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Nick has been described as “the best preparer of fraud briefs in the business”,

Nick Gay
Senior Legal Executive

Nick Gay is our senior litigator with in excess of 40 years experience in criminal litigation and more than 25 years experience in serious and major fraud cases. 

Nick is a fully accredited police station representative having long and extensive experience in representing clients in police stations, where his calm and robust approach is really appreciated.


He has conduct of many of our “project cases” and has been described as “the best preparer of fraud briefs in the business”, having extensive experience in serious fraud, money laundering and major crime cases. He has conducted many VAT and Excise Duty fraud and large scale mortgage fraud cases including R v K in the renowned “Harrovian Case” at the Central Criminal Court, said at the time to have been the largest mortgage fraud in English legal history. Nick also has rare experience of Serious Fraud Office investigations including assisting a number of suspects in the Al Yamamah investigation.  He also has extensive experience in dealing with major Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings. This alongside his knowledge and experience of conducting murder, rape and robbery cases holds all clients in good stead.


Away from work Nick enjoys spending time with his family, theatre, motorsports and travel.

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Notable Cases

R v W; MTIC Fraud – Kingston Crown Court
£7m “carousel fraud” relating to VAT on CPU trading.

R v N; Excise Duty Fraud – Cardiff Crown Court
Prosecution in £1m fraud involving duties due on HGV loads of alcohol imported, undeclared from Majorca.

R v T; Investor Fraud – Southwark Crown Court
SFO prosecution of individual who had defrauded high net worth “sophisticated” investors through a “medium term note” investment scheme.

F & 3 others; MTIC Fraud – Southwark Crown Court
Prosecution of many defendants in multi-million “carousel fraud” relating to VAT on CPU trading.


R v B; MTIC Fraud – Kingston Crown Court
Prosecution in a £2.7m “carousel fraud” relating to VAT on CPU trading.

R v H & D; Creditor Fraud – Cardiff Crown Court
Multi-million fraud against creditors of mother board manufacturing company with factories in Hertfordshire and Wales, based on fraudulent invoices.

R v B; MTIC Fraud – Birmingham Crown Court
£700m, prosecution of an individual at the centre very long-running “carousel fraud” perpetrated by a huge ring of connected gangs, relating to VAT on CPU trading conducted through several companies, the proceeds of which were laundered around the world.


R v S; Mortgage Fraud – St Albans Crown Court
£2m mortgage fraud perpetrated against building societies by principal of a series of firms of conveyancing solicitors.

R v NC; Boiler Room Fraud – St Albans Crown Court
£1m Boiler room fraud involving the sale of en primeur wines as investors to high net worth individual

R v B; Insider Dealing – Southwark Crown Court
FCA prosecution of a money launderer in a major “insider trading” ring based in the City of London

R v C; Fraud – Chelmsford Crown Court
Prosecution of senior MoD police officer in expenses claim fraud

R v A; Mortgage fraud – Southwark Crown Court
£7m mortgage fraud and substantial money laundering by London based organised crime group

R v S; Importation & Manufacture drugs – Central Criminal Court
NCA prosecution of substantial organised crime group involved in the importation and manufacture of class c drugs on industrial scale

R v W; VAT fraud - Norwich Crown Court
Prosecution of used car traders in Norfolk failing to declare VAT on the sales of used cars on a large scale

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