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Background

Ekwall Singh Tiwana

Call: 1988

Ekwall Singh Tiwana has practised in the fields of criminal and international law many years with great success. He is legal counsel to the Black footballers partnership see bfp.org.com .

Expertise

Crime

Ekwall has practised in all areas of criminal law for thirty years. He has extensive and substantial experience of general crime mainly as a leading junior and junior to Queens Counsel. He specialises in defending in the most serious categories of offences involving sex, drugs and violence.

Between 1998 -1999 he practised criminal law in Queensland Australia and is a member of the Queensland and Federal Bar of Australia. In addition to Practicing criminal law Ekwall has also undertaken extensive training with the chartered institute of arbitrators.

Ekwall specialises in defending in serious fraud cases and is fully versed in all aspects of the Proceeds of crime and money laundering legislation. He has been instructed to represent a number of clients facing prosecution by the serious fraud office and company directors who have been accused of stealing and defrauding companies and the revenue of many millions of pounds. He has considerable experience in these specialist fields and has a good understanding of the commercial and financial aspects of serious fraud. Ekwall has also been instructed in relation to company compliance and regulatory issues.

Ekwall is readily aware of the need for early preparation in these types of cases which forms the background for effective case management.

He has appeared in the magistrates, crown, divisional and appellate courts in matters associated with confiscation, money laundering and restraint proceedings both criminal and civil.

Ekwall is fully acquainted with all aspects of the disclosure duties and statutory requirements. Ekwall is on the VHCC panel.

Ekwall is a qualified arbitrator. He has organised conferences in India and has strong links with the country.

Criminal Fraud & Proceeds of Crime

Ekwall specialises in defending in serious fraud cases and is fully versed in all aspects of the proceeds of crime and money laundering legislation. He has been instructed to represent a number of clients facing prosecution by the serious fraud office and company directors who have been accused of stealing and defrauding companies and the revenue of many millions of pounds. He has considerable experience in these specialist fields and has a good understanding of the commercial and financial aspects aspects of serious fraud.

Ekwall advises international companies and directors on compliance issues in India and the UK.

Ekwall is readily aware of the need for early preparation in these types of cases which forms the backgroud for effective case management.

He has appeared in the magistrates, crown , divisional and appellate courts in matters associated with confiscation, money laundering and restraint proceedings both criminal and civil.

Ekwall is fully acquainted with all aspects of the disclosure duties and statutory requirements. Ekwall is on the VHCC panel.

Ekwall is a qualified arbitrator. He has organised conferences in India and has strong links with the country.

Notable Crime Cases


R V mj

2024
Represented defendant in high profile multi handed sexual grooming case


R v rg

2024
Represented defendant in Multi handed high profile joint enterprise murder case


R v I J h

2023
Drugs supply re county lines


R v JS

2023
Representation of JS on significant supply of drugs


R v RG

2023
Night club murder


R v DB (Nottingham crown court 2023)

Police officer acquitted of misconduct charges


R v AB (Warwick crown court 2023)

Represented he r in significant conspiracy to defraud


R v MA (Sheffield crown court 2023)

Represented him in high profile murder case


R v Nb

2022
Defendant avoids prison re large scale banking fraud


R v DB

2022
Defendant acquitted violent disorder


R v LP (Northampton Crown Court 2022)

Modern Slavery and drugs


R v bc (Birmingham Crown Court 2021)

Pharmacist avoids prison on supply of drugs


R v ZA (Wolverhampton Crown Court 2021)

Defendant acquitted on pervert the course of justice and firearm charges


R v BA (Wolverhampton Crown Court 2021)

Defendant acquitted on drugs charges – large scale county lines supply


R v A

2020
Defendant avoids prison on supplying class A drugs


R v MC

2019
Defendant acquitted on firearm charges


R v SS

2019
Letting agents avoid prison on fraud counts


R v TK

2019
Gangland murder case


R v SM

2018
Defendant acquitted on rape charges


R v B

2017
Defendant found not guilty on drug charges


R v DC Birmingham

2016
Multi handed multi million pound drugs importation


R v JB

2016
Wolverhampton defendant facing complex money laundering and proceeds of crime


R v IV (Stafford)

footballer acquitted


R v MS court of appeal

2016
murder appeal against conviction


R v C

2016
Birmingham serious regulatory matters


R v IR

proceeds of crime complex in relation to apportionment of benefit


R v CB

2016
defendants acquitted of serious violence matters


R v GC

2015
Wolverhampton defendant on rape charges acquitted after submissions


R v Delroy Facey (Birmingham Crown Court 2015)

defended former premier league striker on conspiracy to bribe charges


R v M Bray (Grimsby Crown Court 2015)

defendant received suspended sentence in high value fraud case.


R -v- Richardson BL

Wolves Fans on Trial


R -v - Morris D. (David)

Three Jailed For Drugs Worth 500k Hidden in Cereal Bags


R v T (Shrewsbury Crown Court 2014)

Rape defendant acquitted


R v Cohen (Swindon 2014)

Armed robbery 250,000 jewellery heist


R v Admason (Birmingham 2014)

defendant convicted of murder defending in cold case DNA rape case from 1997


R v DJ, R v A, R v D (Birmingham) Operation Cougar

defended 3 defendants in 3 different trials on a series of trials relating to a widespread conspiracy to supply class a drugs in the West Midlands.


R v Hall - (Nottingham 2013)

multi million pound tobacco importation defendant avoids prison


R v S M - (Teesside ongoing 2013)

multi defendant sexual grooming


R v Loveridge - (Wolverhampton 2013)

Rape case defendant acquitted because of lack of disclosure.


R v T - (Wolverhampton Crown Court 2013)

youth originally charged with attempted murder but avoids prison on a section 18 stabbing


R v Grey - (Wolverhampton 2013)

55000 benefits fraud defendant avoids prison


R v E - (Wolverhampton 2013)

class a drug supply


R v IB - (2013)

vat fraud defendant acquitted


R v l - (2013)

Armed robberies


International Arbitration & Trade

Ecky is a regular visitor to India and can speak Hindi and Punjabi. He has extensive contacts in India and has close associations with a network of professional advisors both in the UK and in India. He has advised companies, individuals and partnerships in relation to the legal and financial obstacles facing them in establishing business in India. Ecky has also been instructed by Indian companies in relation to advice on the setting up of business structures in the UK and Europe.

Ecky has close links with members of the Indian Bar, state governments and various Chambers and Boards of commerce in India.

He is a member of a number of organisations, the IBA, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, various Indian arbitration associations, and the Overseas Promotion of Trade in India Organisation and has started to appear as an advocate in overseas arbitrations. Ecky also practised as a barrister in Queensland and New South Wales and is a member of the Queensland and federal bar of Australia.

As an active networker, he has organised and participated in a number of high profile events in the UK and in India. Ecky has been asked to organise and speak at a number of prestigious seminars and conferences. Ecky has extensive knowledge of the Bribery and Corruption Act 2010 and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the related Indian acts on corporate compliance. He has advised many individuals and companies in the UK and overseas on the application of this legislation.

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  • Barrister (UK)
  • Arbitrator (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)
  • Member of the Queensland Bar, Australia
  • LLB (Hons)
  • Qualified Arbitrator (as assessed by the Chartered Institute of Arbitration London)
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

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