John Barnes // Chartered legal executive

John Barnes // Chartered legal executive

John has significant experience in defending in a wide spectrum of cases and has been involved in many leading and high profile cases.  He has acted for clients charged with a wide range of offences including murder, espionage, drugs, terrorism, fraud and white collar, money laundering, human trafficking, corruption, and misconduct in public office.

John also has a particular expertise in advising in confiscation proceedings brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA).  He represented Sylvia Allpress, whose case has now become one of the leading cases on the calculation of criminal benefit.  He also regularly advises clients on issues relating to restraint orders, applications under s.22 POCA and other related ancillary matters.

He is widely regarded in the profession as someone with great skill and experience.  John prides himself on his commitment to his clients by ensuring that he is involved from the outset of the case at the police station to its conclusion.  He has represented clients from all walks of life from professionals to the most vulnerable in society.

You can contact John using the details below.

Telephone // 0207-0254450 Email //


“One of the Eminent Players in the White-Collar Crime Field”

Legal 500

“A Level of Engagement that is Vanishingly Rare Among Criminal Firms”

Legal 500

“A Class Act in White-Collar Crime”

Chambers and Partners

“Highly Experienced Criminal Practitioners”

Legal 500