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Jeremy Barnett - Year of call: 1980

Jeremy is a Barrister has defended hundreds of people and companies accross the country on cases involving murder and manslaughter to those accused of fraud and financial crime.

Jeremy Barnett | Barrister at Law | Leeds Lawyer

What the Directories say...

"He is very commercial, a good strategist, and gets to the key issues very quickly" Legal 500 2015



Jeremy is a Barrister who has defended hundreds of people and companies accused of fraud around the county. He is an expert fraud lawyer who has represented people charged with the following types of offences:

  • Pyramid Selling, including money circulation schemes such as Alchemy and Ostrich Farming £20m
  • Bayling and recycling of stainless steel in £20m alleged fraudulent scheme.
  • ILA [Individual Learning Account] distant learning schemes. £20m
  • Financial Services – collective investments, deposit taking, self certification mortgages £10m
  • VAT reclaim schemes by accountants, and entrepeneurs.
  • Advance Fee Frauds £10m
  • Securitised borrowing by Mercedes main agent £30m
  • Counterfeiting and money laundering £20m
  • Corruption of Chief Planning Officer, Doncaster
  • Asian bank breaching banking regulations and unauthorised investments.

As an expert lawyer involved in fraud cases, Jeremy has been involved in numerous cases concerning auditing standards and best practice, and as a result was appointed to the AADB [Accounting and Actuaries Disciplinary Board] in 2008.

He has also represented a number of directors who have been made subject to Directors Disqualification proceedings in the High Court by the DTI and BIS. In many cases, the Director is involved with the running or management of other companies that are solvent, so an application is made for leave to act under s17 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.

His experience in dealing with huge data sets as a fraud lawyer resulted in him being appointed as a visiting professor of Law Informatics at Leeds University, where he specialised in IT systems for major trials and dispute resolution.

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Jeremy Barnett
Year of call: 1980

Legal 500 2016

"He shows attention to detail, business acumen and excellent client skills"

Jeremy is Head of Regulatory and has over 30 years experience in a variety of areas of law. He represents both companies and professionals before tribunals, and in regulatory or fraud cases and is an expert climate change lawyer.

With a background in advanced computing, he is currently involved in leading research and development of Blockchain and Smart Contracts.

You can instruct Jeremy directly or by using a solicitor.



Professional Disciplinary

Appeared in both recent High Court decisions on interventions:

Esdon v Law Sociey  High Court March 2015 Application to withdraw Intervention.

Recent High Court decision March 2016 in Ramasamy v Law Society 

Board Member of AADB [now the FRC ] for 4 years.

Successful defences of Actuary and ICEAW members.

Cases of dishonesty, examination issues, non disclosure of previous convictions.

Collective Investment Schemes. Fit and Proper Person rules for scheme members.  Advice re Unregulated Investments.

Client Account Rules for P2P Crowdfunding Platform [Article 36H of the Regulated Activities Order] & CASS 7 [Client Account Sourcesbook]


Claims Management Regulator


HMRC Tribunals

Has represented a number of taxpayers on licensed access instructions from Chartered Accountants in respect of appeals against assessments to the First Tier (Tax Chamber). Cases include 

Director Disqualification  


Renewable Energy Consumer Code Panel   


Office of Fair Trading  


Trading Standards   


Environment and Planning    




Health and Safety


Future Internet