Jill Lorimer


Criminal Litigation

"a very hard-working and approachable solicitor"

Legal 500, 2018

"...a complete star…a consummate professional…extremely capable and hard-working"

A Client

Jill specialises in advising individuals facing investigation and prosecution by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). She has developed a particular expertise in representing those being prosecuted for insider dealing.

Jill has recently returned from a 12 month secondment at the FCA where she gained valuable experience of its approach to the investigation and prosecution of serious financial offences. She has also advised two defendants who faced insider dealing charges in large, complex prosecutions brought by the FCA (then known as the FSA). Both were acquitted on all counts.

In addition, Jill has advised numerous individuals facing both compelled and under caution interviews by the FCA and those being investigated for market abuse, criminal market manipulation and numerous offences under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA).

In respect of both "white collar" and general criminal allegations, Jill has extensive day-to-day experience in assisting clients at the police station and provides robust and tactically astute advice in the critical early stages of a criminal investigation. She advises clients facing the full spectrum of criminal charges, from driving offences to GBH, rape, sexual assault and other serious offences. 

Cyber-crime also forms an increasing part of Jill’s practice.  She specialises in advising individuals and corporates facing investigation or prosecution for cyber-related offences, including computer-enabled fraud, malicious communications, data protection breaches and other forms of computer misuse. Jill has written and spoken widely on this topic and has a particular interest in the regulatory and criminal aspects of cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).

what clients have said

"...a complete star…a consummate professional…extremely capable and hard-working"

"...an absolute life-saver"

"Thank you for taking on this case and for your resilience which led to a successful outcome"


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...not only incredibly professional, but also clear, concise, helpful and very understanding during what has been an extremely difficult period for all concerned

A Client

You have worked tirelessly on my case, never missed a step and managed me brilliantly

A Client

Insight from Jill

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How will the Financial Conduct Authority adapt to the post-Brexit landscape?

Will Court of Appeal ruling force FCA to re-think its use of its name and shame powers?

Is the FCA’s use of skilled persons reports on the wane?

FCA identify cyber-crime as key risk driver in new business plan

NCA launch high-profile strike against cyber-criminals

FCA targets financial crime in new business plan

2013: No let up in insider dealing enforcement action by the FCA

The FCA publishes draconian new “name and shame” powers

Criminal Records – minor offending to be excluded from scope

Sex offences – new guidance on sentencing

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 – an attempt to reduce prison numbers?

Cryptocurrencies: the new face of economic crime?

Bringing cryptocurrencies in from the cold

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies – regulation on the horizon to combat cyber-crime?

FCA sounds warning on retail CFD market

New amendments to FCA/PRA decision-making practice and procedure from 1 March 2017: partly contested cases and abolition of stage 2 and 3 settlement penalty discounts

FCA uses criminal powers for first time against alleged unlicensed lender

New FCA Chief seeks to redefine mission of the organisation

National crime survey – cyber crime central to uplift in fraud

Insider trading: the new market abuse regime

78 days in: all change at the Financial Conduct Authority

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+44 (0)20 7814 1295


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