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As a highly-rated associate solicitor specialising in the defence of white-collar crime cases, Josie has carved a reputation for insightful representation of both corporates and individuals facing allegations of global economic wrongdoing or financial impropriety.
Josie is known for her sensitive, intelligent management of investigations and prosecutions in a range of multi-jurisdictional matters. Her caseload has a particular focus on asset recovery as well as allegations of bribery and corruption, fraud, tax evasion and money laundering. At any given time, she is managing a busy client portfolio that covers a broad range of large, complex and cross-border contentious matters.
While adept at managing her own caseload from pre-action and investigation through to trial, Josie is also in demand among colleagues who routinely seek her assistance in complex and high-value cases.
Her widely-recognised expertise coupled with her ability to provide informed legal advice have made her popular with clients, colleagues and other figures in the legal profession.
As a result, she has been heavily involved in some of the most significant bribery and corruption, tax evasion, cryptocurrency, money laundering and national and multinational fraud cases. She has extensive experience of representing clients in investigations brought by agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority and HM Revenue and Customs.
Josie Welland assesses the significance of the Financial Conduct Authority taking action against the cryptocurrency exchange Binance
Rahman Ravelli’s Josie Welland wrote an article about the implications of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) banning Binance, the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchange.
Law360 - July 2021READ MORE
Josie Welland records video conference on account freezing orders for the Law Friends Society
Rahman Ravelli’s Josie Welland will be presenting a short film covering the main aspects of account freezing orders.
April 2021READ MORE
Josie Welland details the FCA’s developing approach to cryptocurrency
Rahman Ravelli’s Josie Welland wrote about the approach taken to cryptocurrency regulation so far by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Her article was published by the Global Banking Regulation Review.
Global Banking Regulation Review - March 2021READ MORE
Josie Welland voted into a senior position at the Female Fraud Forum
Rahman Ravelli’s Josie Welland has taken up a leading position with the Female Fraud Forum (FFF).
March 2021READ MORE
London Fraud and Financial Crime Conference
Rahman Ravelli’s Syedur Rahman and Josie Welland will be keynote speakers at this year’s Law Friends Society fraud and financial crime conference.
15 September 2021
Law Friends Society
The main aspects of account freezing orders
1 May 2021
Cryptocurrency fraud: Investigating, managing risk and recovering assets
Each and every aspect of cryptocurrency fraud was scrutinised at an international webinar hosted by Rahman Ravelli.
28 January 2021
The lessons to be learnt from the attack on Poly Network
A decentralised financial network that said hackers had absconded with cryptocurrency worth $610m has reported that almost all of it has now been returned.
August 2021READ MORE
The Met, Money Laundering and Meeting the Cryptocurrency Challenge
For a police force that has been largely lagging behind its counterparts around the world, the Metropolitan Police appears to have started to turn the tide in its efforts to tackle cryptocurrency-related crime.
July 2021READ MORE
BINANCE BANNED - Financial Conduct Authority taking action against the cryptocurrency exchange Binance
The importance of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) banning Binance, the world's biggest crypto-currency exchange, from the UK cannot be overstated.
June 2021READ MORE
Elon Musk’s Controversial Crypto Tweets – Are they Market Manipulation?
Josie Welland outlines what can be considered market manipulation.
May 2021READ MORE
Colonial Pipeline: is the Enforcement of Know-Your-Customer and AML Laws Key to Reducing Ransomware Attacks?
In the US this week, the Colonial Pipeline has had to take itself offline after it was subject to a ransomware cyber-attack. This has had far reaching consequences, resulting in a presidential statement, and the relaxation of transport rules to minimise disruption to supply. Indeed, these consequences went far beyond even what the cyber attacker had intended. In a public statement, the Darkside (who have admitted to the attack) wrote on its website “Our goal is to make money and not creating problems for society.”
May 2021READ MORE
Josie specialises in defending national and multinational white-collar crime cases. She has been involved in some of the most notable bribery and corruption, tax evasion, cryptocurrency, money laundering, fraud and asset recovery investigations.