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Jonathan Fisher QC is a practising barrister in London specialising in cases involving financial crime, corporate crime and financial services regulation. Typically, his cases involve money laundering, economic sanctions, bribery and corruption, fraud, the financial markets and proceeds of crime. He has been a barrister since 1980, becoming Queen’s Counsel in 2003. During his years in practice, he has gained enormous experience in a wide range of criminal and civil cases. In addition, he has held several positions in the public sector. He was a Commissioner on the Commission on a UK Bill of Rights, a non-executive member of the Asset Recovery Agency Steering Group, and is presently a non-executive member of the recently launched Red Tape Initiative. In parallel with practice, he has held academic positions at leading Universities teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has been a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics since 2006. He is General Editor of Lloyds Law Reports: Financial Crime and has published many academic and practitioner papers. An experienced speaker whose views have been sought by Government and the media, the UK independent legal directory Chambers & Partners ranks him as a leading Queen’s Counsel in the first band for Financial Crime and Proceeds of Crime, noting that he “has the ability to distil the relevant points and focus on what matters. In a game of chess, he would be five steps ahead". In September 2016, he became one of the first Queen’s Counsel to provide his legal services through a corporate entity which is authorised by the Bar Standards Board.

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