Tamlyn Edmonds - Partner

Tamlyn is a founding Partner of Edmonds Marshall McMahon. Tamlyn specialises in serious fraud, cyber-crime, asset recovery, international fraud, corruption and intellectual property crime. She is typically instructed by corporates, HNW victims of fraud, NGO’s, those involved in the investigation of national/international fraud and luxury brands.

Tamlyn was called to the Bar in 2000 and is a highly experienced prosecutor.Prior to founding Edmonds Marshall McMahon, Tamlyn headed up the Department of Health, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) specialist team of prosecutors, a role in which she gained an impressive reputation. Tamlyn was the lead lawyer in the largest-ever counterfeit medicines case prosecuted by the Department of Health, R v Gillespie and others (2011) concerning the importation of counterfeit, prescription only, life-saving medicines which eventually reached the legitimate supply chain within the UK, leading to a rare Class 1 recall by the MHRA.

Tamlyn has significant experience in restraint and confiscation, having dealt with a number of cases over the years including the largest ever confiscation order (£21 million) ever to be awarded in a private prosecution, R v Somaia (2016) (https://uae.emmlegal.com/news/emm-secures-confiscation-order/). She also has experience in the area of extradition, both within and outside the EU.

Tamlyn is highly regarded by her clients and is known for her exceptional grasp of criminal law and procedure, and her imaginative approach to ensuring her clients achieve the best results. She has been described as having “constant commitment, creativity and professionalism” which “never ceases to impress”.

In 2019, Tamlyn was invited to sit on the Advisory Committee to the Fraud Advisory Panel, providing strategic advice and challenge to the main board.In 2016, she was voted “Boutique Lawyer of the Year” by the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards in recognition of her success in the private prosecution field.

Tamlyn has spoken at The Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime (2016) on the topic of private prosecutions and asset tracing and has presented at the annual conference for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is often quoted in the national press and has appeared as a guest on BBC Radio 4 Moneybox discussing the rise in private prosecutions for fraud and matters relating to cybercrime.

What the directories say:

Tamlyn is a recommended individual in Legal 500 – Fraud: White-collar Crime and Chambers & Partners – Financial Crime: Private Prosecutions in London

‘a fantastic lawyer who cuts through complex issues quickly, effectively and accurately’. Legal 500 (2020)

‘a senior public prosecutor for many years, yet has the polished strategic sense and sensitivity to deal with individuals’. Legal 500 (2020)

‘an experienced prosecutor who constantly seeks innovative ways to pursue cases’ and a ‘very bright… fearless advocate (with) good forensic skills.’ Legal 500 (2019)

‘incredibly hard-working and has great judgement.’ Chambers & Partners (2019)

‘well regarded for her expertise in bringing private prosecutions relating to fraud’. Chambers & Partners (2019)

‘Her strengths are her sheer knowledge and application of the law as it relates to the matters in hand. She is always available to provide practical and pragmatic guidance in a timely fashion. Her professionalism and commitment to justice stands out. She is an experienced prosecutor who constantly seeks innovative ways to pursue cases on behalf of her clients’. Chambers & Partners (2019)

“quickly gets to the nub of the issue”. Legal 500 (2013)

  • Treasurer of Cybercrime Practitioners Association Committee
  • Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA)
  • The Female Fraud Forum
  • Fraud Advisory Panel
  • LAWorld