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Alan Sheeley


About Alan

Alan Sheeley heads the firm's highly ranked Civil Fraud and Asset Recovery Team. He is an expert on advising on both foreign and domestic commercial frauds as well as onshore and offshore trust litigation. He has acted on cases involving breach of fiduciary duties and trust, breach of directors' duties, fraudulent misrepresentations, employee fraud, deceit and conspiracy. He has also advised extensively and obtained numerous freezing orders ( freezing injunctions ), worldwide freezing orders and disclosure orders involving various jurisdictions including the Isle of Man, Channel Islands, the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, India, USA, Cyprus, Switzerland and Bermuda.

Alan also has extensive experience in advising clients on internal investigations and crisis management. He is accustomed to dealing with high profile and sensitive matters which require detailed planning and an in-depth understanding of the legal, commercial, reputational and governance pressures clients often face. He is ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners which also comments that Alan "grasps complex situations very quickly, comes up with creative strategies and solutions, and is incredibly tenacious".

Alan is also on the board of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association and a member of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association, London Solicitors Litigation Association and the Fraud Advisory Panel. Alan is also ranked in Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2017 as a true leader in the field of fraud and asset recovery.  

Chambers and Partners 2018 say:

“The tenacious and creative Alan Sheeley acts for banks and businesses in large-scale, complex fraud disputes. Sources say he is fantastically energetic and adept at looking at all of the options.”

Legal 500 2018 say:

“Alan Sheeley is a star when it comes to litigation and the right partner for a tough case. Alan stands out as brilliant - he knows how to achieve his clients’ objectives and fights hard for them.”

Chambers and Partners 2017 say:

Alan Sheeley heads the civil fraud practice and assists banks, businesses and individuals with complex fraud-related matters. Market observers characterise him as a "very bright" and "sensible" tactician, who "does not give up easily and is willing to stick with something through thick and thin."

Legal 500 2017 say:

“Alan Sheeley's practice at Pinsent Masons LLP specialises in complex international fraud and is highly regarded for its technological innovation. The team acts for RBS and LLB Verwaltung.

Who’s Who Legal Asset Recovery 2017 say: 

Alan has a wealth of experience handling both onshore and offshore trust litigation. According to sources, “He is very practical and creative and clients love him.”

Alan is ranked as a leading practitioner by Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2018.


LLB (Hons) – University of Glamorgan.

Legal Practice Certificate – University of Glamorgan.