Serious Fraud and Business Crime
We offer specialist knowledge and expertise for those accused of offences relating to their profession, business or workplace. Such clients are often unfamiliar with the position they find themselves in and need to have confidence that their solicitor understands their sector and has the skill and experience to defend them robustly.
How Can We Help You?
We have experience in defending people investigated by the Serious Fraud Office, HMRC, National Crime Agency, Trading Standards and other regulatory bodies. We are instructed to act for professionals and Companies who may be the subject of a prosecution.
Dawn Raid To Trial
If you are the subject of a dawn raid you should call us as soon as possible. We may be able to attend your business premises immediately to observe the search and to protect your position. It is then of utmost importance that we are present to advise and assist you during any interviews under caution.
If matters proceed to court we have a strong track record of success at trial. We have the capacity and skill to analyse every aspect of the case and help recover important evidence for the defence. We have strong ties to specialist counsel and expert witnesses to ensure the best case can be presented.
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Serious Fraud and Business Crime
Saloud joined Powell Spencer & Partners in August 2012 after graduating from Brunel University obtaining a first class degree in Economics. Saloud became a Partner in 2018.
Saloud is a qualified Costs Lawyer and leads the firm’s internal costs drafting and costs litigation department, ranging from legal aid to private client.
In recent years Saloud has established a very successful client base and receives instructions ranging from Top 100 firms to Sole Practitioners. Saloud specialises in legal aid costs and provides a wealth of experience with preparing claim forms, drafting bill of costs, complex high cost case plans, points of dispute and replies and advising on general billing procedures.
Saloud is a member of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL).
Saloud was appointed to the Legal Aid Agency's Review Panel as an Independent Costs Assessor in August 2021.
Saloud is our cost draftsman and he has made a massive difference to the efficiency of this practice and my day to day working life! He has extensive knowledge of criminal legal aid billing and has been able to guide and advise all our staff in this area. He is easy to approach and friendly as well as incredibly efficient and hardworking. He provides an excellent level of service to our firm. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
— Shila Kesvari, Partner Of Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson
Saloud Zaman receives my instructions in respect of preparing my criminal and prison law bills which are submitted to the Legal Aid Agency for assessment and payment. I would describe Saloud as having an encyclopaedic knowledge of the rules and guidance in respect of billing files correctly in accordance with the provisions as set out under the Legal Aid contract. Saloud's approach has always been professional yet approachable as he always provides solid and clear advice as and when required. Saloud is also exceptionally hardworking and very diligent. He provides a professional service throughout and comes highly recommended.
— Semin Taner, Associate Of Russell-Cooke Solicitors
I have instructed you to provide cost drafting services for my firm for over 18 months. Almost all the files I have sent you have been legally aided care cases. I have allowed you access to my firm's CCMS account to enable you to prepare and submit bills. I have been satisfied with the work you have done and continue to instruct you. I am a partner in my firm and have been a solicitor for over thirty years.
— Maurice Guyer, Partner Of Vickers & Co Solicitors
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Partners: Greg Powell, Zaman Legal Services Ltd (Directors: Sinead Zaman, Saloud Zaman)
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