“James Mullion is the standout partner in my view. He is simple terms an exceptional talent with incomparable judgement”
– Legal 500 uK 2024
James qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and became a Partner at Janes Solicitors in 2010. He is well regarded in his field and has been cited in Legal 500 2023 as “outstanding” – other testimonials include:
‘James Mullion is an exceptional solicitor. He’s super bright, tenacious, does his research and is affable with it.’
‘James Mullion is outstanding in complex white-collar cases, particularly those with an international element.’
He advises clients on all aspects of fraud and regulatory matters and has an established civil practice arising from his criminal work. Recent high-profile cases include representing Gianluigi Torzi, the broker at the centre of an alleged fraud on the Vatican City State – he was instructed in the successful application for the discharge of a Restraint Order applied for by the Vatican regarding a £360 million London property purchase and successfully opposing Mr Torzi’s extradition to Italy to face related charges. He has advised clients in respect of Restraint Order proceedings following an external request from Poland to freeze approximately £25 million in assets, cash seizure proceedings for approximately £100,000 seized and a wide-ranging NHS fraud investigation concerning allegations of appropriation of NHS funds worth over £200,000 and continues to advise core participants in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. In addition he is instructed in Operation Gandhi – an HMRC prosecution into fraudulent VAT repayments totalling approximately £700,000. James is also the lead solicitor in the FCA prosecution Operation Alva – regarding extensive and complex allegations into fraudulent trading and general prohibitions offences.
James’ sanction practise is expanding. Whilst he previously advised clients in respect of alleged sanctions breaches, including a major petrochemical Chinese company accused of breaches of US sanctions related to Iran and two lawyers being investigated in respect of alleged breaches of Iraq-related sanctions in the UK. He is now being engaged to represent a high-profile client in respect of an application for removal from OFSI’s designation list. He is also advising clients in respect of assets frozen pursuant to the Russian Sanctions Orders.
- Law Society
- Fraud Lawyers Association
- Spending time with his two young sons
- James is also learning Russian
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