3PB welcome crime and regulatory barrister Jonathan Underhill

3 Paper Buildings (3PB Barristers) has continued its expansion with the arrival of Jonathan Underhill who joins chambers as an expert criminal and financial crime barrister from Foundry Chambers (formerly 9-12 Bell Yard).

He was called to the Bar in 2008, Jonathan is highly rated for financial crime and POCA cases, regulatory cases and criminal casework. Jonathan is regularly instructed to act for the Specialist Fraud Division of the CPS as well as HMRC most often in relation to Social Security and computer-based frauds. He has also undertaken disclosure and review work for both the Serious Fraud Office and National Crime Agency. Jonathan has also been sought out to advise on other less common frauds pertaining to local authorities and business regulation; notably “airport parking” and “blue badge” fraud. He has particular expertise in handling the restraint, confiscation and asset recovery aspect of cases centring on financial misconduct.

Jonathan is regularly instructed in high profile cases such as Operation Glenfall (2018/2019) – in a 31-handed perverting the course of justice case; Operation ‘Barren’ (2019) – defending a multi-handed fraud prosecuted by HMRC valued at £3.4m; and Operation ‘Z’ (2018) – instructed as Led Junior Counsel in a multi-handed money laundering case.

Commenting on his decision to join 3PB, Jonathan Underhill said: “I am delighted to join the Western Circuit’s powerhouse criminal set, 3PB. I am looking forward to further developing my practice, which focusses on crime, fraud and regulatory work, at such a dynamic and progressive chambers.”

Adam Feest QC, Head of 3PB’s large crime team, said: “Jonathan is well-known to Chambers and his wide-ranging expertise complements our existing strengths. His practice is a natural fit and we look forward to working with him for years to come.”