Mishcon de Reya LLP (London, UK)
JO RICKARDS is a Partner in the Fraud and Regulatory Department. Having trained with Peters & Peters, she became a Partner in 1992. An acknowledged expert in her Fraud and Regulatory practice, Jo represents defendants/ witnesses in often high profile SFO and FSA investigations and HM Revenue & Customs cases. She has extensive experience in corruption cases, all types of banking, securities and investment frauds, insider dealing/ market abuse investigations and disciplinary and regulatory work. She also advises on mutual legal assistance issues. Jo acts for individuals involved in internal or regulatory enquiries. She is a key member of the firm's Cartels team, acting in investigations and advising clients on the implications of the Enterprise Act 2002 regarding the criminalisation of cartel behaviour. Jo was declared as a 'Hot 100' lawyer in 'The Lawyer' (January 2003) after her successful defence of the Wickes Group Finance Director in SFO proceedings. She writes articles and lectures on her specialist areas, especially on the investigation and prosecution of hardcore cartel members and on corruption. She is a member of The Times' Law Panel. She is ranked as an expert in Legal Experts 2008.