Ilana Baines - Solicitor
+44 (0) 20 7842 1633


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 at in a well-known central London firm. Ilana is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association, Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association, Young Fraud Lawyers Association, Junior Lawyers Division and Female Fraud Forum. Ilana is also a Mentor at the University of Law providing advice and guidance to law students.

News and Articles

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

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
































Challenging the Adequate Procedures Defence - 25 May 2018










































Criminal Law Update- Joint Enterprise - 17 March 2016










































































Trial Without Jury - 13 March 2017




























































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








































Challenging the Adequate Procedure Defence  - 14 June 2018























































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


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