John Harrison - Year of call: 1994
An experienced advocate specialising in fraud and regulatory breach offences with particular expertise in relation to disclosure under the CPIA 1996 as amended and POCA offences/proceedings. John has acted as a leading junior to other members of chambers.
CPS Panel Advocate Grade 4
Accredited as Specialist Regulatory Advocate in Health & Safety and Environmental Law
Member of the British Russian Law Association
2007 ‘shows great promise as an advocate’
2008 ‘a popular choice for regulatory breach’
2009 ‘good humoured and approachable’
2010 'Deals with professional disciplinary proceedings, notably in healthcare'
2011 'espies everything, misses nothing; a genuine all-rounder'
John is well known for his capability to handle the most complex of cases with a clear, pragmatic approach. He has been appointed to the List of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law. John is also a member of the British Russian Law Association. He provides the instructing solicitor and client with the confidence in his ability not only for his sound judgment but also his expert legal knowledge.
- The Prosecution and Defence of serious and complex fraud (CPS, CPS HQ, SFO, BIS).
- Civil Fraud
- Insolvency/Company Act offences.
- Directors Disqualification.
- Trading Standards.
- Health & Safety.
- Professional disciplinary tribunals with health service tribunals a particular speciality.
- Administrative Law.
Registered with the Bar Council for Public Access work in the following areas:
- Chancery (Land Law).
- Common Law (General).
- Health & Safety.
- Professional Negligence.
- Regulatory Law.
- Administrative Law.
Leading cases include:
R. v. Page
A money laundering allegation stopped at the end of the prosecution case following legal argument based on the case of R v. Anwoir & Others. The associated mortgage fraud was also stopped following legal argument based on the case of R v. Horncastle.
R. v. Bundza
An internet ticketing fraud, involving the Leeds Festival and the V Festival, that received significant local publicity.
R. v. Aziz
Offences under the Mental Capacity Act.
R. v. Thwaites
An Operation Mach case, from Sheffield, involving the deployment of test purchase officers as covert human resources.
R. v. Kiani
Conspiracy to defraud and fraudulent trading offences prosecuted by the SFO. Defending a complex asset stripping fraud involving ‘white wash’ company purchases, inter company loans and the use of factoring agents.
NYYPCT v. Pamela Brompton
Acted on behalf of the North Yorkshire & York Primary Care Trust in an NHS disciplinary panel hearing
NMC v. Phyllis Ching Ping Seddon
Misconduct hearing alleging work during paid study leave
NMC v. Leigh Marshall
Misconduct hearing alleging mismanagement of a nursing home
GMC v. Dr. Dutta
Interim misconduct hearing alleging misuse of prescription drugs
NMC v. Robert Seeley
Misconduct hearing alleging inappropriate relationship with patient
WYCC v. Hemingway
NYCC v. Wileman
Trading Standards. Defending Company Director alleged to have allowed false statements to be made on his company’s behalf.
R. v. Khan
Identifty theft conspiracy involving malicious computer hacking, dissemination & sale of stolen credit card account numbers, compromised bank account information, counterfeit currency, counterfeit cheques, and counterfeit identity documents. Defendant involved as a ‘moderator’ within the ‘shadowcrew.com’ website. Defending a international conspiracy involving internet identity theft and fraud.
R. v. Fitzsimmons
Fraudulent Trading and Companies Act offences prosecuted by the DTI. Defending a complex phoenix fraud with a multi million pound loss to creditors.
R. v. Amin
Diversion fraud with loss to the revenue of over £15m prosecuted by HM R&C
R. v. Hussain
(MTIC) Leading Junior Counsel. Carousel fraud with loss to the revenue of £6.5m prosecuted by the HM R&C. A successful abuse of process argument led to the quashing of the indictment
R. v. Parker
Long firm fraud
R. v. Edmondson
R. v. Thomson
R. v. Brian Day, Jack Meredith, Peter Welsh
EA v. Smith
Environment offences. Waste management offences described as the worst ever seen in South Yorkshire
Wharton v. Berrie
An application before the Land Registry Adjudicator.
EA v. White
Operation Teddington, R. v. Elam and Others, CPS West Yorkshire
One of the largest criminal prosecutions ever brought in West Yorkshire. Organised criminals were targeted with prosecutuions of financial crime offences.
HMRC v. Smyth
In monetary terms the largest MTIC fraud prosecution by the HMRC. Defending a company director charged with VAT evasion.
GMC v. Jasiak
Misconduct hearing alleging lesbian sexual harrassment.
R. v. Bent
Defending in a HMRC prosecution of a multi handed conspiracy to evade the duty payable on production and importation of excise goods.
Operation Riparian, R. v. Fielding and Others, CPS HQ
Prosecuted the confiscation proceedings that followed convictions of the defendants in this multi handed fraud.