Jack Walsh – Senior Associate

Jack joined Edmonds Marshall McMahon in June 2015, and more recently spent time working as a complex casework lawyer in the Court of Appeal to strengthen his knowledge of all aspects of the justice system. Prior to joining, Jack read PPE at Balliol College, Oxford University before working for a leading recruitment consultancy, gaining commercial experience in a fast-paced environment. He was called to the Bar in 2006, having taken a law conversion course where he came top in the year.

At Edmonds Marshall McMahon he undertakes work in the following areas:

  • Fraud
  • Offences by and against corporates
  • Trading Standards and Environmental Offences
  • Legal Research
  • Criminal and Civil Litigation

In these areas Jack has appeared in the Crown and County Court, Tax Tribunal, High Court and the Court of Appeal as well as Courts Martial in the UK and Germany.

Jack has a particular interest in legal research, especially relating to novel or obscure areas of law and procedure, in costs issues and in drafting.  He has acted for a variety of clients, from corporates of varying size, company directors to trade unions and well-known individuals.

Some cases of note include the following:

At Edmonds Marshall McMahon:

  • Successful letter before claim on behalf of a well-known author whose agent had been induced by fraud to pay a very large sum due to the author to the fraudsters;
  • Advised on issues of legal privilege, disclosure obligations and collateral use of material from civil proceedings in a potential private prosecution arising from a fraudulent multi-million pound insurance claim;
  • Advised a multi-national company in respect of a prosecution of a former director and associates for corruption. The principle issue was the likelihood of a stay of concurrent civil proceedings;
  • Acted for the vulnerable victim of a sexual offence in exercising her rights contained in the Victims’ Right to Review scheme and a potential judicial review of the CPS;
  • Advised the victim of a complex fraud conspiracy, much of which had been carried out outside the jurisdiction, in respect of obtaining evidence from abroad.

At the independent Bar:

  • Advised an MP on his alleged involvement in the Parliamentary expenses scandal and to make written submissions to Sir Thomas Legg as to the amount he was to repay. The submissions were successful and the MP was not prosecuted;
  • R v. K – successful application for interim relief in judicial review proceedings where the substantive case concerned a youth charged with rape (Lloyd Jones, J);
  • HMRC v. Harwich GSM Ltd [2012] UKFTT 279 – instructed by HMRC (led) in respect of an £11m MTIC fraud before the Tax Tribunal – HMRC successfully resisted the appeal;
  • D v. CPS – instructed by the CPS against a silk and junior to respond to an application to enforce £13,000 costs – the judge accepted the costs order was ultra vires and unenforceable;
  • R v. M – instructed by the CPS to respond to an application for permission to appeal against conviction on the grounds of jury bias – application refused;
  • R v. F – Represented the ‘director’ of a sophisticated, large-scale conspiracy to steal millions of pounds of copper cable. The 6-week trial featured PII and vast amounts of material including, most notably, mobile telephone and cell-site analysis and surveillance;
  • R v. H [2011] EWCA Crim 1627 – Jack’s arguments were described as ‘very clear and helpful’ by Hickinbottom J;
  • R v. E [2010] EWCA Crim 2265 – Court of Appeal case re: minimum term for possession of a loaded firearm where there was no intent to endanger life – Leveson LJ commented that Jack had ‘put the matter extremely well’ on Mr. E’s behalf; and
  • R v. W [2009] EWCA Crim 2300 – successful appeal against sentence for supplying drugs.

In 2016 and 2017 Jack contributed to the England and Wales section of the Asset Tracing and Recovery Review, an international fraud practitioners’ textbook (edited by Robert Hunter).

Jack sits as an Environment and Traffic Adjudicator for London Tribunals, determining appeals against liability for parking, moving traffic, bus lane, London lorry control, litter and waste penalties imposed by the London local authorities and Transport for London.

Jack previously sat for the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a chair of its Fitness to Practice panel, hearing cases concerning alleged lack of competence and misconduct.

Jack is a member of the Criminal Bar Association.