January 2019 marked the commencement of the first criminal trial of senior UK banking executives since the financial crisis in 2008. 

The trial involves the prosecution of former CEO of Barclays Bank PLC, John Varley, and three other former executives of Barclays PLC and Barclays Capital. The four defendant's face two charges of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation. All four defendants deny any wrongdoing.

Marie Bourke appears in Economia discussing the trial and how the SFO will be under pressure to deliver.

The significance of the Barclays bosses case is available to read on the Economia website.

Marie has a specific focus on representing people/companies involved in allegations of high value financial crime. In her white collar crime practice, she has defended clients facing allegations of fraudulent trading, money laundering, cheating the Public Revenue and conspiracy to defraud.