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David Janes

Work 020 7930 5100
Janes Solicitors

Work Department

Bribery and corruption/ serious and complex fraud/ direct and indirect taxation/ proceeds of crime and SFO/HMRC prosecutions.


Senior Partner of Janes Solicitors.

David is exceptionally highly regarded in the profession and one of the leading and most experienced criminal lawyers. He is considered to be ‘a brilliant tactician’ and has been involved in a number of the highest profile cases and leading authorities. David is continuously highly ranked in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.

David has an unrivalled reputation in the field of serious and complex fraud and cases involving direct and indirect taxation. He has successfully represented clients in the most complex and difficult of cases many of which have attracted national media interest – such as his client’s acquittal in the Libor case.

He also specialises in defending allegations of bribery and corruption, alleged corporate offences, and all aspects relating to the proceeds of crime. He is experienced in regulatory matters and civil recovery.

Notable cases: Preddie (leading mortgage case), Operation Elveden (Deputy Editor of The Sun),  SFO v Allied Deals Metal, Olympic ticket case, Fergal Lynch a defendant in the “horse racing trial of the century", R-v-Lunn (Operation Edgewood), GP Noble pension case, Operation Crystallite (major tax avoidance re: film investment scheme – 2 defendants), R-v-Goodman & others (acquittal of broker in Libor fixing scandal), Operation Aquamarine (£40 million mortgage fraud against well known banking institutes), Operation Amazon (largest HMRC prosecution – income tax deferral in R&D carbon credit scheme), Operation Lunar (dismissal of charges in complex tax scheme prosecution against ex partner of KPMG in Zeus tax scheme alleging £300 million tax avoidance), representing 9 senior executives in the SFO Rolls Royce investigation.


Founder and partner of Janes Solicitors. Publication of note: The Jury System, Revolutionary Changes to Police Bail, The ENRC Ruling - is it all good news?




Fraud Advisory Panel, Proceeds of Crime Lawyers, Fraud Advisory Panel, Howard League.


LLB Hons from Nottingham University.


Wildlife (especially large cats), bird watching, tranquillity, travelling and nature (and not least criticising Arsene Wenger!)

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

Janes Solicitors regularly finds itself instructed in some of the leading white-collar fraud cases. It deals with taxation cases, serious and complex fraud, bribery and corruption, proceeds of crime and defence of SFO and HMRC prosecutions. David Janes heads the team and is ‘an excellent lawyer who takes a careful interest in all of the firm’s cases’. Simon Barker is ‘sensible at decision making’ and has ‘a reassuring manner’. Fiona Gavriel and Victoria Gregory, who is ‘dedicated, industrious and one of the rising stars of the profession’, were both promoted to partner.

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