Jim Meyer

Widely regarded as one of the UK’s top criminal solicitors and Top-ranked in Chambers UK and Legal 500, Jim continues to be involved in many of the leading cases, whether relating to general crime, business crime, white collar crime, serious fraud, financial services investigations, offences under the Bribery Act, money laundering, internal and corporate investigations and health and safety investigations.

Jim is known for his astute and supportive approach to cases, offering sophisticated and above all strategic and pragmatic criminal law advice.

Jim recognises that the stigma of being involved in an investigation can impact negatively on a client’s business and personal life; because many of the matters on which he advises bring with them unwanted media attention (he frequently advises high profile people and businesses), he is well-versed at managing relations with the media through both formal and informal means.

Jim’s reputation is based on his quality assistance to his clients, protecting their rights and interests, and striving to get them the best possible result.

Sources applaud Jim Meyer as “a master of the detail as well as the bigger picture.” He advises on complex cases. (Recommended for Criminal Defence in London – Chambers and Partners 2014)

Jim Meyer is admired for combining sound regulatory understanding with extensive experience. “What he has done is to bring the skills and knowledge of a criminal solicitor to health and safety. He is a very bright chap,” say sources. He had a lead role on a number of HSE prosecutions, including that of Apollo Property Services (Health & Safety (UK Wide) Chambers & Partners 2014)

Sources report that Jim Meyer has “very good judgement,” and is “on the ball, sensible and always prepared.” He recently acted for an ex-Ince & Co solicitor who was accused of defrauding the firm and its clients of almost £3 million. (Recommended for Fraud (UK Wide). Chambers and Partners 2014)

At Tuckers Solicitors, Jim Meyer…successfully defended one of the lead defendants in the alleged operation of three ‘boiler-room’ frauds operated out of Spain, with an alleged value of $100m. (Recommended for Defending Fraud: UK wide – Legal 500 2014)

Tuckers Solicitors is a ‘major player’ in the criminal arena, with some excellent partners including … the ‘astoundingly quick’ Jim Meyer. Leading individual for criminal defence: UK wide – Legal 500 2014)

Jim Meyer jointly heads the special casework department and handles business-related crime. Sources agree that “he is good to have on side for his enthusiasm and determination.” In addition to a substantial fraud caseload, he recently defended the first mate of a pleasure boat against allegations of corporate manslaughter. (Recommended for Criminal Defence in London – Chambers and Partners 2012)

Jim Meyer maintains a reputation for excellence, with sources attesting to the strength of his practice and noting that “he really is wonderful – a standout” lawyer. Recent highlights include representing Nigeria’s former First Lady of Delta in the Operation Tureen money laundering investigation. (Recommended for Criminal Defence in London – chambers and Partners 2012)

Tuckers Solicitors is ‘first class’. The ‘meticulous’ Jim Meyer and the ‘on-the-ball’ Richard Egan were the lead partners in the successful defence of the main defendant in the alleged operation of three ‘boiler room’ frauds operated out of Spain, where the alleged value of the fraud was $100m. (Recommended for Fraud (white collar crime) – Legal 500 2012)

Jim Meyer is joint head of the firm’s team that handles VHCC, fraud and the special casework matters of serious crime; it deals with both fraud and general crime matters. He recently represented one of the defendants in Operation Steamroller, an SFO investigation into three linked alleged boiler room frauds operated from Spain, where the value of the fraud was alleged to be more than USD100 million. (Recommended for defending fraud allegations (UK wide) – Chambers and Partners 2012)

Tuckers Solicitors has seen a significant increase in high-quality, high-value instructions…Jim Meyer advised a senior employee at BAE in the SFO’s international corruption investigation. (Recommended for Defending Fraud Allegations: UK Wide – Chambers and Partners 2012)

Jim Meyer has a wide-ranging practice…Interviewees describe him as “efficient, enthusiastic and determined,” and he was recently instructed in a corruption investigation in the Turks & Caicos Islands. (Legal 500)

Jim joined Tuckers Solicitors in 1995, and was made a partner in 2005. He has been a specialist criminal litigator for over 20 years and is known for his clear, cogent and practical advice.

Jim was elected as President of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association in 2011, having served as an officer for the Association for over 5 years. He is a co-opted member of the committee for the Solicitors’ Assocation of Higher Court Advocates, and acts in an advisory capacity to the Law Society in relation to issues effecting criminal litigators.

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Tuckers enjoy strong showing in new Chambers directory

Tuckers have had an extremely strong showing in the new edition of the Chambers & Partners directory, released today, with top tier rankings in many areas of the directory. In Crime, the firm is ranked in Band 1 in London and is in Band 1 on the basis of its national presence and in Manchester and Birmingham…. Read more »

Businessman acquitted of rape

Today it took less than 30 minutes for a jury sitting at Gloucester Crown Crown to return a verdict of not guilty in favour of a businessman accused of so-called “date rape”. Reflecting on another successful defence, Jim Meyer observed just how big the gap is between those who can now afford to pull out… Read more »

Chambers & Partners – accolades for Tuckers

Tuckers have once again had two Partners named in the top tier of individual lawyer’s ranked in the Crime section of Chambers & Partners, with the firm ranked in both the Crime and Financial Crime categories once again. Sarnjit Lal is identified as an “Associate to Watch”, a little out of date now she has… Read more »

New Chambers Rankings

Tuckers are delighted to announce the results of the latest Chambers Directory publication, which has maintained the rankings of key individuals – as well as introducing some new individuals and categories to the directory.   Renata Pinter has been recognised for her work in the new Extradition category – being ranked in Band 1.  … Read more »

Tuckers in successful H&S prosecution following platform collapse

Jim Meyer, Partner at Tuckers, successfully pursued the prosecution of a Hertfordshire construction company for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when a temporary platform collapsed at a landmark development in south London. Noel Doyle, 32, from Hammersmith, suffered a shattered right elbow, broken vertebrae, fractured pelvis and ribs, and damage to internal… Read more »

Corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter

Jim Meyer has been instructed to act behalf of a company (Mobile Sweepers (Reading) Limited accused of corporate manslaughter, together with various health and safety offences. Such cases are rare, but what makes this unique is that the Director (Mervyn Owens) is facing linked charges of gross negligence manslaughter as well as health and safety… Read more »

Jim Meyer acts in City lawyer fraud case

Jim Meyer recently acted for Nathan Iyer in presenting his case in response to the discovery of a £2.8 million fraud involving money from clients of city law firm, Ince and Co.  Mr Iyer’s case was described by the judge in terms of “a dismal end to a fine career” as he used client money… Read more »

Legal 500 & Chambers acclaim Tuckers

Both the Legal 500 & Chambers Directories have recently published their new additions, heaping more acclaim on Tuckers’ lawyers. In Criminal Defence, London Partners Richard Egan, Jim Meyer and Phil Smith all feature strongly.   Richard is identified as “one of the finest lawyers of his generation”, Jim as “a wonderful, stand-out lawyer”.  Phil Smith… Read more »

Jim Meyer speaks out

The London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association dinner was held last Friday night, and its President – Jim Meyer, gave a speech outlining the fragile state of the Criminal Defence sector and its difficult relationships between the Bar, Judiciary and Solicitors. Read the Gazette coverage and the full text of the speech below: Lords, ladies and gentleman,… Read more »

HSE v. Messier Services Ltd

Tuckers Solicitors successfully a prosecuted aircraft maintenance company on behalf of HSE after a worker suffered injuries to his face and knees when he fell two metres in a maintenance hangar at Heathrow Airport.

HSE v. Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, Skanska Utilities Ltd and Maylim Ltd

Tuckers acted for HSE in relation to its prosecution of three construction companies after a worker helping build Arsenal?s Ashburton Grove stadium was injured so badly, his leg had to be amputated.

HSE v. Mansell Construction Services Ltd & Woodlands Plant Hire Ltd

Tuckers successfully prosecuted a plant hire company and a construction services firm on behalf of HSE following the exposure of employees and members of the public to asbestos.

HSE v. Hydro Plant Ltd and Michael Cunningham

Tuckers acted on behalf of HSE in relation to its prosecution of Hydro Plant Limited and Michael Cunningham after a foreman died when an excavator bucket filled with concrete fell on him at a London construction site.

HSE v. Euro Earthworks Limited

Tuckers Solicitors successfully prosecuted a company on behalf of HSE following an incident where a foreman died when an excavator bucket filled with concrete fell on him at a London construction site.

HSE v. Dan Shea

Tuckers Solicitor acted on behalf of HSE in relation to its prosecution of a Hampshire roofing boss after workers were spotted removing roof tiles without scaffolding or safety barriers to prevent them falling.

HSE v. Brendan Flyn Construction Limited

Tuckers Solicitors successfully prosecution a Harrow construction firm on behalf of HSE after poorly secured panelling fell from a building under refurbishment and injured two passers-by.

HSE v. Foxtel Limited

Tuckers successfully prosecuted the satellite TV specialist Foxtel Ltd on behalf of HSE after a dish installer fell 13.5 metres to his death.

HSE v. James Long

Tuckers act on behalf of HSE in relation to the prosecution of Croydon landlord after five of his tenants needed hospital treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning.

Conspiracy to Defraud the NHS

Conspiracy to Defraud the NHS

Carousel Fraud

Carousel Fraud

Conspiracy to Defraud Banks

Conspiracy to Defraud Banks

Insider Trading

Insider Trading

Confiscation – Criminal Lifestyle

Confiscation – Criminal Lifestyle



“Boiler Room” Fraud

“Boiler Room” Fraud

HSE v. JAS Truscott & Son Ltd

Tuckers successfully prosecuted a developer on behalf of HSE in relation to breaches of a prohibition notice.

HSE v. Vijay Kara

A developer and a contractor from north London, whose poor working practices left a Polish construction worker, Pawel Szczotka, permanently disabled, were fined a total of ?110,000 and ordered to pay ?165,000 in costs at Croydon Crown Court.

“Grooming” for Jihad

Tuckers acting for defendants accused of grooming individuals for terrorism

The Hamill Inquiry

Jim Meyer advising defence in Hammill Inquiry

Conspiracy to defraud finance companies

Conspiracy to defraud finance companies

Airline “Liquid Bomb” Plot

Tuckers act in relation to alleged ‘airline liquid bomb plot’

Tuckers act in successful in defence of Usman Saddique

Man accused of involvement in terrorism cleared

$100 million “boiler room” fraud

Tuckers is defending a client accused of a $300 million boiler room fraud

HSE v. British Telecom Plc

Tuckers is retained by HSE to prosecute British Telecom in relation to alleged health and safety failures

HSE v. Obioma Chukwudi and Precis Holdings Limited

Tuckers prosecute a company and individual following fatal accident in Surrey.

HSE v. London Central Bus Company Limited

Tuckers prosecute bus company following fatal accident,

HSE v. ROK Building Limited

Tuckers successfully prosecuted a construction company on behalf of HSE following a fatal accident

HSE v. Nadeem Aftab

Tuckers prosecute on behalf of HSE following fatal accident involving basement excavation.

Tuckers defend Governor’s wife

Tuckers defends Governor James Ibori’s wife against charges of money laundering

Turks and Caicos Islands Investigation

Tuckers instructed in alleged multi-billion pound corruption.

HSE v. Aviance UK Ltd

Tuckers successfully represented the HSE in relation to their prosecution of a construction company after a contractor fell over three metres while working on an airbridge at Heathrow Terminal 4.

Jim Meyer is elected junior vice president

Jim Meyer has been elected as the junior vice president of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association.