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James O'Hara


James is a qualified solicitor (Higher Rights) and Partner.  He regularly represents individuals and companies in complex civil and criminal proceedings.  James is head of our PoCA and Financial Crime Department.  He regularly defends clients in applications brought by the SFO, FCA, and HMRC amongst others. 

James also has significant experience in advising individuals and companies subject to civil and criminal HMRC tax investigations. 

James has represented clients in some of the largest applications for confiscation orders in recent years and is adept at handling a variety of issues flowing from them involving restraint, delivery up, and compliance orders. 

James is ranked by Chambers and Partners as an expert in Proceeds of Crime and Asset Forfeiture.  He regularly advises on Account Freezing Orders and applications for Enforcement Receivers, and has experience of defending private prosecutions.  


Professional Memberships

  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association

  • London Irish Lawyers Association



James O'Hara
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