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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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Civil Cases in Criminal Courts

Speed Read: Jonathan Fisher QC discusses the convergence of civil and criminal procedure in cash forfeiture appeals. The powers are civil in nature but the requirement of underlying criminal conduct and use of the Crown Court, with inadequate procedural rules, leads to an unfortunate conflation of the two systems....
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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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