Provided by James Fletcher
James is a specialist in the civil aspects of criminal and fraud litigation: asset forfeiture (including Account Freezing and Cash Forfeiture), UWOs (Unexplained Wealth Orders), restraint and freezing orders, confiscation, enforcement and judicial reviews of search warrant and other investigative orders.
He receives instructions from specialist Defence firms, businesses and the Proceeds of Crime Units of the CPS, Metropolitan and City of London Police, HMRC, Home Office and individuals under direct access. He is briefed by the NCA and HMRC in complex cash and civil recovery cases. He also has a litigation extension to his practicing certificate.
He is often brought into cases at the appellate stage or where specialist knowledge of proceeds of crime is needed.
Called 2000 (Middle Temple).
Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association, Fraud Lawyers Association.?
James Fletcher assists the CPS and NCA with asset forfeiture and restraint cases. He regularly advises HMRC and specialist defence bodies on freezing and confiscation orders and acts in cases concerning enforcement, money laundering and search warrants. Fletcher also has experience in handling appeal cases.
"He responds to tight deadlines and inspires confidence with his calm, unruffled manner. He is a considerable talent in POCA." "A go-to barrister at the Bar for asset forfeiture work, he is down to earth, user-friendly and very good at explaining things to clients."
Acted for Abdulai Koroma in defending an application by the SFO seeking the forfeiture of cash claimed to be the proceeds of bribery and corruption linked to a Sierra Leone mining company.