Evan represents professional and commercial clients before regulatory panels and in the related courts. He is highly regarded for his detailed preparation and understanding of issues faced by clients who are alleged to have breached professional standards and regulations, including fitness to practice issues. Clients include solicitors, medical practitioners, politicians, accountants, architects, senior directors and sports professionals.
He has been listed as a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 UK and has been described as ‘superb; always goes that extra mile for his clients and is always well prepared.
Evan also supervises colleagues in cases across the regulatory spectrum:
Evan Wright represents businesses and families at inquests, particularly in the healthcare sector. Evan also represents at inquests arising from incidents at work or road traffic accidents. His experience in criminal defence and professional fitness to practise proceedings gives Evan a good understanding of terminology and processes arising in evidence at the Coroners Court.
Evan has represented at inquests involving – deaths at care homes, hospitals, office premises, in police custody and other settings where the State owe the relevant person a duty of care. Instructions often relate to personal injury, clinical negligence and criminal cases such as gross negligence manslaughter. Some involve questions of suicide or maladministration of medication. See the Notable Cases below for examples of Evan’s representation at inquests. Also see Evan’s article on What to expect from a lawyer at the Coroner’s Court.
Evan is a partner in the Business Crime and Regulation team. He qualified as a solicitor in 1997 after working for five years as a clerk in the defence and prosecution of serious fraud cases.
The legal directory Legal 500 comments that 'The "careful and thorough" Evan Wright is recommended for complex financial crime work'.
Evan has been instructed to defend in a great many serious fraud, restraint, asset recovery and confiscation cases in the UK and abroad.
He is highly regarded by forensic accountants who have described him as ‘having a rare ability to grasp the central issue when faced with complicated scenarios’. He has represented clients in many of the largest cases prosecuted in the North West and some of the largest cases nationally. These include matters brought by HM Revenue and Customs, The Crown Prosecution Service, The Serious and Organised Crime Agency, SFO, The DTI / DBIS / BEIS, MHRA and Border Agency.
Evan’s skill in large investigations has seen him instructed in complex SFO cases and defending important matters before the various Tribunals. His portfolio of corporate regulatory instructions includes £multi-million cases before the 1st Tier Tribunal and serious FCA investigations.
Evan presents seminars to other solicitors, barristers and corporate clients on his specialist topics. He has featured regularly in TV, radio and national press coverage commenting on regulatory issues. He specialist input is often sought by lawyers in other departments at JMW.