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Queen's Counsel barrister in independent practice, specialising in financial, corporate and organised crime, commercial and regulatory work.

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    Chambers and Partners, 2018

    Courts high-level recognition for his handling of complex financial crime cases.

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    Chambers and Partners, 2012

    A pleasingly able and personable operator with plenty of gravitas, who is especially good at cross examination

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    Chambers and Partners, 2014

    His attention to detail is particularly impressive

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    Chambers and Partners, 2017

    Lots of people say they can do white-collar crime, but he is a real expert in it.

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    Chambers and Partners, 2017

    Silk was deserved definitely. He is very busy but always on top of everything.

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    Legal 500, 2018

    Leading Silk Band 1 "an excellent courtroom manner and affinity with clients"

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    Chambers and Partners UK Bar guide

    Chambers & Partners UK Bar guide ranked Nick as Band 1 for Financial Crime since 2012.

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    Chambers and Partners, 2014

    He is tactically phenomenal; he's fantastically focused on each and every case.

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    Legal 500, 2015

    His ability to digest and retain information is phenomenal.

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    Legal 500, 2016

    A fantastic courtroom advocate

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Chambers & Partners 2018 Ranked Silk for Financial Crime "He is an exceptional advocate who controls a courtroom."

Nick Johnson QC provides professional advice and expert advocacy in financial crime and fraud investigations, corporate corruption and money laundering cases, including large scale investigations in the UK brought by the SFO, FCA, MHRA, HMRC and specialist CPS agencies. He also has a specialism in multi-jurisdictional work, such as corporate bribery, criminal and civl fraud, civil recovery, economic sanctions and money laundering investigations brought in parallel by the DOJ and SEC in the US, equivalent EU proceedings and investigations in the UAE, Russia and the CIS. Companies and individuals retain him to advise on preventative measures and for wider strategic issues, often at an early stage. Nick also provides expert advice and representation in regulatory and professional misconduct proceedings, asylum and extradition proceedings, health & safety investigations, inquests and other serious and organised crime, both at trial and appellate level.

Corporate Crime, Bribery & Corruption, Tax, Financial Markets, Property, Money Laundering

Financial Crime

Corporate Crime, Bribery & Corruption, Tax, Financial Markets, Property, Money Laundering

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Political Persecution, EAWs, Part II extradition including Russia and the CIS, US etc

Asylum & Extradition

Political Persecution, EAWs, Part II extradition including Russia and the CIS, US etc

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Homicide, Corporate Manslaughter, Organised Crime, Cybercrime, Drugs

Serious Crime

Homicide, Corporate Manslaughter, Organised Crime, Cybercrime, Drugs

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Professional misconduct, Health & Safety, Corporate Compliance

Disciplinary & Regulatory

Professional misconduct, Health & Safety, Corporate Compliance

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What can Nick Johnson QC do for your case?

As a QC or silk, Nick has been recognised independently as demonstrating excellence in advocacy, both oral trial advocacy and written work, as well as excellence in his knowledge and use of the law and working alongside others, whether as Case Leader or as part of a broader team. In addition to providing those specialist advocacy skills at trial, Nick is increasingly instructed at a pre-litigation stage to provide strategic advice and negotiation skills. He has experience of giving advice on corporate governance and preventative measures, such as advising on Bribery Act complaince, civil fraud, economic sanctions, mututal assistance, DPAs and civil recovery, to companies and individuals alike. Such advice, strategy and advocacy from an early stage can make a considerable difference.

Tactical, focused, thorough.

Nick’s skills and approach have been informed and enhanced by working internationally. For example, he has been working for a number of years alongside US attorneys in a medical devices bribery case, which has involved extensive negotiations with the DOJ and SEC and the use of a corporate Deferred Prosecution Agreement. He has worked alongside specialist fraud lawyers in Greece, Russia and in Dubai. He is currently involved in the first ever challenge to the admissibility of a US Deferred Prosecution Agreement in Greece. He has worked internationally in economic sanctions and money laundering investigations. He has worked on a number of asylum and extradition cases concerning US, Russian and CIS nationals. This diverse experience is combined with his extensive experience and expertise in advocacy before English courts at every level, where he regularly appears in serious criminal jury trials and has considerable experience of appellate courts.