The 36 Cyber Crime team have a strong and long established nationally respected expertise in defending and prosecuting Cyber Crime, cryptocurrency, crypto assets, technology and data protection offences. Our expertise and experience extends across domestic, international and cross jurisdictional offences before the UK courts.

36 Cyber Crime team members have represented a wide range of companies and individuals within the context of cyber enabled Business Crime and Fraud/Money Laundering, as well as providing representation for cyber dependant Offending (Computer Misuse Act 1990 offences). Members have been responsible (through specialist prosecuting departments, Cyber CCU/SEOCID) for prosecuting and defending some of the most serious, voluminous and complex cyber/technology-based offences to come before UK courts. They have experience in dealing with crypto currency/ crypto assets and the consequent restraint, recovery and confiscation proceedings that follow.

Several members of the team have presented multiple seminars nationally and internationally on various aspects of cybercrime and technology related offending. This has included seminars on Computer Misuse Offence Act/Business Crime & Fraud and all aspects of cyber dependant/enabled offending; crypto asset forfeiture (including freezing and unexplained wealth orders); cryptocurrency and blockchain technology use in crime; DAO’s (decentralised autonomous organisations), De-Fi (Decentralised Finance) and digital asset litigation.

Areas of expertise

include (but are not limited to):

  • All Cyber dependant offending (e.g., Computer Misuse Act 1990) such as Hacking; DOS/DDOS offences; Phishing; Malware related offending; Ransomware attacks and Crypto mining related offences.
  • Cyber Enabled offending, e.g., Business Crime, Fraud & Money Laundering Offences or Data Theft offending, enabled and enhanced through the use of technology and/or the internet.
  • Serious Economic and Organised Cyber Crime including offending committed or enabled through e.g., use of the Deep or Dark web.
  • Crypto currency/ Crypto asset restraint, civil recovery and confiscation, freezing orders and unexplained wealth orders.
  • Privacy and GDPR related offences, including the use of “deepfakes”.
  • Cyber/Digital asset-based offending including SME’s; DAO’s; De-Fi; Blockchain; smart contract technology.
  • Individual internet and social media related offending, e.g., “trolling”; “revenge porn”; stalking; harassment.
  • Technology and internet based sexual based offending, e.g., possession/production and distribution of Indecent Images, internet-based grooming.

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