John Harrison QC

Call To The Bar: 1994

OVERVIEW

John Harrison QC is both a regulatory law and criminal law specialist known for his capability to handle complex cases with a clear, pragmatic approach. John is a highly-regarded barrister, earning his reputation through working on cases involving substantial factual and legal complexity.

Called to the bar in 1994, John has developed a strong practice, spanning over twenty years, encompassing all aspects of serious crime; but is well noted for his expertise in complex fraud and regulatory work (including FCA regulation). John’s background in civil litigation and commercial law makes him particularly well placed in assisting clients in a wide range of litigation areas, including but not limited to health and safety, environmental, professional disciplinary and financial regulation.

Whilst predominantly based in the North of England, John maintains a practice with national scope. John is the NE Circuit representative on the Bar Council International Law Working Group and, prior to taking silk, was a member of the Attorney General’s list of prosecution advocates; although, it should be made aware that the vast majority of his work is as defence counsel.

John’s advice is often sought from the very outset. This includes advising professionals and businesses on interpretation of regulatory regimes and pre charge advice to both defence and prosecution authorities in matters which are subject to potential criminal proceedings.