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 bribery, corruption, money laundering, tax evasion, Account Freezing Orders, insider dealing, fraud by abuse of position, fraudulent selling and land banking. Ilana's experience covers investigations and prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), 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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