in relation to the collapse of Kaupthing Bank.
Ms Proudlock has particular experience representing individuals in enforcement actions by financial regulators such as the FCA and the Financial Reporting Council. She also advises individuals on their obligations under the FCA’s Senior Managers Regime.
Ms Proudlock was named among the top ‘Women in Investigations’ by Global Investigations Review.
In addition to her white-collar work, Ms Proudlock has represented pro bono clients in inquest proceedings through the Royal British Legion. In 2015, she secured a significant result for the families of four British servicemen who died in a road traffic collision while on active service in Afghanistan. Ms Proudlock is a member of the firm’s pro bono and community service committee.