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UK Bar Guide 2022

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6
Crime
26 Years Ranked

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Provided by Jon Swain

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Jon acts exclusively for the defence, and regards client care (professional and lay) as a paramount matter. Called to Bar 1983. Member of Furnival Chambers since 1986. Instructed in a number of high profile cases since then in various regions of England and Wales. He has extensive experience in serious sexual allegations, and has completed the 'Vulnerable Witness Advocacy' training course, qualifying him to train other advocates. He has taken part in training courses for Lincoln’s Inn.

Jon has substantial experience of leading in serious crime such as murder, other serious violence, drugs, fraud and sexual offences. He has a reputation for sympathetic handling of difficult cases; for being well organised, conscientious and meticulous in his preparation of cases, and has been working at this level for many years, demonstrating a consistent high level of achievement, and continued popularity with instructing solicitors and lay clients.

Recent cases of note include: (2021) Murder: drugs related stabbing with associated conspiracy to commit GBH. Attempted murder of family member. Possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply. Fraud by false representation involving obtaining over £2.5m from an ex-partner of Deloittes.

Upcoming cases: murder, large-scale drugs supply representing alleged organiser of ‘County Lines’ operation, fraud by false representation relating to investments in diamonds, several historic rape cases, serious fraud etc. Jon is an extremely experienced trial practitioner across the range of cases in the criminal courts.

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Crime - London (Bar)
6
Band 6

Jon Swain

Strengths

"A superb and highly experienced advocate who is efficient with his paperwork. Juries love him."

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