Author Archives: Janes Solicitors

Statement on behalf of Oliver Hardiman

Janes Solicitors act for Oliver Hardiman in contempt proceedings currently before the High Court King’s Bench Division, brought by The All England Lawn Tennis Club. Both we and our client are reproachful of the irresponsible reporting of these proceedings, especially in circumstances where issues of contempt and imprisonment are at large. It follows that this […]

Statement on behalf of Mr Daniel Curnock

The Judgment of Mrs Justice Joanna Smith in Reeves v Reeves [2023] EWHC 73 (Ch) was handed down at 10:30am on Thursday 19th January 2023. Her Ladyship dismissed an Application for Permission to bring Contempt of Court proceedings against Janes Solicitors’ client, Mr Daniel Curnock. Mr Curnock wishes to state the following: “I am delighted […]


The Court of Rome today confirmed that the Italian detention warrant issued against our client Gianluigi Torzi has been withdrawn. As a result, steps should be taken immediately for the withdrawal of the extradition warrant and discontinuance of extradition proceedings against our client in the UK. The full reasoning of the Court of Rome has […]


Mr Torzi is disappointed with District Judge Snow’s Italian extradition ruling handed down today and he is seeking permission to appeal. He was surprised at the District Judge’s decision not to consider the ruling of His Honour Judge Baumgartner as relevant to the matters before him, even though that ruling refers in detail to the multiple material misrepresentations […]


Janes Solicitors act for Ms Soophia Khan in respect of the allegation of Contempt brought by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Our client wishes to correct a recent press report that she has been held to be in contempt.  She wishes to make it clear that there has been no such finding or determination. Yesterday our client attended […]


In an important and significant judgment, His Honour Judge Baumgartner – sitting at Southwark Crown Court, has ruled that a Restraint Order obtained by the DPP on behalf of the Vatican City State against Gian Luigi Torzi be discharged and awarded him costs. There is presently a restriction on publicising the transcript or details of […]

Recognition for Excellence in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK

Janes Solicitors are delighted to be once again highly ranked this year in both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK.  All of our Partners have been ranked as exceptional lawyers across Financial Crime, White Collar Crime and Crime.     Chambers UK 2019 “very accurate with their analysis and quick to respond.” “very thorough […]

Artificial Intelligence: moves to prevent money laundering and tackle disclosure mountains

As technology improves, is it possible that online financial crime and fraud will subside into historical events that companies will learn from? HSBC is incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) to tackle money laundering and notably the SFO recently used a pilot ‘robot’ in the Rolls-Royce investigations to process more than half a million documents a day […]

Unexplained Wealth Orders

Are you aware of the recent legislation regarding Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) which were introduced by the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and came into force on the 31st of January 2018? UWOs can be obtained by the National Crime Agency, the Serious Fraud Office, the Crown Prosecution Service, HM Revenue and Customs or the Financial […]

UK Improves Position on Global Corruption Index

The Government has said it welcomes the recent news that the UK has improved its standing on a global index that ranks countries on how corrupt their public sectors are perceived to be. According to the 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) from anti-corruption coalition Transparency International, the UK has moved two places from 10th least […]

Victory for the children of Van Hoogstraten represented by Janes Solicitors following 5 day hearing in the High Court before Mr Justice Morgan

Following a 5 day trial in The Chancery Division of the High Court, Judgment was given yesterday in relation to an action brought by the estate of the late Mohammed Raja in which it was claimed that Nicholas van Hoogstraten was the beneficial owner of 2 properties which are in fact held in Trust for […]

The Growing Threat of Cybercrime

A new court to be built in London’s Square Mile will have a primary focus on fraud, economic crime and cybercrime, reflecting the growing threat that cybercrime represents for the UK and the rest of the world. Definition of Cybercrime Cybercrime encompasses a wide variety of offences, but a basic definition would be crimes that […]