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Head Of Serious Fraud & Business Crime

Mark Troman is a senior member of the crime team responsible for complex case work and higher court advocacy as well as supervising and training solicitors.

Mark is regularly instructed to act for those accused of serious offences, from complex frauds to murder or sophisticated drug dealing enterprises. These cases often concern multiple defendants, can last for many years and lead to thousands of pages of evidence. In doggedly pursuing the prosecution for disclosure and counter-investigating their claims, Mark has considerable knowledge of all forms of modern investigative techniques such as digital forensics, covert surveillance and call data analysis.

Mark regularly defends in prosecutions by non-police agencies such as HM Revenue and Customs, local Trading Standards or food hygiene regulators. He has excellent financial acumen which he brings to bear when defending prosecutions for complex tax fraud or money laundering.

In 2009 Mark set up a dedicated road traffic department at Powell Spencer & Partners and leads the team. He regularly appears at trials and ‘special reasons’ hearings and has saved the driving licences of countless people, either through acquittal or persuasive mitigation. Road traffic law is a technical area with many pitfalls and Mark enjoys the challenges it presents to provide practical legal solutions for his clients. He never forgets the impact a disqualification can have on a defendant and their family and remains focused on finding a way out for his client, when others might accept the seemingly inevitable.

Sitting on the committee of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association since 2014, Mark has been at the forefront of defending the interests of criminal practitioners and their clients, the accused. The LCCSA is the oldest association dedicated to the interests of criminal law specialists. After one year’s service he was appointed the Honourable Secretary of the Association, a post he held for three years, before becoming the Junior Vice President in 2018. From this position he is well informed of all reforms and changes to a system, within which he seeks to chart a successful course for all his clients.

Client Testimonials

I am so incredibly grateful to have had Mark as my lawyer. The past two years been incredibly difficult for me and my family. Not only did he help with the HMRC case, with charges of cheating the revenue and VAT fraud, he also helped me on an emotional level as well. Mark was able to recover details of my past to build a picture from many years ago that I had long since forgotten! He was also very patient when providing advice on technical and financial aspects of the case.

I am incredibly grateful for his compassion and guidance. Mark gave me my life back and I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer!

 

— Mr. L, 3/12/18

Mark was utterly unflappable and calm over the fifteen months of my case – the most difficult time of my life – including at my initial police station interview, which was incredibly reassuring. He dealt very calmly and professionally with an investigating officer who was difficult and obstructive, ensuring at all times that my concerns were addressed and he kept me fully abreast of developments.

Mark was determined and tenacious in pursuing evidence, offering solutions but also at the same time willing to listen to my ideas, and flexibly adapted as the case unfolded over many months. Throughout, Mark maintained a clear strategic mindset that was always focused on achieving the right outcome. I cannot praise his skill and professionalism highly enough.

 

— Mr. H, 8/6/18

Professional Testimonials

Mark Troman is a truly committed and passionate lawyer, always fizzing with ideas about case strategy, and gets fantastic results for his clients, whether private or publicly funded. He will not treat any case as standard, and it is for that reason that his clients get the best representation.

Mark is great on the law, will push to get the best out of counsel, work closely with the client, challenge the prosecution and explore every avenue to get the best possible outcome in a case.

 

— Katy Thorne QC, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers

When it comes to multi-handed cases, Mark Troman is the solicitor that every counsel wished that they had. He prepares his cases with a meticulous eye for detail and the quality of that preparation is second to none.

 

— Sam Robinson, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers

Notable Cases

Murder/ Attempted Murder

R v ES

Successfully defended one of three men accused of fatally stabbing a young man to death. Mark’s collation and analysis of mobile telephone, call data and CCTV evidence proved his client was not present and the Crown withdrew the charge mid-trial.

R v TO

Charge of attempted murder following an attack with an axe in a London park, court took account of the mitigating psychiatric evidence in passing sentence

R v JC

Only defendant acquitted of murder, false imprisonment and robbery after a man was kicked to death over a drug debt.

Tax Fraud & Money Laundering

R v ZG

A money laundering conspiracy which lasted 7 years, involved over 1,000 hours of covert recordings and tens of thousands of pages of evidence but to which Mark’s client avoided conviction.

R v JL

Successful defence of man charged with cheating the revenue, fraudulent evasion of VAT and money laundering.

Trading Standards

R v CW

Prosecution for fraud and unfair trading for online services and allegations of penalty charges. At trial acquitted of most serious count of fraudulent trading.

R v IG

Ongoing defence of man accused of unfair trading, fraud and money laundering involving ‘clocked cars’

Serious Violence and Sexual Offences

R v LE

Prosecution for rape of a man by 2 women and third male defendant on an indictment which also contained charges of false imprisonment and serious assault. Both the complainant and the client suffered from learning difficulties in this complex case in which multiple expert witnesses were called.

R v MP

Prosecution for rape of a man by 2 women and third male defendant on an indictment which also contained charges of false imprisonment and serious assault. Both the complainant and the client suffered from learning difficulties in this complex case in which multiple expert witnesses were called.

R v AA

Charge of rape dismissed before trial. Allegation made by woman who met the defendant following online communication and claimed he spiked her drink and attacked her in a hotel room. The Defence obtained the social media evidence, when police failed to act, and forced the case to collapse.

Drug Supply

R v SHL

Man acquitted of drug supply when his home was raided. Large sums of cash were seized in his flat but the drugs and a weapon were found in an outbuilding. The defence called the Crown’s forensic expert and undermined his claims to such an extent the judge dismissed the charge.

R v MK

Man acquitted of drug supply when his home was raided. Large sums of cash were seized in his flat but the drugs and a weapon were found in an outbuilding. The defence called the Crown’s forensic expert and undermined his claims to such an extent the judge dismissed the charge.

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@PSPLawUK

RT @lccsa We fought the Government’s attempts to consolidate the profession through two tiers . We will offer contracts based on volume the Government said . They settled with contracts which have ground providers down . Two in one day is not simply down to bad luck pic.twitter.com/lJWL2hE6Au

About 3 weeks ago from Powell Spencer's Twitter via Twitter for Android

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Accreditations

© 2019 Powell Spencer & Partners. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Registration No. 57736).

All payments are made in Pound Sterling (£ GBP)