Fraud & Money Laundering
Banking finance frauds, VAT, Duty frauds, cheating revenue, money laundering, particular expertise money laundering arising out of Hawala banking transactions.
VAT fraud, Southwark, common law and statutory offences of cheating revenue.
Diversion duty frauds
Represented and advised a former director of US firm Peregrine Systems, involved extradition and , liaising with the DoJ California and SEC in UK. This case followed on the form “Nat West 3”, able to pre-arrange bail in the USA following extradition, with conditions allowing defendant to return to the UK.
Common law cheating revenue, failure to declare tax
Lottery winner alleged to have defrauded her husband
Money laundering including interesting case Hawala banking and how regarded as suspicious by the revenue, include cross border evidence form Middle East
Particular expertise in understanding Mortgage Fraud
Recently Litigated £20m alleged fraud involving collapse of a hotel group, losses to bank amounted to in excess of £45m.
Criminal prosecutions arising out of bankruptcy
Appeal and drafted referrals ot the CCRC, case ongoing appeal ocnivction of an alleged terror suspect.
Regulatory & Disciplinary
Trade descriptions, fire safety, consumer protection unfair trading , Nursing Midwifery Council, Royal College Nurses,
Defendants charged with trade descriptions, acted for defendant said to be the largest counterfeit goods of recent times, defendant extradited from Spain by Local Authority.
Presented cases of the Nursing Midwifery Council and represented nurses instructed by the Royal College Nurses. Trained other barristers in the relevant procedure.
Acted for defendant whose business was alleged to contravene the Consumer Protection Unfair trading regulations.
Asset Seizure and Forfeiture
Asset tracing, civil and criminal recovery, POCA applications, High Court freezing orders.
Numerous asset seizure cases and confiscation hearings. Experienced at dealing with High Court Freezing Orders.
International Public & Trade Law
Jonathan has been called Called to Caymanian Bar on case by case basis, appeal to Privy Council from Bahamas and Jamaica, extradition to US, liaising with DoJ in California and SEC.
Acted for deputy commissioner of police, “Operation Tempura” charged with perverting the course of justice and misfeasance in public office. Tempura was an investigation conducted by the Metropolitan Police into alleged corruption in the Cayman Islands, involved the arrest of suspension of senior police officers and a High Court Judge.
Dealt with appeals to the Privy council for Caribbean including cases from Jamaica and the Bahamas.
Directors disqualification, Liquidators claims against directors, administrators compulsory interviews directors.
Experienced in acting for and advising Company directors defending claims and investigations against them personally brought by the administrators and liquidators.
Dealt with directors disqualification brought by the Department business innovation and skills.