Fiona Jackson > 33 Chancery Lane > London, England > Barrister Profile

33 Chancery Lane
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Fiona Jackson practises in the areas of domestic and international fraud and money laundering, bribery and corruption, international mutual legal assistance and mutual recognition, international regulatory work, proceeds of crime and tracing, civil and criminal asset recovery, business crime and compliance issues.

She has represented a wide range of prominent defence and prosecution clients, companies and individuals, including prosecuting authorities and investigation and regulatory agencies such as the Competition & Markets Authority, Financial Conduct Authority and Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, as well as a variety of police forces, foreign governments and receivers, in cases before the Court of Appeal, High Court and Crown Court.

Her experience ranges from cases involving worldwide and domestic restraint, receivership, confiscation, significant cash seizure and asset forfeiture, and linked judicial review, to major fraud, money laundering and business crime trials.  Fiona is often instructed because of her ability to offer advice and representation on a case, from advising upon, defending and prosecuting or applying for pre-charge/pre-action restraint and freezing proceedings at the very outset to dealing with confiscation issues and linked asset/civil recovery proceedings at the conclusion of a case.

Current instructions include advising and representing defendants, third parties and prosecutors on significant civil recovery, criminal restraint and cash forfeiture proceedings; part of the prosecution team for the SFO for confiscation proceedings following successful prosecution of a multi-million pound conspiracy to defraud; advising on a civil recovery order appeal; advising on the availability of European Investigation Orders; and assisting foreign governments with domestic and international recovery of the alleged proceeds of crime including consideration of Unexplained Wealth Orders.


Called 1998.


Committee member of Proceeds of Crime Lawyers’ Association; Vice-President of Women Barristers; Vice-Chair of Bar Council’s Equality & Diversity Committee; Member of Bar Council International Committee and South Eastern Circuit Bar Mess Committee; Criminal Bar Association

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Fiona Jackson33 Chancery LaneShe is meticulous, forensic in her approach and can be tough when she needs to be.

33 Chancery Lane has particular strengths in restraint and confiscation cases and is ‘unsurpassed in quality for POCA related work‘. The set has recently been involved in numerous anti-money laundering matters, such as R v Baldwin, where Fiona Jackson acted on behalf of the Financial Conduct Authority in a rare confiscation order under s.27 of POCA in which the defendant was convicted in absence and remains at large. Catherine Collins also advised the Financial Conduct Authority in litigation concerning Operation Tiverton, a financial investigation regarding an individual’s unauthorised trading activity and associated money laundering. In matters relating to fraud, Martin Evans KC was instructed for confiscation proceedings following the conviction in R v Asplin, Kearns & Jones, a private prosecution by an insurance company against former directors who had conducted fraud for over a decade, while Kennedy Talbot KC acted for the trustees of a pension fund in the liquidation to pay an £8m confiscation order in the same matter. Mark Rainsford KC managed to restrain £48m of personal assets held by the defendants for the Crown Prosecution Service in the scope of Operation Salmon, an HMRC investigation into a fraud involving myriads of mini-umbrella companies.