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

33 Chancery Lane
33 Chancery Lane
LONDON
WC2A 1EN
England
Fiona Jackson photo

Position

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 House of Lords, Court of Appeal, High Court and Crown Court. 

Fiona is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers & Partners 2014-2019 and the Legal 500, which note that ‘‘she is conscientious, approachable, very down to earth, and very hands-on.’’ “Extremely knowledgeable, and a genuine expert in POCA and asset forfeiture matters.” ‘‘Smart and personable, she doesn’t have the nerd factor that some have in this field. She is professionally top drawer.’’ “An excellent advocate who is reliable, extremely hard-working, commercially aware, user-friendly and very approachable.” “She has a deep-rooted understanding of how all of these areas of law work.” Acquisition International presented her with its 2013 award for Sustained Excellence in Recovering Bribery Assets – UK

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; preparing the defence of a defendant in a multi-handed fraud trial to be prosecuted by the Insolvency Service in 2019; and assisting foreign governments with domestic and international recovery of the alleged proceeds of crime including consideration of Unexplained Wealth Orders.

Career

Called 1998.

Memberships

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 Act and asset forfeiture

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Fiona Jackson33 Chancery LaneA very hardworking barrister who exudes charm.