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James Fletcher

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5 St Andrews Hill (Chambers of David Josse QC)

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James practises in crime and business crime, asset recovery, civil fraud & confiscation, immigration and judicial review & public law.


James Fletcher practises in both civil and criminal law. He is a specialist in Asset Recovery and Proceeds of Crime work. He is instructed on behalf of businesses, by individual members of the public and by Government departments.

He has been featured in Chambers and Partners in the field of Proceeds of Crime and Asset Forfeiture work (all circuits) since 2014 and has been “Top Ranked” since 2016.

"He is very creative," and "a very bright, hard-working lawyer who is consistently busy."

Chambers and Partners 2018.

"He's excellent - he's very bright, thorough, pleasant and good to work with."

Chambers and Partners 2017.

James is qualified to receive instructions directly from members of the public.  He is qualified to conduct litigation. Recent cases include:

  • Advising a company on debt recovery.
  • Advising on personal insolvency issues.
  • Drafting Court documents and advising a landlord in civil proceedings. 


James was called to the Bar in 2000.
“A” panel for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). 
Attorney General's "B" list of panel advocates for civil litigation.
Grade 3 Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
CPS specialist list for Proceeds of Crime.
CPS specialist list for Fraud and Organised Crime.


  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.
  • Fraud Lawyers Association.
  • International Bar Association.
  • Cybercrime Lawyers Association.

London Bar

Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading juniors

James Fletcher - 5 St Andrews HillAnother amazingly bright practitioner in the field, and always very prepared.

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

5 St Andrews Hill includes a number of juniors involved in significant confiscation cases. Andrew Bird represented the City of London Police in R (Meridia Oil & Others) v City of London Police, an Administrative Court case concerning whether it was permissible for the police to force the conversion of money on trading accounts into cheques as a precursor to the use of cash forefeiture powers. Meanwhile, James Fletcher is instructed to represent former UBS trader Tom Hayes, who was convicted of manipulating Libor in 2015 and whose case is before the Criminal Cases Review Commission, in an appeal against a decision to consider a joint purchase of a matrimonial home as a tainted gift from him to his wife.

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