Jonathan Fisher QC is Visiting Professor in Practice at LSE where he teaches Financial Crime on the LLM programme.
He is ranked as a leading barrister in Band 1 for Financial Crime, Business Crime and Proceeds of Crime cases by the internationally recognised law directory, Chambers & Partners UK. He is also ranked in the legal directories as a leading barrister for Financial Services Regulation, Fraud (Civil), Fraud (Criminal) and Tax (Corporate and VAT) cases.
He practices through his barrister law firm, Bright Line Law Services Ltd, which is based at Central Court (off Chancery Lane), and also at Red Lion Chambers, one of London’s top criminal sets of barristers’ chambers. Additionally, Jonathan is a registered practitioner in the Dubai International Financial Court.
The legal practitioner directories have described Jonathan 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. He holds a PhD awarded by LSE following his research into the engagement in money laundering cases between the obligation to report suspicious activity and corporate rights
Between 2003 and 2006, Jonathan 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 lectured on the typology of fraud and fraud in practice. In July 2015, Jonathan was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law by the UWE Bristol for his contribution to financial crime and financial regulation.
Contributor to several books as well as author of 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. and he has been a Trustee Director of the International Lawyers Project since 2020.
Jonathan gives expert evidence on financial crime matters, and he is regularly approached for his views by the media.