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Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC

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Three Raymond Buildings (Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC)


Specialist in criminal and regulatory law in a business setting, both defending and prosecuting. Investigation stage, advice including responding to law enforcement action and managing the investigation process (for example recent investigations into Tesco, a major pharmaceutical concern and an alleged Danish dividend tax rebate fraud). Prosecution advisory work in guiding and focusing investigations with a view to eventual successful disposal (for example fraud in government grant application and prosecution of major corporates including BUPA, London Underground, Network Rail). Litigation advisory work, guiding interlocutory stages including disclosure strategies. Top defence work instructed by leading solicitors firms in fraud related and regulatory issues, including cartels, competition, tax, consumer credit and trading  standards. Judicial reviews against National Trading  Standards Estate Agents Team, Marine Management Organisation and private prosecutor. Standing Counsel to DBEIS, and A Panel prosecutor, instructed by CPS POCA Unit, HSE, Office of Rail and Road and other specialist prosecution bodies. Off shore regulatory advisory especially on Isle of Man. Private prosecutions. Contested civil recovery proceedings in global corruption case.  Specialism in restraint and confiscation including third party interests and advising professional trustees holding tainted assets. Specialist in delicate schools advisory work.  Inquests. First Tier Tribunal. Directors’ duties and disqualification.

Increasingly instructed in civil litigation with a fraud or regulatory aspect.


Called 1989, QC 2016 .  Recorder of the Crown Court 2010


Exeter University (LLB; Bar Finals).

London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

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Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC - Three Raymond BuildingsErudite and thorough.

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Fraud: crime

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Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC - Three Raymond BuildingsAn excellent strategic thinker.

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Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

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Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA calm hand on the tiller.

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