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Chambers of Simon Denison QC

21 COLLEGE HILL, LONDON, EC4R 2RP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3301 0910
DX:
135185 CHEAPSIDE
Email:
Web:
www.6kbw.com

Jonathan Hall QC

Tel:
Work 020 3301 0910
Email:
Web:
www.6kbw.com/people/barristers/jonathan-hall-qc
6KBW COLLEGE HILL (Chambers of Simon Denison QC)

Position

Appointed Queens’ Counsel in 2014, Jonathan has a wealth of experience handling unusual, sensitive or controversial matters, especially in the fields of asset recovery, mutual legal assistance, national security, human rights, confiscation, tax and duties, law enforcement, extradition, inquests and immigration, and wherever criminal law interfaces with public law. Before taking Silk, Jonathan was a grade 4 prosecutor.

In recent years he has acted in high profile cases such as the ongoing Undercover Policing Inquiry, the recovery of assets stolen by General Abacha, the 7/7 Brecon Beacon and Litvinenko Inquests, civil claims arising out of the shooting of Mark Duggan, and damages claims against the intelligence services.

Jonathan is familiar with the demands of large organisations and the strategic implications of litigation and investigations, and is frequently instructed to advise private clients and public bodies on issues of RIPA, cybercrime and data protection, law enforcement, regulatory crime, national security and on novel and difficult issues of fact and law.

Career

Called 1994. Recorder of the Crown Court. Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2014.

Languages

French (Advanced).

Education

University of Oxford, BA (Hons), English Language and Literature.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Jonathan Hall QC - 6KBW College HillHe is a true tactician and terrifyingly clever.

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Police law (defendant)

Within: Police law (defendant) – Leading silks

Jonathan Hall QC - 6KBW College HillAn excellent lawyer and tactician who is highly respected by the teams he leads.

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Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

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

Jonathan Hall QC - 6KBW College HillHe is very popular with the authorities at the moment, and deservedly so.

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

6KBW College Hill includes a number of members with a track record of acting for the NCA and CPS in confiscation proceedings. Jonathan Hall QC represented Surrey Police in securing an order to sell BTC 295 (worth over $5.8m at the zenith of the cryptocurrency’s 2017 bubble, and £1.7m in July 2018). Due to the cryptocurrency’s volatility it was disputed as to whether sale via exchange or auction (methods preferred by the Dutch and US authorities, respectively) was the appropriate means of disposal.

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