James O’Hara

James O’Hara

Practice Area: Criminal Defence (Head of Confiscation Team)

JAMES OHARAJames is a qualified solicitor and Partner. He has previously lectured in both Contract Law and Banking and Finance Law. He is co-author of ‘The Confiscation Handbook’, published by Sweet and Maxwell, which can be purchased here: http://www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/Catalogue/ProductDetails.aspx?recordid=5866.

James specialises in fraud offences, specifically in confiscation proceedings and restraint orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act (2002). He also represents numerous clients charged with a variety of drug offences, particularly high value Class A importation, and has represented those charged with roles in the increasingly common MTIC Carousel frauds.  James has experience in Very High Cost Cases (VHCC) having defended cases brought and prosecuted by HMR&C, DWP, Economic Crimes Units, SOCA, UKBA and Trading Standards amongst others.

Telephone number: 020 7404 3004