Simon Mayo QC regularly appears in the most serious and complex criminal cases. He defends and prosecutes at the highest level and has appeared in some of the highest profile trials of recent years.
He has a wealth of experience in dealing with murder cases including gangland killings and multiple murders.
Simon also enjoys an excellent reputation as a leading fraud specialist. He has appeared in many high-profile cases involving tax frauds with an international dimension and complex frauds based on the financial markets. He is currently instructed for a defendant in the largest ever prosecution brought by HMRC.
He is highly regarded for his thorough preparation and strategic planning. He is ranked as a leader in both Crime and Fraud in ‘Chambers UK Bar’ where he is described as “a very hard-working and impressive advocate”.
His experience of prosecuting cases at the highest level means that when he is defending he has an invaluable insight into how the prosecution agencies work.
Notable cases include: R v ED and Others –HMRC prosecution involving an alleged R&D tax relief fraud; R v R, D and Others – An advance fee banking fraud prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office; R v HK – A fraud involving wine investments, targeting American professionals prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office; R v J – A murder trial involving gangland execution and decapitation; R v D – the murder of a child; R v N – murder involving the shooting of three men on a public street.