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Originally qualified in New Zealand, she re-qualified in the UK in 1985 and has specialised in the defence of Serious Organised Crime since then.
She is one of the most senior leading women criminal defence practitioners in London with a longstanding wide and varied client base across many communities e.g. the Vietnamese, Turkish, Italian and Iranian communities in particular.
She has been a partner in this practice for over ten years.
Cases of note:
"Partner specialising in all forms of criminal defence work, including gang-related violent crime, large-scale drugs cases, tobacco and cigarette importations, conspiracies to facilitate immigration, fraud, etc. She has defended in many cases investigated by SOCA, HM Revenue and Customs as well as prosecutions by the CPS Organised Crime Division. Recent cases include a people-smuggling ring, when she represented a Turkish client who was one of ten defendants; a conspiracy to supply cocaine, involving six Albanian defendants; and a £6m cigarette and wine duty evasion case. She has a large client base in the East End of London , as well as extensive links in the Albanian, Iranian and Afghani communities. Her current cases include an SFO prosecution in which her client is alleged to have been involved in a conspiracy to defraud the Allied Irish Bank of £65m; and an alleged conspiracy, R v JH and others, involving ten defendants accused of importing cannabis on a very substantial scale from continental Europe using haulage companies, of which her client is a director of one. Both cases are due to be tried later this year. She also represents a suspect in an East and West Midland-wide enquiry by HMRC into an alleged conspiracy to smuggle raw tobacco and machinery into the UK to be used in the production of counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco in the UK; charges expected in May/June. Penny recently successfully defended a serving soldier in the British Army in this country and has now been instructed in a court martial in Germany to be held in May/June involving an allegation of death by dangerous driving against a British army soldier based there."
Penny Muir has been cited as a notable lawyer by The Legal 500 2022 Edition. Click here to see Penny's Legal 500 profile in full.
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“We will always remember that you were there for us when we felt no one cared.”
“Penny, thank you so much for your help and support. The service you have provided has been excellent.”
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