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Martin Liddiard - Criminal Fraud & Proceeds of Crime

Martin Liddiard is regarded as one of the UK's Leading Juniors in Complex Fraud and Money Laundering Cases and has been regularly cited in the Legal 500. His instructions cover all aspects of this area of the law with notable large scale investigations including Operation Duma, Vex, Inertia, District and many others. 
He has a keen eye for the essence of a case combined with excellent strategic abilities invariably put in place at an early stage. Mr. Liddiard instils immediate confidence in all who instruct him, lay and professional client alike.


Has a broad criminal practice with experience in commercial fraud, drug-related crime, road traffic and health and safety in the workplace. He has particular expertise in cases relating to the possession of firearms.
 "A polished advocate" who is "very accessible and good at explaining the complexities of the area." "He's very bright, highly astute and very commercial."
Chambers UK 2016







Prosecutes and defends a vast range of criminal offences, including drugs conspiracies and violent crime. He also has considerable experience of handling firearms offences.
Chambers UK 2015 

"He's realistic and persuasive, and instils complete confidence. He's completely on top of his game."
Chambers UK 2013

Martin Liddiard of No5 Chambers in Birmingham has a noted financial crime practice, with a substantial sideline of POCA and asset forfeiture work.
Chambers UK 2012

Martin Liddiard is 'highly recommended for high-value fraud cases. ' 
Legal 500 2009


R -v- Raja (Bradford Crown Court) - Leading Junior in trial that lasted 9 weeks. The Defendant faced charges of Conspiracy to Defraud insurance companies in relation to high value motor vehicles.

R -v- Brown (Luton Crown Court) - Leading Junior in trial that lasted 7 weeks. The Defendant faced charges of Conspiracy to Receive Stolen Goods and Conspiracy to Possess Criminal Property namely stolen motor vehicles.

R -v- W (Birmingham Crown Court) - Led Junior in £750m sophisticated pyramid fraud. Category 1 VHCC case deemed as suitable for High Court Judge only.

R -v- C (Birmingham Crown Court) - "Operation Duma". Led Junior in Conspiracy to Cheat the Public Revenue and Conspiracy to Conceal Criminal Property valued at £50m.

R -v- S (Kingston Crown Court) - "Operation Inertia". Led Junior in multi-million pound MTIC fraud.

R -v- M (Southwark Crown Court & Cardiff Crown Court) - Led Junior in 2 prosecutions, one an international missing trader fraud, the other an extensive fraud relating to deception ogf bank/insurance company clients by creation of exlusive false documentation.