Peter Wilson is a consultant solicitor at Fulcrum Chambers.

He practices both civil and criminal law and specialises in the following areas of law:

  • Tax investigation, litigation and prosecution defence;
  • Fraud and money laundering investigation and prosecution defence;
  • Environmental investigations; and
  • Technology disputes and cybercrime.

Peter also has particular experience in the gambling sector both in the UK and internationally. He has represented businesses in licence reviews, civil litigation, and as a defence lawyer in gambling, fraud, bribery, tax, and money laundering prosecutions. A long-standing member of the International Masters of Gambling Law and the Gambling Commission’s Lawyers Forum, Peter has spoken about gambling law regulation at many conferences around the world.

Peter has been running PWL for 8 years and before that spent most of his career at Tarlo Lyons Solicitors (1991-2006). He was also a partner in Blake Lapthorn LLP (now Blake Morgan) (2006-9) and Memery Crystal LLP (2009-12). He holds an MA in Modern History and Politics from the University of Warwick and qualified in law at the Colleges of Law in Chester and Chancery Lane.

Prior to his career in law, he ran a small construction business and a car and commercial vehicle sales business.

Experience

White Collar Defence & Advisory

Over the last 30 years Peter has represented clients before a number of governmental agencies and regulators both within the UK and abroad. He has advised manufacturers, remote and non-remote operators, premises owners, banks, regulators, trade associations, software providers, affiliates and professional gamblers, both in the UK and internationally on issues relating to a wide range of white-collar crime and regulatory issues including gambling, fraud, bribery, tax and money laundering prosecutions.

Bribery & Corruption

Peter has significant experience of advising and representing clients in relation to bribery and corruption, particularly within the gambling sector.

Cyber Crime

Peter has substantial experience of advising and representing clients in relation to various cyber and data issues. His work has including disputes over software development and supply contracts, hacking and data theft, cyber fraud, denial of service attacks, and extortion.

Fraud

Peter has significant experience of advising and representing clients in relation to fraud, particularly within the gambling sector.

Money Laundering

Peter has significant experience of advising and representing clients in relation to money laundering prosecutions, particularly within the gambling sector.

Tax Evasion & Fraud

Peter has extensive experience of assisting clients in resolving civil enquiries and defending criminal prosecutions. He is familiar with COP 9, Tax Tribunal litigation and has negotiated many settlements with HMRC covering most taxes, including income, corporation, inheritance, value added tax, and customs & excise duties. In recent years Peter has been handling substantial litigation over temporary workers travel schemes and National Minimum Wage investigations.

Tax Investigations

Peter has substantial experience in conducting both internal investigations where allegations of tax evasion arise, as well as defending and providing advice to companies and individuals who find themselves subject to HMRC investigation, prosecution, or Tax Tribunal litigation.

He is familiar with COP 9, Tax Tribunal litigation and has negotiated many settlements with HMRC covering most taxes, including income, corporation, inheritance, value added tax and customs & excise duties.

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