Recognition for Excellence in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK

Friday, 07 December 2018 | Janes Solicitors

Janes Solicitors are delighted to be once again highly ranked this year in both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK.  All of our Partners have been ranked as exceptional lawyers across Financial Crime, White Collar Crime and Crime.


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Chambers UK 2019

“very accurate with their analysis and quick to respond.”

“very thorough and diligent, leaving no stone unturned.”

“The team were phenomenally impressive; all were very professional, extremely hard-working and well organised.”

“The superb team continues to impress with their excellent grasp of the finer details and nuances of all the legal challenges we have confronted.”

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Legal 500

Janes Solicitors is noted for its ‘thorough, robust and thoughtful approach’.

Janes Solicitors regularly finds itself instructed in some of the leading white-collar fraud cases and on a wide range of serious criminal matters.   It deals with taxation cases, serious and complex fraud, bribery and corruption, proceeds of crime and defence of SFO and HMRC prosecutions.

David Janes is ‘an excellent lawyer who takes a careful interest in all of the firm’s cases.

Robert Berg is ‘an impeccable solicitor with a razor-sharp and incisive mind’.

James Mullion shows ‘considerable expertise and good judgement’.

Simon Barker is ‘sensible at decision making’ and has ‘a reassuring manner’.

Fiona Gavriel issmart, experienced and tactically astute’.

Victoria Gregory is ‘dedicated, industrious and one of the rising stars of the profession’.

David Janes – is esteemed for his skill in handling fraud, bribery and corruption matters. Sources report that “he looks at problems in an original and inventive way and regularly finds solutions that others would not think of.”

David Janes is widely regarded as an “extremely astute tactician” with a “very acute sense of the case” and “an excellent lawyer with a sound tactical nous”.

Clients describe him as an “exceptionally clear thinker,” with one source highlighting his ability to “find avenues that other lawyers seemed not even to be aware of”.

David is a Senior Partner at Janes who specialises in providing defence advice on fraud, business and banking crime, direct and indirect taxation, proceeds of crime, restraint and confiscation.

His recent work includes acting for high-profile individuals in cases with considerable media exposure.

Robert Berg – is a “superb” solicitor and higher courts advocate who specialises in handling serious criminal cases, with an emphasis on drug and sex offences. A source says: “He is very good at making clients feel comfortable. He has a really good feel for presenting the bigger picture and he is very good at providing a calming influence to people at the most stressful time of their lives.”

Robert is “strategically impressive” Robert Berg is recommended for money laundering, drug trafficking and serious violence cases.  He has a “good rapport with clients and is a gregarious character, but is also completely dedicated.”

Robert regularly represents clients in prosecutions for serious crimes including fraud, murder, money laundering and drug trafficking.

Simon Barker – is well regarded for his expertise in financial crime, including fraud and confiscation proceedings. Sources describe him as “very thorough, hard-working and responsive.”

Simon has expertise in all areas of criminal litigation, particularly complex fraud, confiscation and money laundering.

Simon is “great in high-pressure situations” and represents clients facing a wide range of financial crime charges, with notable recent experience in tax and contract fraud, as well as market manipulation. “He is extremely diligent and builds a great rapport with clients” and recently handled the high-profile acquittal of a former RBS banker in an HMRC prosecution against investors in film schemes

James Mullion – James has developed a strong reputation in his field as a dedicated and conscientious lawyer. He has expertise in the criminal and civil law fields, dealing with all aspects of fraud litigation and regulatory issues, as well as breach of privacy and other civil matters.

His impressive criminal practice continues to expand, advising clients on Operation Elveden (investigation into payments to public officials by journalists), Operation Birkhill (largest human trafficking prosecution ever bought in the UK) and a high profile investigation into misappropriation of political funds.

Fiona Gavriel – Fiona is a partner specialising in and with extensive experience of complex business and financial crime, regulatory law and serious and complex crime. She has led teams of solicitors in numerous high profile and media featured cases brought by the SFO, HMRC, CPS, FCA, NCA, Trading Standards, HRA, HCPC the Metropolitan Police War Crimes Unit.

Fiona has a track record of securing acquittals at trial. This includes the acquittal of an accountant in Operation Amazon, a Broker accused of manipulating Libor, a Director of a well know Brewery accused of VAT fraud and most recently a health professional who faced their Regulator following five allegations of sexually motivated, non clinically justified examinations.

Having originally trained and qualified at Janes solicitors in 2000, she  returned as a partner in 2018.

Victoria Gregory – Victoria is a partner with extensive experience in all aspects of serious fraud investigations and litigation, financial and white-collar crime including Worldwide Freezing Orders. She brings tactical and innovative solutions to complex cases.

Victoria has acted in some of the leading financial crime cases in recent years with extensive media coverage (Operation Amazon – largest ever HMRC indirect taxation prosecution; R v Goodman – acquittal of ICAP broker in Libor trials; R v Westwood – no evidence offered against former Tremeloes star in historic sexual offences case; R v Grillo and Grillo – double acquittal of two former personal assistants to Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi).

Victoria has built a solid reputation and respect amongst both clients and leading professionals as an extremely committed, fearless, and supportive lawyer.

Janes Solicitors – Our Reputation for Success

Established for over 25 years as a niche law firm, Janes continues to grow in strength – proving tough competition for our larger competitors. Our commitment to client care and our track record in successfully representing clients in the areas of serious and complex fraud, serious crime, financial crime and regulation matters has earned us our reputation for excellent results. Our team is dedicated and driven, and that is why clients, as well as other firms, recommend us.

Janes Solicitors – Leading Criminal & Regulatory Lawyers London

Janes Solicitors is a niche firm specialising in fraud, financial crime, tax, bribery and corruption, serious crime and proceeds of crime matters including confiscation, freezing orders and civil recovery proceedings. We are one of the few firms authorised to handle cases before the Privy Council. We also work on an advisory basis, providing guidance and advice to businesses and individuals, particularly in the areas of corporate law, professional regulatory/compliance matters and taxation. Whether you require corporate advice or a private advisory service for your family-owned business or private company, our lawyers can help.

Our dynamic team will provide you with high-quality advice and we leave no stone unturned to ensure you are given the best chance of success. If you need legal advice, if you are under suspicion or investigation, or if you are being prosecuted for a serious criminal offence, call our offices today on 020 7930 5100. Alternatively, you can contact us via our “ contact form and one of  “” our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

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