Miranda is a barrister at 6KBW College Hill. “Sought out to advise corporations implicated in financial crime” and recommended by the legal directories as a Leading Junior in financial crime, financial crime (corporates), general crime and investigations, Miranda has a wide range of experience as a criminal practitioner. Specialising in business and corporate crime, she is particularly renowned for her ability to master substantial and complex cases.
Miranda has unparalleled experience in relation to business and corporate crime. She advised News Group Newspapers Limited and News UK in respect of the phone hacking and misconduct allegations, which concluded with no criminal proceedings being brought against either company. Since acting for BAE Systems Plc in respect of the proceedings brought by the Serious Fraud Office, Miranda has advised other household names from the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and financial services sectors in respect of allegations of corruption and other aspects of business crime. She led an internal investigation into allegations of corrupt behaviour by employees of a FTSE 100 company and has been instructed on behalf of two major high-street banks to advise on matters relating to fraud, Financial Services and Markets Act and Companies Act offences. Miranda also has experience of advising individuals in connection with cartel offences and the leniency provisions.
In fraud, Miranda is recognised as a Leading Junior. Having been instructed early in her practice in commercial litigation between Sumitomo and Credit Lyonnais Rouse, she was instructed subsequently by the Serious Fraud Office in one of its largest investigations into a multi-million pound, multi-jurisdictional fraud within the metal trading industry. The case involved calling defendants convicted in the US, who had co-operated under formal agreements with the US Department of Justice, as prosecution witnesses. This has given Miranda a unique understanding of the US system regarding co-operating witnesses, plea bargaining and sentencing. Miranda is on the Serious Fraud Office’s Panel of Counsel (List A).