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Jonathan Fisher QC comments on Cherie Blair’s law firm and HSBC money laundering allegations

In a recent article by the Daily Mail, MPs have reportedly demanded a formal investigation into Cherie Blair after alleged corrupt payments from the repressive Maldives government. There have also been calls for an inquiry into HSBC’s role in the matter.

It was reported that Mrs Blair’s legal firm received at least £210,000 for its work for the tax haven’s autocratic president from a suspected conman and terrorist who is now an international fugitive.

The payment landed in Omnia Strategy’s HSBC account in September last year after being approved by the bank.

The legal watchdog is understood to be looking into the case following the revelations, although a formal investigation has not yet been launched.

Jonathan Fisher QC was quoted within the article saying, ‘There are many firms that would think twice about [working with a government wildly criticised for human rights abuses]’.

You can read the full article in the Daily Mail online here.

Consistently ranked as a leading Queen’s Counsel by the UK legal directories for proceeds of crime cases, Jonathan can be contacted to discuss any of the issues raised in the article at fisher@devchambers.co.uk.
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