Jonathan Fisher QC

Game of Chess
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To train, and to train well – that is the question
Speed read: Training is a requirement under the UK Money Laundering Regulations but the wording leaves wide scope for interpretation.
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MLRO Masterclass with Jonathan Fisher QC
Jonathan Fisher QC discusses the gaps in professional training guidance for AML compliance, providing practical insight and a cautionary tale for MLROs.
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Insolvency, bankruptcy and money laundering
Jonathan Fisher QC discusses the law on fraudulent trading, corporate restructuring and the intersection with money laundering as areas of tension presenting new challenges for professionals in the wake of COVID-19.
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Responding to new fraud risks in the COVID-19 era
Jonathan Fisher QC discusses the new faces of fraud arising out of the global health crisis. He distinguishes five types of fraud and provides incisive analysis on their legal consequences.
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The impact of an acquittal on civil recovery proceedings
Speed read: Considering recent developments in civil recovery cases, an important question arises as to whether a defendant’s acquittal in a criminal trial can adversely affect a claimant’s prospects of successfully bringing a civil claim against them in the High...
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Banks-as-policemen
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Bankers and the importance of ongoing monitoring
Speed read: Jonathan Fisher QC analyses the interrelationship between the civil and criminal liability of banks and the consequential establishment of the banks as policemen of money laundering.
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Law-Commission-Suspicion
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Law commission suspicion
Speed read: Jonathan Fisher QC discusses the history, problems and possible reforms for the law on suspicion, a crucial threshold for suspicious reporting which at present is hindering the anti-money laundering effort.
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Fungibility
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Law commission fungibility
Speed read: In this article, Jonathan Fisher QC explores whether the notion of fungibility has been applied too widely in the money laundering legislation.
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Anti-money laundering regime requires urgent reform
Speed read: Jonathan Fisher QC analyses the suspicious reporting regime and the inundation of the National Crime Agency with reports which are often of little use in the anti-money laundering effort.
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Law Book Shelf
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The Government’s Economic Crime Plan 2019–22
Speed read: Jonathan Fisher QC examines the Government’s recent Economic Crime Plan and its reliance on the private sector for investigating and enforcing financial crime. The implications of increased information sharing between the private and public sectors require careful consideration....
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