Ilana Baines - Solicitor
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Ilana is a criminal litigation lawyer specialising in white collar crime and corporate fraud matters. She has experience defending allegations of complex fraud including corruption, money laundering, tax evasion, insider dealing, fraud by abuse of position, fraudulently selling tickets and land banking. Ilana's experience covers investigations and prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (formerly the Financial Services Authority), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), The Royal Mail and National Trading Standards. Ilana advises professional clients in respect of regulatory proceedings including Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) investigations and interventions. Ilana also specialises in representing clients in Restraint and Confiscation proceedings.

Notable experience


Ilana graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2007 and completed her LPC at the College of Law in London. She joined Byrne and Partners in 2011 after completing her training. Ilana is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association, Women Lawyers Division of the Law Society and is on the Women In Criminal Law committee. Ilana is also a Mentor at the University of Law providing advice and guidance to law students.

News and Articles

Financier Worldwide - Unexplained wealth orders and account freezing orders - 22 January 2020

INSIGHT: U.K. Justice System Reform - Online Pleas and a Common Platform - 05 November 2019

SOCPA Agreements - What Are They All About - 30 August 2019





















































Court Reforms and the Impact of Justice - 02 July 2019











































INSIGHT U.K. Justice System Reform—Digital by Default and Justice for All - 27 June 2019




































Online Whistleblowing Platform - 26 February 2019





































Why has there been a crackdown on sports ticket touting? - 18 July 2018











































Challenging the Adequate Procedure Defence - 14 June 2018

































Confiscation Orders and the Impact of Part Payment on Default Sentences - 18 April 2018






































Trial Without Jury - 13 March 2017





































































Criminal Law Update- Joint Enterprise - 17 March 2016













































Challenging the Adequate Procedures Defence - 25 May 2018










































New Restorative Justice Service to be implemented in London - 15 September 2016
















































Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive - Criminal Law & Justice Weekly 4 July 2015

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