Erin Cowley



Erin joined the Fraud & Regulatory team at Burton Copeland in 2011 and is a solicitor who now has over 10 years experience in representing Defendants facing high value, complex fraud, money laundering allegations, BIS and Trading Standards cases.

Erin is a VHCC supervisor and also conducts cases involving confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act, Restraint Orders and Receivership matters.

She is a member of the Law Society and the The North West Fraud Forum.

Notable cases:

R v R – represented a Defendant in one of 5 trials carried out in relation to a large carousel fraud prosecuted by the HMRC, in excess of £176 million.

R v S – confiscation proceedings following conviction for £30 million carousel fraud. The POCA was initially valued at £26 million with the Defendant being ordered to pay just £234,000.

R v S – represented the lead defendant in a large scale, complex CIS VAT fraud involving a number of construction companies across the Country valued in excess of £5 million.

R v M – represented a restrained non- defendant, third party in protracted confiscation proceedings which led to an application to the high court for a certificate of inadequacy and later an enforcement receivership order.