Jonathan Fisher QC


Email: j.s.fisher@lse.ac.uk
Administrative support: Dianne Delvaille

Jonathan Fisher QC is Visiting Professor of Law at LSE where he teaches Corporate Crime, Financial Crime and International Economic Sanctions on the LLM programme.

He is recommended in the legal directories as a leading barrister. His fields of practice are Corporate Crime, Financial Regulation, Fraud, Proceeds of Crime and Tax Evasion. He is based at Devereux Chambers which is one of the London’s top civil and commercial sets of barristers’ chambers.

The legal directories have described Jonathan Fisher QC as “calm, sure, and deadly at spotting the weaknesses of the opponent’s case”, “an excellent lawyer with a fine grasp of complex issues”, "high-flying", "having great gravitas … where the stakes are high …”, “a highly intelligent silk … a favourite of London’s top law firms”, “meticulous in preparation, extremely responsive and hard-working - judges defer to his knowledge", "extremely thoughtful and considered in the run-up to court but once in the heat of battle pulls no punches”, “highly respected for his advisory work on money laundering, proceeds of crime, VAT fraud and taxation matters”, and “an engaging, client friendly barrister who brings great commercial acumen to his cases”.

Jonathan Fisher QC has been a Visiting Professor at LSE since 2006. Between 2003 and 2006, he was Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Finance at Cass Business School teaching financial services regulation and investor protection law. He was also an Honorary Visiting Professor at City Law School (City University London) between 2011 and 2013 where he gave lectures to student barristers on the typology of fraud and fraud in practice.

Co-author of The Law of Investor Protection (Sweet & Maxwell) as well as many papers and articles, Jonathan Fisher QC is General Editor of Lloyds Law Reports: Financial Crime, an Editorial Board Member of Simon’s Taxes, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, an accredited Trusts and Estates Practitioner and an Honorary Steering Committee member of the London Fraud Forum. He served as a Commissioner on the Bill of Rights Commission between 2011 and 2012.

His recent published work includes “The global financial crisis: the case for a stronger criminal response [2013] Law and Financial Markets Review 159, “The vulnerability of HMRC to penetration by criminal actors” [2012] Journal of Money Laundering Control 153, “Economic Crime and the Global Financial Crisis”, [2011] 5(4) Law and Financial Markets Review 276; "The Anti-Money Laundering Disclosure Regime and the Collection of Tax in the UK" [2010] 55(3) British Tax Review 1; "Fraud Reporting: A Shared Responsibility", Fraud Advisory Panel, 2010; "Fraud and Financial Crime", Research Note, Policy Exchange, 2010.

For further information, see Jonathan Fisher's website.

Research Interests
  • Corporate Crime

  • Financial Crime

  • International Economic Sanctions

  • Human Rights and Civil Liberties