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Jonathan Caplan QC

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5 Paper Buildings (Chambers of Miranda Moore QC and Julian Christopher QC)

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Crime – corporate; defamation and privacy; fraud: crime.


Barrister advising and representing companies and individuals in the UK and abroad (particularly in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and the Gulf) on a wide range of issues, including corporate liability, regulatory matters, criminal and civil fraud, bribery, insider trading, cartels, money laundering, health and safety, and environmental issues. His corporate criminal work has included representing P&O Ferries (Zeebrugge disaster), Great Western Trains (Southall crash), Balfour Beatty (Hatfield derailment) and Alton Towers Theme Park (noise nuisance prosecution). He has appeared in many of the leading serious fraud cases of recent years, including Guinness, Blue Arrow, Leeson/Barings Bank, Maxwell and Versailles. He has advised in several international corruption investigations and in a recent major price-fixing case involving the drugs industry. He has acted for regulators and prosecuting authorities (both in the UK and abroad) as well as for the defence of private clients. Outside the UK, he has regularly appeared for clients in the courts of Hong Kong and Singapore. He also advises and acts in media and entertainment cases for national newspapers, television companies and well-known individuals, specialising in content, regulation, contempt, defamation, confidentiality and privacy. Also representing Associated Newspapers Limited, its editors and journalists in the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press. He is an adjudicator for the Dubai Media Free Zone Authority. He is currently defending in the phone hacking trial at the Old Bailey (R v Brooks & Others).


Called 1972; Gray’s Inn; QC 1991; recorder; master of the Bench Gray’s Inn.


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Chairman of BAFTA management.


St Paul’s School, London; Downing College, Cambridge University (1972 MA).

London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Jonathan Caplan QC - 5 Paper BuildingsBrilliant in the Court of Appeal, a very good jury advocate and terrific with clients.

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Health and safety

Within: Health and safety – Leading silks

Jonathan Caplan QC - 5 Paper BuildingsAn impressive lawyer with superb written advocacy.

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