James Pickup Q.C.
"superb" in terms of both his preparation and his courtroom delivery. a "top man for big fraud cases," in the eyes of many he is the best. Chambers & Partners 2012
A specialist in commercial fraud defence and corporate crime who is regarded by his peers as an “intelligent and resourceful advocate” (Chambers and Partners). He has established a “blue-chip fraud practice” (Legal 500), with a reputation as someone who is “exceptional at client management” and “brilliantly focussed on getting the best out of the client”.
In recent years he has appeared in substantial cases both on circuit and in London. Those cases have concerned all types of commercial fraud from high yield investment (prime bank instrument) fraud, advance fee fraud, factoring fraud, frauds on the Stock Market, MTIC (VAT) fraud, Revenue fraud to money laundering. He is now instructed in major cases in the VAT Tribunal, a natural extension of his MTIC practice and expertise.
In addition he has experience in professional disciplinary work both at tribunal, statutory committee and higher court level in the Administrative Court and Court of Appeal; representing police officers, pharmacists and solicitors.
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