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Criminal Defence

CBC was formed on the basis of the strength of  its global team of  Criminal Defence advocates and world class investigators in London, Hong Kong and New York.


CBC works actively for both individuals and large organisations facing serious investigation, or allegation. Our leading silk, Jonathan Caplan Q.C, practices in the following areas:

  • Criminal work (specialising in fraud and cross jurisdictional matters)

  • Regulatory issues and corporate liability

  • Media Law ( contempt, defamation, privacy, content)

  • Public inquiries and tribunals (including sport and market regulation)

  • Health and Safety

  • Civil Fraud

  • Arbitration

  • Administrative law and judicial review

  • Extradition


Jonathan's clients include companies around the world, high profile individuals, television companies, newspapers, and government agencies. He regularly appears in the courts of Hong Kong and has represented and advised clients in many other jurisdictions including Singapore and the Gulf. He is regularly listed in the top tier of Queen's Counsel in the Legal 500 and in Chambers and Partners UK Guide to the Bar in the areas of crime and criminal fraud, public inquiries and administrative law, and Health and Safety.

At CBC we have a fantastic team of committed investigative professionals who work alongside the legal team in forming strong and robust investigative strategies to support your matter and ensure the best information is made available to support you. Our investigative experts come from investigative roles spanning years of Government service.

  • Former detectives

  • Research Analysts

  • Computer & mobile phone forensic experts


Our CBC team passionately believe in doing a thorough job, and we strive to provide a top class criminal defence service to all of our clients, whatever their circumstances.


You can expect total peace of mind as you engage with our Progressive, Professional and Private criminal defence team. Our team will endeavour to act in your best interests throughout your investigation and provide you with a high quality, personal and discreet service at all times. We will deal with your case sensitively and expeditiously, delivering exceptional standards of client care to minimise the impact on both your work and home life.

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