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Founded by Jonathan Fisher QC, one of the UK's leading barristers in white collar crime cases, Bright Line Law is a barrister law firm providing expert specialist advisory, advocacy, litigation, policy and strategic services. Bright Line Law is authorised by the Bar Standards Board.

Appeal Victory in Dubai

Jonathan Fisher QC has successfully led the legal team for Nest Investments in their appeal against a decision refusing to join a party to civil proceedings in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts. In a landmark decision, the DIFC Court of Appeal has found that Rule 20.7 of...
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Jonathan Fisher QC quoted on first OFSI fine

Jonathan Fisher QC was quoted by on the significance of the first enforcement action taken recently by the Office of Sanctions Implementation (OFSI). The article, In First Punitive Action, UK Sanctions Agency Assesses Modest Penalty Against Bank , discusses the £5,000 fine imposed against Raphaels Bank. The bank...
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BLL’s Russell Hopkins instructed on mass claim

SPG Law has instructed BLL barrister Russell Hopkins on a mass claim following the disastrous collapse in 2015 of the Bento Rodrigues dam at an iron-ore mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The multi-billion pound claim is against BHP Billiton, one of the parent companies of the Brazilian dam operator Samarco...
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Publication of Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford’s reflections on NEPAD dialogue

Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford’s recent article on fiscal inequality in the extractive industries in Africa has been published in the New Law Journal. In International justice: some African countries are hurting , following their trip to Nairobi, they reflected on issues including transfer pricing, stabilisation contracts and...
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Anita Clifford quoted on forfeiture case against son of former Moldovan leader

A UK court has forfeited nearly £500,000 from the bank accounts of the son of the former leader of the Republic of Moldova. The forfeiture is one of the first uses of the bank account forfeiture powers introduced into Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 by the...
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