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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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Whistleblowers and Informers – a Call for Transparency

Jonathan Fisher QC has been quoted in The Times and published in Counsel calling for a new whistleblower legislative framework to bring accountability and transparency to payments made by UK officials. HMRC paid almost £350,000 to whistleblowers last year alone, police forces across the UK have expended millions on...
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Do not be beguiled by the soothing tones of the UK's FATF Mutual Evaluation report

Speed read: Jonathan Fisher QC reflects on the new FATF report on the UK’s anti-money laundering infrastructure. There is a contrast between its praise of the UK and the reality of money laundering as a continuing threat to high-risk businesses. Emphasis is placed on the need to remain diligent...
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Jonathan Fisher QC gives evidence to the Joint Committee on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

On Monday 4 March Jonathan Fisher QC gave evidence to the Joint Committee on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill, which he described as a “welcome development” to address the asymmetrical treatment of domestic and offshore entities. He raised the difficulty of capturing trusts and their foreign equivalents within...
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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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