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Fraud: Civil - UK-wide
"Jason is a sensible operator and a safe pair of hands in a crisis."
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Jason is a partner in the Commercial Litigation, Civil Fraud and Asset Tracing department. He advises both individuals and corporates on complex disputes, often involving allegations of fraud.
Jason has represented a large number of clients in fraud disputes, and often deals with cases where urgent injunctions (including freezing orders and search orders) are sought from the Courts. He advises Claimants seeking to trace and recover the proceeds of fraud, both in England and abroad, using the wide range of powers available to the English Courts. Jason also acts for Defendants who may be subject to draconian Court orders. Jason has acted for both Claimants and Defendants in contempt proceedings brought to enforce English court orders.
The majority of Jason’s work involves an international element, and he is used to co-ordinating proceedings in multiple jurisdictions including Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Hong Kong, the United States and all the major off-shore jurisdictions.
Where allegations of fraud are made, there are often parallel criminal investigations and Jason is used to advising on cases where there are such investigations.
Jason also represents parties to arbitrations, and has experience of proceedings under ICC, UNCITRAL and LCIA rules as well as ad hoc arbitrations.