Jonathan Lennon > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers

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Jonathan Lennon’s practice encompasses serious and complex crime as well as financial, regulatory and corporate wrong-doing in addition to POCA/asset recovery litigation in the High Court and challenges to investigative orders such as search warrants, Production Orders etc. 

Jonathan is experienced in handling the most complex briefs and is in demand for a range of cases including murder and terrorism cases.  His criminal practice involves a significant amount of defence work in corporate and financial crime.  Jonathan’s multi-disciplinary practice means he can bring expertise from one area to another.  His civil practice includes, Financial Conduct Authority High Court actions, POCA High Court civil recovery, challenges to; Restraint Orders, Property Freezing Orders, Search Warrants and Disclosure Orders etc.  He is regularly instructed in cash forfeiture and Account Freezing Order cases and has appeared at all levels up to the Supreme Court.  He has been instructed by Government departments, regulatory bodies, companies and individuals.  He is on the CPS Specialist Lists for Fraud and for Proceeds of Crime.  Jonathan was junior counsel in the first POCA civil recovery case to reach the Supreme Court (SOCA v Gale) and in the seminal case on disclosure and PII (R v H & C).  He was counsel in the leading cash forfeiture case of UKBA v Angus



Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Jonathan LennonDoughty Street ChambersJonathan is a meticulous barrister, whose emphasis on detailed preparation enhances a measured and unflappable approach in court.

London Bar > Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Jonathan LennonDoughty Street ChambersJonathan is a first-rate lawyer with an outstanding legal mind. He is a seriously accomplished counsel who glides through hugely demanding cases with ease.