James Fletcher, instructed by Jay Singh and Yen Truong of Hudson Marshall Solicitors acted for the Defendant Jonathan Feld in an unsuccessful private prosecution brought by his sister who had accused Mr Feld of stealing £1.5m of his mother’s funds from two bank accounts.

James made a successful submission of “no case to answer” in respect of the alleged theft of £1.3m from a joint Swiss bank account which was held by the Defendant and his mother: The judge agreed that because the account was held jointly, Mr Feld had full authority over the balance and could not therefore have stolen the funds.

The jury then later returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty in relation to the remaining count, which alleged a further theft of £225,000 from a second bank account.  

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James Fletcher 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 has been nominated as Financial Crime junior of the year, at the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards.
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).