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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