Kevin McGrath

Managing Partner, Head of Business Defence
Practice areas
What I do

Managing Partner and Head of Business Defence assisting businesses and individuals in relation to investigations and prosecutions by all manner of regulatory bodies including HMRC, DBIS, HSE, Insolvency Service and local authorities.

My cheery face and happy-go-lucky demeanour.

Eddie – my mad fox terrier/jack russell cross

Malt whisky

The mighty Nailers – Belper Town FC

Kevin has represented me over several years in a complex case. He has a tremendous knack of calming the fears that arise out of facing the threat of prosecution, without ever diminishing or downplaying the reality of the law and its consequences. He is utterly professional, and have I always found him to be very accessible and accommodating, despite his undoubtedly exceptional workload. He knew just the counsel to work with and had no problem in securing his services. Kevin is surrounded by a great team at Smiths Partnership, who provide excellent support when required. I am delighted I approached Kevin to take on my case and would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Client, Business Defence

Leading Individual, specialist in POCA and fraud.

The Legal 500, 2020

Highly experienced and skilful.

The Legal 500

Superb reputation for business defence work.

The Legal 500

Kevin McGrath’s calm and reassuring presence guided me through a very worrying time.

Client, Business Defence

Andrew Oldroyd heads the criminal defence practice at Smith Partnership with the assistance of Kevin McGrath, who leads the corporate crime and fraud unit. Noted for its ‘great experience, technical ability and commitment‘ the firm takes on defence cases relating to homicide, drug conspiracies, sexual assault, motoring offences and prosecutions by various regulatory bodies. Other key contacts are David Cusack and Crown Court litigators, Vasanti Vaitha and Beth McGovern.

The Legal 500, 2023