Exchange Chambers’ Nick Johnson appointed Queen’s Counsel

Nick Johnson, from Exchange Chambers in Leeds, has been appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC).

One of 107 new Silks approved by the Queen this month following consideration by an independent selection panel, Johnson specialises in criminal fraud and associated commercial, financial and regulatory work.

He has considerable experience of large scale prosecutions brought by specialist UK agencies throughout the country and equivalent actions abroad, including European investigations and US corporate fraud proceedings brought by the US DOJ/SEC.

Nick is increasingly instructed at an early stage in investigations to give strategic guidance pre-charge and also, in relation for example to Bribery Act/FCPA compliance work, to advise on preventative measures. He has also developed an extradition and asylum practice, having represented UK and CIS nationals.

Alongside his fraud specialism, Nick continues to act for individuals charged with serious and organised criminal offences, from murder to large drugs conspiracies. He is also skilled at appellate work, having appeared twice in the House of Lords.

Tom Handley, director of chambers at Exchange Chambers, said that his appointment was well deserved.