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Jonathan Caplan QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Crime , Financial Crime
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Crime - London (Bar)

Band 4

Jonathan Caplan QC
Strengths: "A superb tactician who understands his clients' needs."
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Financial Crime - London (Bar)

Band 1

Jonathan Caplan QC
Jonathan Caplan QC is extremely highly regarded and noted for his impressive strategic input to fraud and corruption cases and his appealing advocacy style. High-profile matters he has advised on include those relating to charges of corporate misstatement, as well as alleged manipulation of benchmark rates. His practice has an impressive international range, and he has experience of trying cases in both Hong Kong and Singapore.
Strengths: "He has excellent interpersonal skills, gets on well with clients, imparts his advice with great clarity and gets to the heart of issues very quickly. He is a very good jury advocate." "A first-rate advocate who is particularly good at jury trials."
Recent work: Represented Boris Becker in R v Boris Becker, a case concerning offences under the insolvency legislation.
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Practice Areas

Criminal and civil fraud, corporate liability, media law and contempt, public inquiries, disciplinary and regulatory, health and safety, corruption, money laundering and general criminal issues.

Have appeared in many complex fraud cases here and abroad including Guinness ((1996) I Cr App Rep 463), Mirror Group pension, Barings Bank, Blue Arrow, Versailles and Langbar; also Allied Group ((2001) 1 HKLRD 599) and many other cases in Hong Kong as well as cases in Singapore ((1996) 1 SLR 161). Represented P and O Ferries after Zeebrugge disaster ((1991) 93 Cr App Rep 72), Great Western trains after Southall rail crash ((2000) QB 796), and Balfour Beatty after Hatfield disaster ((2007) BLR 77). Media cases include representing Saudi Prince in libel proceedings against Forbes magazine, Associated Newspapers in Leveson Inquiry, John Cleese in libel case against Daily Mail (2004) EMLR 37. Jimmy Nail in libel case against News of the World (2004) EWHC 647, and Channel 5 before OFCOM on premium telephone competitions.

Career

Recorder of the Crown Court; Master of the Bench of Grays Inn; Co-Head of Chambers; former Chairman of the Public Affairs Committee of the Bar Council; Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Member of the Adjudication Panel for the Dubai Media Authority.

Publications

Contributing editor to Fraud: Law, Practice and Procedure (Lexis Nexis). Former Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Criminal Law. Member of the Times Law Panel from 2009.

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