Jonathan Fisher KC > Red Lion Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Red Lion Chambers
18 RED LION COURT
LONDON
EC4A 3EB
England

Position

Jonathan Fisher KC is ranked as a leading barrister, with extensive experience in civil, criminal and regulatory cases. Jonathan has particular expertise in the areas of Bribery & Corruption, Sanctions, Financial Services Regulation, Fraud, Money Laundering & Proceeds of Crime, and Tax & Insolvency disputes.

Much of Jonathan’s work involves international transactions, offshore companies and trusts. He has represented defendants and prosecution authorities in many serious or complex criminal and civil trials. Today, Jonathan’s practice is mostly advisory.

Jonathan holds a PhD, awarded by LSE, following his research into the obligation to report suspicious money laundering activity and corporate rights.

Career

Called 1980

Silk 2003

Chartered Tax Adviser (Fellow)

Accredited STEP practitioner

Dubai International Financial Court (registered practitioner)

Lloyds Financial Crime Reports (General Editor)

London School of Economics (Visiting Professor)

Commissioner on the Commission for a UK Bill of Rights, 2010-11

Standing Counsel (Criminal) to Commissioners of Inland Revenue 1991-2003.

 

Publications: 

Books:

Arlidge & Parry on Fraud, 6th edition, Thomson Sweet & Maxwell, co-author

The Criminal Finances Act 2017, Informa Law, co-author

Law of Investor Protection, Sweet & Maxwell, co-author,

Chapters

‘Fraud in Civil and Criminal Law’, Research Handbook on International Financial Crime, Edward Elgar

‘Fighting Financial Crime in the Global Economic Crisis’, Policing the Financial Markets, Risk and Recklessness, Routledge

‘Temas de Anticorruptcao e Compliance’, The UK Bribery Act 2010, Elsevier (Brazil)

‘Confiscating the Proceeds of Crime’, International Guide to Money Laundering Law & Practice, Bloomsbury Professional

‘EU Directives’, A Practitioner’s Guide to International Money Laundering Law and Regulation, Sweet & Maxwell

Peer-reviewed journals

‘Anti-Corruption Sanctions, The Bribery Act and Unexplained Wealth Order’, Criminal Law Review 2022, 41, co-author

‘Confiscation: Deprivatory and not Punitive’ Criminal Law Review, 2018, 192, co-author.

‘Permanent injunction to prevent market abuse’ Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law 2015, 681

Part 1 of ‘Serious Crime Act 2015: Strengthening the restraint and confiscation regime’, Criminal Law Review, September 2015, 753-765

‘Criminal forms of high frequency trading on the financial markets’, Law and Financial Markets Review, 2015, 113, co-author

‘The vulnerability of HMRC to penetration by criminal actors’, Journal of Money Laundering Control, 2012, 153.

Memberships

Chartered Institute of Taxation (Fellow)

CBA

Dubai International Financial Court (registered practitioner)

Society of Legal Scholars

STEP (accredited practitioner)

South Eastern Circuit

Education

PhD, LSE

Master’s degree in law, LLM, Cambridge University

BA in Law: 1st Class

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Tax: corporate

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Fisher KCRed Lion ChambersJonathan is a total leader in his field. He is hugely knowledgeable, responsive and easy to work with.’

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

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Jonathan Fisher KCRed Lion ChambersJonathan is user-friendly, astute, authoritative and inspires confidence in clients.

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Jonathan Fisher KC – Red Lion Chambers ‘Jonathan is a total leader in his field. He is hugely-knowledgeable, responsive and easy to work with. You absolutely feel he is on your side.’

 

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Jonathan Fisher KCRed Lion ChambersJonathan is a scholarly, meticulous, strategic advocate. His measure and authority commands the attention of the most challenging of tribunals. He’s best in appellate settings. He knows all the law in his field of expertise – better than anyone else.

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Fisher KCRed Lion Chambers ‘Jonathan is a scholarly, meticulous, strategic advocate. His measure and authority commands the attention of the most challenging of tribunals.’

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Fisher KCRed Lion Chambers ‘His reputation is second to none. As he practices in a number of jurisdictions he has an exceptional profile in massive cross border cases. He is, to say the least, very bright and a super effective counsel.’