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Dan Stowers

Partner, Head of Business Crime & Compliance

0113 518 5068
07450 515 771

Dan is a Partner and leads our business crime and compliance team.

An experienced serious and complex fraud, business crime and compliance practitioner, Dan's practice covers all aspects of fraud and financial crime defence: arrest, compelled interviews, search warrants, productions orders, freezing orders and dawn raids.

He advises on all aspects of financial crime compliance including programmes and policies (anti-money laundering; anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions, anti-tax evasion and anti-fraud compliance) In addition, he advises on internal corporate fraud investigations (anti-money laundering advice, bribery and other areas relating to corporate and individual criminal liability) as well as crisis and reputation management.

Dan acts for a range of clients including individuals, corporates, partnerships and charities.

Over two decades in practice he has acted in the full range of criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions including those brought by the the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, CPS, HMRC and other regulators including those with parallel regulatory and linked financial, confiscation and restraint matters.

In 2015 he became an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist having been trained by the City of London Police Economic Crime Academy and as such advises organisations and individuals in respect of compliance (including anti-money laundering, bribery and corruption and the Criminal Finances Act 2017) and counter fraud as well as internal investigations.

Dan is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association, Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association and the International Bar Association (Business Crime).  

Dan is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 and Chambers directories. He has been described as possessing “clarity, drive and determination to deliver on complex issues…” (Chambers and Partners, 2023). The Legal 500 2023 noted “Dan Stowers is head and shoulders above the competition. He is an outstanding solicitor.”

Dan joined us in 2022. He is based in Leeds, but works across our office locations.

[Dan Stowers] is one of the standout lawyers (if not THE standout lawyer) in the region and equally a match for sector-leading London lawyers. He never loses focus on the endgame and is an expert in navigating prosecution minefields. He is both a tactician and negotiator, with a keen eye for detail.

Chambers and Partners, 2021

Dan Stowers has over 20 years’ experience, much of which related to serious and complex fraud cases. He is friendly and approachable to clients, but tenacious with his opponents. Having worked with Dan, he has consistently proved to be a very strategic thinker with an incredible eye for detail. He is particularly effective during investigations and has managed to stop criminal investigations before his client has been charged.

The Legal 500, 2021

Dan Stowers is clearly in control of his cases. He has the exceptional ability of both being able to have a well-reasoned overview of a case as well as having all the details at his fingertips. This means that you feel that he is truly providing the best representation for his client.

The Legal 500, 2020

Dan Stowers is without doubt the most dynamic lawyer in his field, understanding the issues immediately and how to address them.

The Legal 500, 2020

[Dan Stowers is] highly experienced in all aspects of fraud work and is head and shoulders above his peers… a leader in the field.

The Legal 500, 2012

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