Barnaby Jameson QC

Call: 1993 | Silk: 2018

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Personal profile

Barnaby Jameson QC is a barrister with globally recognised expertise in Terrorism and terrorist funding. He has appeared in many of the most serious terrorist trials this century from 21/7(conspiracy to bomb the London Underground) to more recent cases involving neo-Nazi terror groups concerned in political assassination. He has unique experience of both Islamic terrorism and neo-Nazi terrorism (‘White Jihad’).

In addition to his court practice, Barnaby lectures the United Nations, foreign governments and the UK Parole Board on terrorism law.

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Terrorism

Terrorist cases have included murder plots (including plots against politicians), plots to overthrow governments, explosives offences, possession of terrorist articles, dissemination of terrorist publications, encouragement of terrorism, membership of terrorist organisations, terrorist money laundering and transnational terrorist offences.

Featured cases

  • R v D (2022) – Instructed in this case concerning membership of neo-Nazi terrorist organisation, Nation Action (D was the founder of the group in 2013).
  • R v R (2021) – Instructed in this case concerning membership of neo-Nazi terrorist organisation, National Action, linked to a plot to assassinate an MP and possession of terrorist articles including bomb-making instructions.
  • R v A (2020) – Instructed in this case concerning sourcing bomb materials to assist an IS cell in Germany.
  • R v J and others (2020) – Instructed in this case concerning membership of neo-Nazi terrorist organisation, National Action.
  • R v B and others (2018) – Instructed in this case concerning membership of neo-Nazi terrorist organisation, National Action, linked to a plot to assassinate an MP.
  • R v J.C., a minor (2017) – Instructed in this case concerning making explosives in a terrorist context.
  • R v J (2017) – Instructed in this case concerning a plan to detonate a suicide vest on behalf of Islamic State.
  • R v A, M (2017) – Instructed in this case concerning membership of Islamic State.
  • R v H, R and others (2016) – Instructed in this case concerning the funding of a UK-born Islamic State fighter in Syria.
  • Attorney-General’s Reference (No. 323 of 2016) – Conjoined sentence appeals in three major terrorist cases: R v A and G; R v K and K; R v S and M.
  • R v H and S (2016) – Instructed in this case concerning a Remembrance Day terrorist knife-attack plot.
  • R v A and G (2016) – Instructed in this case concerning a UK-Libyan terrorist cell arming and funding terrorist groups in Syria.
  • R v S (2015) – The ‘Iraq Bomb Maker’ case – Instructed in this case concerning conspiracy to murder a US serviceman with an improvised explosive device constructed by a London taxi driver.
  • R v AS (2015) – Instructed in this case concerning possession of terrorist articles to overthrow a Middle Eastern government.
  • R v M (2015) – Instructed in this case concerning the dissemination of Islamic State propaganda via Twitter.
  • R v M (2015) – Instructed for a defendant with schizophrenic history, attempting to join al-Shabaab in Somalia.
  • R v I and others (2007) – 21/7 conspiracy to detonate bombs on the London Underground.

See our Terrorism team.

Proceeds of Crime

Barnaby advises a range of International financial and other institutions on combating money laundering and terrorist financing.

Featured cases

  • R v K and A (2010) – Instructed in this £10m Taliban money laundering case involving funds transferred to Afghanistan and 21 other jurisdictions.
  • R v S, C and R (2010) – Instructed in this case concerning complex British Airways ticketing fraud.
  • R v F and others (2008) – Instructed in this case concerning a Latvian/Russian criminal syndicate linked to the Kremlin involved in moving criminal funds through 30 bank accounts (in multiple false names) to Latvia, Russia and Poland.

See our Proceeds of Crime team.

Drugs Offences

In addition to his specialist Terrorism practice Barnaby has a wide experience of serious drugs offences.

Featured cases

  • S and others (2011) – Instructed in this case concerning a record multi-handed cannabis importation.
  • R v J (2004) – Instructed in this £100m cocaine trafficking case where cocaine was concealed in a hidden panel running the length of a racing schooner.

See our Drugs Offences team.

Education

Universities of:

  • Cambridge, London,
  • Aix-Marseille III,
  • City University,
  • Inns of Court School of Law.

Professional appointments

  • Attorney-General’s Crime Panel Counsel (A Panel) (2006)
  • CPS Panel Advocate (Grade 4) (2012)

Memberships

  • CBA

Publications

  • ‘Terrorism’ chapter, Archbold Criminal Pleading, editor with Haddon-Cave LJ
  • ‘Prevention of Terrorist Attacks on the Basis of Xenophobia, Racism or other Forms of Intolerance’ chapter, Manual of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, editor

Languages

  • French
  • Greek

Other experience