John is the go-to advocate for major heavyweight criminal cases, his practice encompassing serious fraud and ancillary issues, money laundering, insider dealing/city-based regulatory crime, murder, manslaughter, drugs, historic sex abuse and terrorism. His serious fraud practice includes work prosecuted by the SFO, CPS and HMRC and he is currently retained in several multi-million pound city insider dealings, money laundering and aggressive tax avoidance/evasion cases. He recently applied successfully to dismiss a film fraud tax evasion case in a prosecution by HMRC. He has successfully defended in cases brought forward by the SFO. John also deals with cases involving mental health issues and has been involved in a number of significant, innovative cases, the Gonzalez case and that of the knife attack in Russell Square are examples. John also has a strong professional discipline and regulatory practice, with particular expertise in health and safety and environmental work. He regularly defends in prosecutions brought by the Environmental Agency and HSE.