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Jonathan Fisher QC is a leading barrister who specialises in white collar crime, regulatory and tax evasion cases. He is highly regarded, having been described as “meticulous in preparation, extremely responsive and hard-working - judges defer to his knowledge" (Legal 500 Directory).

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Corporate investigations in the post-ENRC era

Speed read: In this piece Jonathan Fisher QC shares some ideas on legal privilege and the future of self-reporting post Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2006 (“SFO v ENRC”). The key point is that both the corporate and the SFO must establish...
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Money Laundering: learning from the mistakes of others

Speed read: In a second article focusing on money laundering in the real estate sector, Jonathan Fisher QC discusses recent cases in the High Court and tribunal examining property professional liability for anti-money laundering breaches. Three cases recently decided in different tribunals, and two cases decided in the High...
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Property Professionals & Unusual Money Laundering Cases

Speed read: Jonathan Fisher QC discusses the circumstances of six unusual money laundering cases arising in the context of estate agents and the UK property market. Jonathan Fisher QC As pressure from regulators and law enforcement intensifies, and property professionals develop their risk assessments, the need for greater publicly...
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Legal Privilege, Reporting Suspicions, and Retainer Letters

Speed read : In this piece, Jonathan Fisher QC discusses the engagement between legal professional privilege and the obligation to report suspicious conduct under Part 7 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. He suggests that greater attention should be paid to the wording of the client retainer letter....
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Confiscation and money laundering: a system in need of repair

Speed Read: Jonathan Fisher QC comments on the deficiencies of the existing confiscation and money laundering regime and the work of the Law Commission in reforming these areas. Technical issues concerning the application of the criminal confiscation regime in Part 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”)...
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