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Judith Seddon

Judith Seddon

judith.seddon@cliffordchance.com

Judith Seddon specialises in national and international white-collar crime, fraud, corruption, and regulatory enforcement investigations and prosecutions. Prior to joining Clifford Chance, Judith was a partner in a criminal law practice for almost 15 years, giving her a depth and range of experience unusual in a magic circle firm. She has deep experience and expertise in advising corporates, financial institutions and individuals in internal investigations and when facing complex criminal investigations and prosecutions, both domestically and cross-border. She has worked and is currently working on some of the SFO’s and FCA’s most complex and high-profile investigations and prosecutions. She is known for her attention to detail and hands-on, pragmatic approach to cases. She is ranked in the top five most highly regarded individuals for corporate defence in England in the 2016 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence. Consistently ranked in the directories, Chambers 2016 describes her as having ‘developed an enviable and substantial practice in financial crime. Sources note her keen instincts in this area: ‘She really understands the criminal process inside out . . . and has a lot of experience in financial crime at the corporate level.’ Her list of corporate clients includes notable financial institutions.’