Jason Bartfeld QC

Practice Summary:

General Crime, with an emphasis on serious organised crime including complex homicide, modern slavery and large-scale drug importation.

Fraud and Financial Crime, including insider trading, bribery, market manipulation, complex money laundering and tax fraud.

Proceeds of Crime, including defending both criminal and civil POCA applications.

Disciplinary and Regulatory Law, with an emphasis on Sports Law and professional disciplinary panels.

Specialist practice in advising on, designing, drafting, operating and auditing anti-bribery / anti-money laundering / anti-slavery policies as required under UK and EU law for corporate bodies.

Recent Cases


R v PR. Acted at trial and on appeal for the lead defendant in the longest and most complex Modern Slavery case ever conducted in the UK.

R v MR. Complex POCA proceedings arising out of the use of slave labour.


R v NA. Legally complex ‘fight or flight’ manslaughter.

R v TH. Multi Defendant cut-throat murder with drugs background.

R v ZA. Brutal Rape and attempted murder of a stranger.

R v HM. Lead defendant in multi-handed murder where the defendants were initially attacked by the victims.

R v CG. Complex homicide turning on telephony evidence including the novel using of smart phone polling data.

Financial Crime and POCA

R v PR. Long standing tax fraud centred on the travelling community.

NCA v JN. Advising on the steps to be taken following an apparent breach of a Consent Order by the National Crime Agency in civil Proceeds Of Crime Act proceedings.

Re YK. Advising a prominent UAE resident on allegations (and counter allegations) of fraud relating to former UK business partners.

Re X. Advising a senior financial professional who had been investigated by the SFO for market manipulation and was due to be a prosecution witness in the trial of others.


GMC v DR. Disciplinary proceedings against a doctor involved in a serious car accident resulting in catastrophic injuries to his passenger.

GDC v BS.  Multiple proceedings against dental technician.

BHA v MS. Complex race fixing fraud, conducted as a disciplinary hearing.


  • Jules Thorn Scholar – Middle Temple
  • BA (Hons) in Philosophy & Politics – University of Durham

Professional Memberships

Criminal Bar Association

South Eastern Circuit

Midlands Circuit

Registered Lawyer under the Football Association Agents Regulations


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