Jonathan Hall QC > Chambers of Simon Denison QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Simon Denison QC
6KBW College Hill


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.


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


French (Advanced).


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

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Hall QC6KBW College Hill

An ‘excellent set’ praised for the quality of its counsel, the barristers at 6KBW College Hill prosecute and defend corporates and individuals involved in proceeds of crime and asset forfeiture matters, including freezing orders, disclosure orders, overseas applications, and civil and restraint proceedings. Paul Jarvis acts for the prosecution in R v Premsaran Patel, in which a trustee has brought proceedings in the Insolvency Court to determine a bankrupt party’s interest in property subject to restraint in confiscation proceedings. David Perry QC, leading William Hays, successfully defended a former CEO against an NCA application for cash forfeiture under POCA 2002. Jonathan Hall QC specialises in civil recovery matters.

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Hall QC6KBW College HillIntimidatingly intelligent; judges appreciate his concise advocacy style.

6KBW College Hill has ‘great strength and depth‘ and ‘remains very strong in the field‘ of extradition law, a core strength of the practice. Ben Lloyd ‘is one in a million‘ and has a well-balanced prosecution and defence practice, where he acts for requesting states and individual defendants. Jonathan Hall QC is instructed by the CPS in the case of a Latvian man sought for robbery offences for which he was convicted in 2014, with at issue if Latvian prosecutors constitute “judicial authorities” for the purposes of European Arrest Warrants.