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Jonathan Fisher QC ranked as a leading barrister in financial services

Jonathan Fisher QC has been ranked as a leading barrister in financial services in the Chambers UK Bar Directory for 2015. The ranking reflects Mr Fisher's recent work in cases such as the Lloyds TSB (Verde) and Libor investigations as well as his FSMA related work in market abuse,...
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FROZEN MONIES CANNOT BE USED TO FUND LEGAL FEES

frozen monies legal feesOur portal editor, Jonathan Fisher QC, explores the recent controversial US Supreme Court decision of Kaley v. United States which found that defendants, upon grand jury indictment, cannot use frozen funds to pay for the cost of their defence.
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WHEN CRIMINAL PROPERTY IS NOT CRIMINAL

when criminal“Benefit from criminal conduct” and “criminal property” are distinct concepts under Part 7 of the Proceeds of Crime 2002 (POCA) and they are not co-extensive. The fact that “criminal property” is wider than “benefit from criminal conduct” has significant implications in commercial cases where “consent to proceed” is required.

Our portal editor, Jonathan Fisher QC, revisits the application of the money laundering legislation in tax cases following a recent decision in the Court of Appeal.

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International Guide to Money Laundering Law & Practice

Jonathan Fisher QC has contributed to the 4th edition of the International Guide to Money Laundering Law & Practice, Confiscating the Proceeds of Crime, published by Bloomsbury Professional, which provides a detailed insight into the background of money laundering operations and CTF and clearly explains the AML and CTF laws...
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Jonathan Fisher QC listed in Chambers UK 2014

In the leading legal directory Chambers UK 2014, published on-line yesterday, Jonathan Fisher QC has maintained his rankings in the areas of Fraud (Criminal); Proceeds of Crime & Asset Forfeiture and Tax. Jonathan is described as being "a go-to silk for cases involving tax and money laundering" who is...
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