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Jonathan Fisher QC quoted in FT Tesco article

Tesco has been under an SFO criminal probe since a black hole was found in its accounts two years ago — a hole that grew to £326m. Any ensuing corporate prosecution, while being a rarity, could mean a fine for the company as large as 400 per cent of any perceived gain.

So far, in something of a personal best for the resource stretched SFO where four year investigations are routine, it has taken just 23 months to charge three individuals with fraud and false accounting. Chris Bush, the supermarket’s former head of its UK unit, and Carl Rogberg, the UK finance director, deny wrongdoing and say they will contest the charges.

Jonathan Fisher QC was quoted in the article to say, “The initiation of charges against a number of people does not necessarily preclude charges against others in the future if the investigation is continuing,”

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Jonathan is ranked as a leading barrister in Band 1 for Financial Crime and Proceeds of Crime cases by the internationally recognised law directory, Chambers & Partners UK. He is also ranked in the legal directories as a leading barrister for financial services, fraud and tax cases.

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