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UK Bar Guide 2023

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Financial Crime
8 Years Ranked

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Provided by Jonathan S Kinnear KC

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Jonathan Kinnear KC specialises in matters of real financial complexity, representing individuals and corporate clients, as well a range of Governmental organisations, often operating in the margins where the criminal and civil law meet. He has a multi-jurisdictional practice, regularly appearing in both the Criminal and Civil Divisions of the Court of Appeal, the Crown Court, the High Court and a range of Tribunal jurisdictions, in particular in respect of tax matters.

He has been instructed in a number of the most serious and complex fraud cases over the last 20 years and is regularly instructed to provide strategic advice in advance of charge or prosecution on behalf of both the defence and the prosecution. He has particular experience in assisting clients under investigation by the SFO.

He is regularly instructed in large-scale review and investigation work, leading large teams of investigators, solicitors and counsel.

He also acts as a special advocate dealing with cases relating to national security and has particular expertise in relation to disclosure issues.

Career

Recorder of the Crown Court (authorised to try serious sex cases) 2009

KC List for SFO Prosecution Panel & Proceeds of Crime Panel (2013 – present)

Special Advocate appointed by the Attorney General to deal with terrorism (Special Immigration Appeals Commission) cases and complex public interest immunity (PII) issues – 2007

Year of call: 1994 (Northern Ireland 1996)

Professional Memberships

Criminal Bar Association

Revenue Bar Association

Chambers Review

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Financial Crime - London (Bar)
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Band 2

Jonathan Kinnear KC
Regulatory, criminal and confiscation issues feature prominently in Jonathan Kinnear KC's caseload, and he has handled a number of matters involving allegations of MTIC fraud, money laundering and corruption. He is particularly valued for his skill in prosecuting significant financial crime cases.

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