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Rupert Jones

Rupert Jones

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Jones, Rupert - Ranked In Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2015

POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture - All Circuits

Rupert Jones handles all aspects of the law of restraint, receivership, confiscation and civil recovery. He has experience of acting for a range of clients, including third parties, companies, liquidators and administrators.
Expertise: "He's in a league of his own. He's very good at receivership and restraint, and he's never out of court." "His advocacy and written submissions are extremely good."
Recent work: Acted for the defendant in confiscation proceedings relating to a fraudulent evasion of VAT worth £600,000.

Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2014.

POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture - All Circuits – Band 1

Rupert Jones of 3PB Barristers focuses mostly on the civil aspects of POCA and asset forfeiture work, and frequently handles high-profile civil recovery cases.
Expertise: “He’s heavily specialised and really knows his stuff.”
Recent work: He was instructed by the CPS to defend in its case against Eastenders Group, seeking leave to appeal in the Supreme Court on a novel point concerning Article 1 of the First Protocol of the ECHR


Rupert has a civil practice specialising in the following areas:

Asset Recovery and the civil recovery of the Proceeds of Crime. He has great experience in the three main statutory regimes, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA), the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (CJA) and the Drug Trafficking Act 1994 (DTA). While he acts primarily in the Administrative Court he also appears in the Family and Chancery Divisions of the High Court, both Divisions of the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords.  He has a particular expertise in acting for receivers, third parties, companies, liquidators, administrators and those applying for compensation and release of funds from restraint, receivership and confiscation orders and those caught up with civil recovery of the proceeds of crime. 

He has been recommended by Chambers and Partners for the last three years as a leading junior in POCA and Asset Forfeiture Work and is ranked in Band 1 ‘He's heavily specialised and really knows his stuff’.  He has been shortlisted as one of the junior counsel for the ‘Bar Hot 100’ award in relation to this work. He is also one of the three editors of the 4th edition of Millington and Sutherland Williams on The Proceeds of Crime (OUP – publ. Oct 2013).

Indirect Tax.  He specialises in appeals at the First and Upper Tier Tax tribunals in relation to withheld VAT and the restoration of goods seized for non payment of Excise Duty.

National security.  He regularly advises and appears in appeals to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) relating to the deprivation of citizenship and deportation of Terrorist suspects and to the High Court regarding Control Orders imposed against Terrorist suspects under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 and Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures under the 2011 Act.

Public and regulatory law including: Judicial Review; Company Directors Disqualification; civil actions arising from allegations of criminal wrongdoing.  He is recommended by the Legal 500 2013/2014 as a leading junior counsel to the Crown (B Panel) and is a Legal Assessor for the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Reported Cases

Asset Recovery

  • Oxana Zubakova v Serious Organised Crime Agency / National Crime Agency – national media reporting 3-10 January 2014
  • Lee & Ors v Solihull Magistrates Court & Anor [2013] EWHC 3779 (Admin) (05 December 2013)
  • Robert John Minshall v (1) Revenue & Customs Commissioners (2) Revenue & Customs Prosecutions Office (2013) Ch D (Leslie Blohm QC) 13/11/2013References: LTL  13/11/2013
  • R (on the application of Mohammed) V Birmingham Magistrates' Court (2013) DC (Aikens LJ, Mitting J) 18/07/2013  LTL 6/8/2013
  • Crown Prosecution Service v (1) Eastenders Group (2) Brandon Barnes [2012] EWCA Crim 2436;  [2013] 2 All ER 437 : [2013] 1 Cr App R 24
  • R (on the application of Horne and Others) v Central Criminal Court & (1) CPS (2) HMRC [2012] EWHC 1350 (Admin); [2012] 1 WLR 3152
  • (1) CPS (2) Brandon Barnes v Eastenders Cash & Carry, Central Crim Ct (Underhill J) 8/05/2012 References: LTL 9/5/2012
  • Brandon Barnes (Applicant) v Eastenders Cash & Carry & Ors (Respondent) & CPS (Interested Party) [2012] EW Misc 6 (CCrimC) (Underhill J) 
  • Minshall v. The United Kingdom - 7350/06 (2012) 55 EHRR 3, [2011] ECHR 2243
  • Re Ford-Sagers [2011] EWHC 2217 (Admin)
  • Grant, Re [2011] EWCA Civ 643;[2011] NPC 58
  • Grant, Re [2011] EWHC 1007 (Admin)
  • R v Whiston-Dew and Richards[2011] EWCA Crim 647
  • Regina v Blexar Limited – [2010] EWCA Crim 3111
  • AA and SA v R; [2010] EWCA Crim 2805; [2011] Lloyd's Rep FC 71
  • Bassaid v Munir [2010] EWCA Civ 1235
  • Larkfield Limited v Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office; Court of Appeal Civil Division; [2010] EWCA Civ 521 [12/5/10] (2010) 3 All ER 1173 : (2010) STC 1506
  • Stephen Lamb v Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office; Court of Appeal Civil Division; [2010] EWCA Civ 285; [2010] Lloyd's Rep FC 405 [18/03/10] (2010) STC 1190
  • R (On The Application Of The Director Of Revenue & Customs Prosecutions) v Birmingham Magistrates' Court & Raymond Woolley (Interested Party)[2010] EWHC (Admin) 12; [2010] Lloyd's Rep FC 286 [15/01/10]
  • Re M Sub Nom Revenue & Customs Commissioners v Raymond George May (2009) [2009] EWHC 2163 (Admin)
  • In The Matter Of R (2009) [2009] EWHC 1700 (Admin)
  • Robert Minshall v Marylebone Magistrates' Court & Revenue & Customs Prosecutions Office (2008) (2009) 2 All ER 806; [2010] 1 WLR 590
  • Stodgell v Stodgell ?[2008] EWHC 1925 (Admin), [2008] Fam Law 1084, (2009) 2 FLR 218
  • Marion Gibson v Revenue & Customs Prosecution Office (2008) (2009) 2 WLR 471 : (2008) 2 FLR 1672 : (2008) NPC 63 : (2009) QB 348 : Times, July 14, 2008
  • Paul Hansford v Southampton Magistrates' Court & Revenue & Customs (Interested Party) (2008) (2008) 4 All ER 432 : Times, March 19, 2008
  • Telli v Revenue & Customs Prosecutions Office (2007) (2008) 3 All ER 405 : (2008) 2 Cr App R (S) 48 : (2008) Crim LR 400
  • Togher v RCPO and Doran ?[2007] EWCA Civ 686; [2007] UKHRR 1079, [2008] 2 WLR 82, [2008] QB 476
  • R v Sampson and others [2007] EWCA Crim 1238
  • Solomons, Solomons and RCPO [2007] EWHC 1362 (Fam)
  • In the matter of Robert Minshall and the Criminal Justice Act 1988 [2007] EWHC 214 (Admin)
  • R v Selby (QBD (Admin) 16 June 2006
  • Capewell v HMRC (2007) 1 WLR 386 (HL); [2007] 2 All ER 370, [2007] UKHL 02, [2007] UKHL 2
  • Re W [2006] EWHC 2230 (Admin)
  • Re G [2006] EWHC 3131 (Admin)

National Security

  • BF v SSHD [2013] EWHC 2329 (Admin)
  • CF v SSHD [2013] EWHC 843 (Admin)
  • S1, T1, U1 & V1 (Refusal of entry - Dismissed) [2012] UKSIAC 106/2011_2 (21 December 2012)
  • S1, T1, U1 & V1 (Refusal of entry - Application for a stay of appeal - Refused) [2012] UKSIAC 106/2011 (08 October 2012)
  • S1, T1, U1 & V1 v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSIAC, 106,107, 108 & 109/2011 (26 July 2012)
  • SSHD v BF [2012] EWHC 1718 (Admin) 25 June 2012
  • CE v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 3159 (Admin) 21 December 2011
  • S1, T1, U1 & V1 v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Refusal of entry - Preliminary Issue) [2011] UKSIAC 106/2011 (27 October 2011)
  • Secretary of State for the Home Department v BF [2011] EWHC 1878 (Admin) (18 July 2011)
  • BG v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 1478 (Admin) (13 June 2011); [2011] 1 WLR 2917
  • M1 v SSHD [2011] UKSIAC/101/2010; 11th May 2011
  • CA v SSHD [2010] EWHC 2278; 10th September 2010
  • BH v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWHC 2938 (Admin)
  • BG and BH v SSHD – [2009] EWHC 3319 (Admin)
  • Secretary of State for the Home Department v AU (2009) EWHC 49 (Admin)

Indirect Tax

  • Putri Projosujadi v Director of Border Revenue [2014] UKFTT 80 (TC) (13 January 2014)
  • Else Refining and Recycling v HMRC [2014] UKUT 8 (TCC) (10 January 2014)
  • Hedley's Humpers Ltd v Revenue & Customs [2013] UKFTT 684 (TC) (19 November 2013)
  • Malt Beverages BVBA v The Director of Border Revenue [2013] UKFTT 550 (TC) (08 October 2013)
  • D & W Transport Services v Director of Border Revenue [2013] UKFTT 494 (TC)
  • Matskas Trans Ltd v The Director of Border Revenue [2013] UKFTT 330 (TC)
  • Stern v UKBA [2013] EWHC 553 (Admin)
  • W Pash v Revenue & Customs Commissioners [2013] UKFTT 100 (TC)
  • Mahdi Hamidi Ashtiani v Director Of Border Revenue [2012] UKFTT 761 (TC)
  • Darren Caiels v Director Of Border Revenue  [2012] UKFTT 617 (TC)
  • Else Refining and Recycling Ltd v HMRC [2012] UKFTT 470 (TC) (23 July 2012)
  • Vernon Yip v Revenue & Customs[2012] UKFTT 165 (TC) (28 February 2012)
  • R (on the application of UKBA) v Portsmouth Crown Court [2011] EWHC 3517 (Admin)
  • Alan Jones v Director of Border Revenue [2011] 307 UKFTT (TC) – (10 May 2011)
  • Ivanavicius v Director of Border Finance [2011] UKFTT 295 (TC) (06 May 2011)
  • Jaszczyszyn v Director of Border Revenue [2011] UKFTT 126 (TC) (16 February 2011)
  • Clear Plc v The Director of Border Revenue [2011] UKFTT 11 (TC) (16 December 2010)
  • Martin v Director Of Border Revenue [2011] UKFTT 4 (TC) (14 December 2010)
  • Auto Poz Trans v Revenue & Customs [2011] UKFTT 3 (TC) (01 December 2010)
  • Desai v The Director of Border Revenue [2010] UKFTT 595 (TC) (24 November 2010)
  • Watson v Revenue & Customs [2010] UKFTT 565 (TC) (12 November 2010) 
  • Flagg v Director of Revenue for the UK Border Agency [2010] UKFTT 518 (TC) (27 October 2010)
  • Hernandez v Revenue & Customs [2010] UKFTT 447 (TC) (22 September 2010)
  • Linda Cook v Director of Border Revenue [2010] UKFTT 381 (TC); 17/8/10
  • BT Trasporti SRL (in liquidation) v Director of Border Revenue [2010] UKFTT 287 (TC)
  • OK Trans Ltd v Revenue & Customs [2010] UKFTT 223 (TC) (18 May 2010)
  • Hunova-Trans KFT v Revenue & Customs [2010] UKFTT 153 (TC) (08 April 2010)
  • VDS UK Ltd v Revenue & Customs [2010] UKFTT 145 (TC) (01 April 2010)
  • Aidinas Ivanavicius v Revenue & Customs [2010] UKFTT 83 (TC) (05 February 2010)
  • Next Generation International Limited v The Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs; [2010] UKFTT 46 (TC); TC 00359 [28/01/2010]
  • Wieslaw Parysek (t/a WP-Trans Wieslaw Parysek) v Revenue & Customs [2009] UKFTT 354 (TC) (09 December 2009)
  • Czarnecka & Ors v Revenue & Customs [2009] UKFTT 255 (TC) (08 October 2009)
  • Matthews v Revenue & Customs [2009] UKFTT 254 (TC) (05 October 2009)
  • Howson v Revenue & Customs [2009] UKFTT 248 (TC) (25 September 2009)
  • Haseeb Mini Supermarket Ltd v Revenue & Customs [2009] UKFTT 222 (TC) (01 September 2009)
  • John Morgan v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2009] UKFTT 134 (TC)
  • Williams v Revenue & Customs [2009] UKFTT 85 (TC) (05 May 2009)
  • Darwesh v Revenue & Customs [2009] UKVAT(Excise) E01171 (11 March 2009)
  • Hersi v Revenue & Customs [2009] UKVAT(Customs) C00271 (27 February 2009)
  • Jobe Transport Ltd v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01159 (22 December 2008) 
  • Transania-Katarzyna Maciejewska v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01156 (11 December 2008)
  • Gerald v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01155 (03 December 2008)
  • Grenville-Jones v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01145 (07 November 2008)
  • Ezemu v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01146 (07 November 2008)
  • Romao v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01144 (24 October 2008)
  • England & Anor v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01143 (22 October 2008)
  • Uncle v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01131 (05 August 2008)
  • Minchella v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Customs) C00260 (26 June 2008)
  • Koluch v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01122 (26 June 2008)
  • Dodge v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01120 (20 June 2008)
  • Kalhorani v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01119 (06 June 2008)
  • Belkiss v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01117 (30 May 2008)
  • Yorke v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01116 (29 May 2008)
  • Gokce v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01108 (24 April 2008)
  • Emil Malinowski v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01105 (07 April 2008)
  • Stefaniak v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01101 (20 March 2008)
  • Boxton Ltd v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01094 (07 March 2008), [2008] V & DR 499;
  • Mason v Revenue & Customs [2008] UKVAT(Excise) E01093 (06 March 2008)

Other Information

Rupert has lectured for POCLA & the SOAS LLM course - International Commercial Fraud.

He has appeared on and acted as interviewer of prosecutors, politicians, ex death row inmates, families and campaigners for a BBC Radio 4 programme - titled 'Death Row Rookies' shortlisted for an Amnesty International prize.

He was an intern at the Public Interest Litigation Clinic in Kansas City, Missouri, USA during summer 2000 working on death penalty cases having won a scholarship through the charity Amicus.

Due to the nature of his degree and time spent in The Three Bridges Regional Medium Secure Unit researching a thesis on schizophrenic violent and sex offenders, Rupert has a special interest in any Mental Health aspects of cases. 

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News

January 13 2014:

Rupert Jones advises National Crime Agency in high profile proceeds of crime case ...read more


January 13 2014:

Adam Hiddleston and Rupert Jones successfully represent HMRC before the Upper Tribunal, Tax and Chancery Chamber ...read more


October 1 2013:

Millington and Sutherland Williams on The Proceeds of Crime 4th Edition ...read more


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Academic Qualifications

MA (Oxon) in Experimental Psychology.

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Counsel to the Serious Fraud Office (B panel)
  • NMC legal assessor

Professional Bodies

  • Amicus Charity – Assisting Lawyers for Justice on Death Row
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers' Association