Jonathan Fisher (barrister)

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Jonathan Fisher QC is a London barrister specialising in corporate and financial crime, proceeds of crime, and tax cases[1] He is also a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics.[2]

In May 2011, Fisher was appointed a Commissioner on the Bill of Rights Commission established by the Coalition Government to investigate the case for a UK Bill of Rights.[3]

In 2006, Fisher was elected Chairman of Research of the Society of Conservative Lawyers. He held the post for four years and was included as No 62 in Conservative Home's Search for 100 }eers.[4] In July of the same year, Fisher joined the tax litigation and regulatory team at the London office of Scottish firm McGrigors with plans to requalify as a solicitor, but quit the firm six months later, returning to his work as a barrister. [5][6]

In 2004, the Society of Conservative Lawyers published Fisher’s pamphlet on "Why Intercept Evidence Should Be Admissible in Criminal Proceedings".[7] In 2006 Fisher wrote a pamphlet for the Conservative Liberty Forum entitled "A British Bill of Rights and Obligations"[8] and more recently, in 2012, he wrote a paper entitled "Rescuing Human Rights", which was published by the Henry Jackson Society.[9]