"A powerhouse and go-to firm for big players in need of representation"
The Legal 500
"Corporate Crime Law Firm of the Year"
Global Business Insight Awards
Niall is known for his in-depth corporate crime expertise. That expertise is reflected in his achievements to date and the demand for his services.
Niall’s ability, backed with his experience of running a City firm’s business crime and fraud department, has helped make him a logical choice to lead complex and multi-jurisdictional investigations. His knowledge of cross-border and global business crime cases and the successes he has obtained for clients mean he has an impressive track record and have led to him being highlighted in the latest edition of The Legal 500 international legal guide.
His skill in coordinating bribery and corruption cases that span the globe, his achievements in cases involving agencies such as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and his ability to recognise the very best route in the most complex of investigations have made him a solicitor who is popular with corporate clients.
He has brought judicial reviews against enforcement agencies and has also successfully challenged search warrants obtained by them.
His notable victories have led to Niall also being in demand from senior business figures, high net worth individuals and CEOs for cases that involve reputational issues in relation to general and serious crime allegations.
His caseload will, at any particular time, involve a variety of high-profile, high-stakes cases. Niall’s experience covers the full range of major fraud cases, from workplace and financial fraud through to the most complicated investment fraud schemes. He is also adept at managing the most involved money laundering, proceeds of crime and serious crime investigations and has had success in major conspiracy cases.
His dogged pursuit of the facts and his ability to use both evidence and legal argument to robustly challenge prosecutors’ claims are why he is sought by senior business and financial figures who are facing investigation by the likes of the NCA, FCA, Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the City of London Police and police regional organised crime units.
Niall Hearty explains why an overhaul of anti-corruption laws may not be necessary
With a leading think tank calling for major changes to UK anti-corruption laws, Niall Hearty told Law360 that having bolder, properly-resourced enforcement agencies may be a higher priority.
Law360 - December 2021READ MORE
Niall Hearty assesses the challenges facing the authorities in the wake of the Pandora Papers leak
With the Pandora Papers prompting further claims of major financial wrongdoing, Rahman Ravelli’s Niall Hearty wrote a short piece that considered the authorities’ efforts to tackle the problem.
Solicitor's Journal - November 2021READ MORE
Niall Hearty considers the issues surrounding corporate criminal liability
With the Law Commission drafting possible options for overhauling fraud laws in a way that could make it easier to prosecute companies, Niall Hearty wrote a piece examining corporate criminal liability.
Lawyer Monthly - October 2021READ MORE
With the UK losing more than £100 billion each year to fraud, Niall Hearty of financial crime specialists Rahman Ravelli outlines the problem and the possible solution
The annual cost of fraud to UK businesses and individuals is £137 billion.
July 2021READ MORE
Legal Director Niall Hearty assesses the likely impact of creating a wider range of failure to prevent offences
Proposals to create more 'failure to prevent' offences are gaining support as the UK considers how to address the issue of corporate criminal liability.
Thomson Reuters - June 2021READ MORE
Facilitating Tax Evasion
Niall Hearty of Rahman Ravelli outlines the offences of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion and the defence available to them.
October 2021READ MORE
Insolvency Practitioners and DAML requests
Niall Hearty of Rahman Ravelli details the new fast-track procedure that allows insolvency practitioners to make urgent Defence Against Money Laundering requests
August 2021READ MORE
Treasury efforts to amend the Money Laundering Regulations 2017
Niall Hearty of Rahman Ravelli details HM Treasury’s consultation on its proposals to alter the money laundering regime.
August 2021READ MORE
The FATF and Proliferation Financing Risk
Niall Hearty of Rahman Ravelli outlines the Financial Action Task Force’s proliferation financing guidance
July 2021READ MORE
Niall has a wealth of corporate crime expertise and an ability to coordinate global bribery and corruption cases. His achievements in such investigations have made him a logical choice for corporate clients.