Many congratulations to Natasha Draycott and James Fletcher, who have both been shortlisted for the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2022. 

Natasha Draycott has been nominated as Crime and Extradition junior of the year.

Natasha is a specialist Extradition practitioner and is one of the most highly regarded and sought-after juniors at the UK Bar. She is recognised as a leader in her field by both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. She was appointed to the prestigious Attorney General’s Panel in 2021. 

Natasha’s caseload consists entirely of multijurisdictional work and predominantly “Part 2” cases. Natasha acts in complex and serious matters such as murder, terrorism, financial crime and serious sexual offences. Her cases often involve politically and financially sensitive issues. She has a busy appellate practice and has appeared in over 250 cases in the Administrative and Divisional Courts. She represents high net worth individuals and is counsel of choice for a number of leading national and international law firms.

James Fletcher has been nominated as Financial Crime junior of the year.

James practises in both civil and criminal law. He is a specialist in Asset Recovery and Proceeds of Crime work. He has significant expertise in dealing with Account Freezing and Forfeiture applications. He is instructed on behalf of businesses, by individual members of the public and by Government departments. 

James was appointed to Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel of Counsel in 2021.

He has been featured in Chambers and Partners in the field of Proceeds of Crime and Asset Forfeiture work (all circuits) since 2014 and has been “Top Ranked” since 2016. James is ranked as a Tier 1 leading individual in The Legal 500 for POCA and Asset Forfeiture (London Bar). 

The Legal 500 UK Bar Awards will take place on 5 October 2022. For more information on the awards click here.