Elly Proudlock

Counsel, London

“I am a criminal defence lawyer with a focus on business crime. I aim to achieve the best possible outcome for clients facing criminal and/or regulatory exposure”.

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Elly acts in criminal investigations involving the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and other authorities, representing companies and individuals facing allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering and other types of misconduct.
 
Work highlights

Elly has acted for clients in many high-profile SFO investigations. Recent experience includes:

  • advising a company in connection with a self-report to the SFO regarding suspected offences under the Bribery Act
  • advising a multinational energy services in relation to an SFO investigation into its historic use of agents

Elly has also represented senior individuals in:

  • the SFO investigation into Barclays (payments to Qatar)
  • the SFO investigation into ENRC (alleged corruption in Africa)
  • the SFO investigation into Rolls-Royce (alleged corruption)
  • the SFO investigation into Bertling (alleged corruption)
  • the SFO investigation into Serco (alleged overcharging)
  • the FCA’s LIBOR investigation

Elly was also part of the team that successfully challenged and brought to an end the SFO investigation into Vincent Tchenguiz, in relation to the collapse of Kaupthing Bank.

 

Professional experience

In addition to her business crime work, Elly has represented pro bono clients in inquest proceedings through the Royal British Legion. In 2015, she secured a significant result for the families of four British servicemen who died in a road traffic collision whilst on active service in Afghanistan. She has also provided pro bono advice to a UK criminal appeals charity.

Elly is a member of the Fraud Lawyers’ Association.

Education and qualifications

Elly studied French and Spanish at Cambridge University.