James Tucker


Name: James Tucker
Position: Barrister
Year of Call: 2004

Ranked by Legal 500 for Western Circuit crime, James is a user friendly and effective courtroom advocate specialising in criminal law. After 15 years of representing clients in the Crown Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal he has built a reputation for hard work, excellent client care and getting results.

James is extremely hard-working and scrupulously fair. A very safe pair of hands.’ Legal 500 2023 – Tier 2

Ranked Tier 3 in Legal 500 2022

A hardworking barrister noted for his client care.’ – Legal 500 2021

‘Particularly recommended for fraud or drug-related cases. ’ – Legal 500 2020

Recommended for cases involving murder, serious sexual offences and violent crime.’ – Legal 500 2019

Bail and release from custody before trial
Judicial review and abuse of process
Regulatory and Maritime
Fraud, money laundering, dishonesty and confiscation
Drugs and related conspiracies
Violence, firearms, robbery and offences against the person
Serious Sexual Offences

As well as being available for direct instructions from individuals and companies, he is often chosen by solicitors for the most demanding cases and clients with complex needs, as well as instruction in Judicial Reviews.

His practice includes complex fraud, tax evasion and money laundering offences as well as cases of murder, conspiracy, drug supply, firearms offences and serious sexual offences.

He has a number of niche practice areas including maritime, health & safety and other regulatory law.

He is particularly sought after for advice on confiscation orders affecting the assets of people connected to defendants. He advises on and has presented successful appeals against conviction, sentence, confiscation orders and terminating rulings.


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