Jim was trained at the well-respected criminal defence firm Claude Hornby and Cox and joined the leading firm of criminal defence specialists, Tuckers Solicitors, upon qualification, in 1995. He was made a partner in 2005 and has been a specialist criminal litigator for over 17 years. He is widely regarded as one of the UK’s best criminal lawyers, and consistently ranks as a top criminal solicitor in the leading industry directories.
Jim Meyer has a wide-ranging practice that covers both general crime and criminal fraud cases. Interviewees describe him as “efficient, enthusiastic and determined,” and he was recently instructed in a corruption investigation in the Turks & Caicos Islands – Chambers & Partners
Jim has served as an officer for the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association since 2006 (and was elected as the Association’s President in 2011), representing the interests of solicitors practising criminal law. He also acts in an advisory capacity to the Law Society in relation to issues effecting criminal litigators.
Jim’s practice is focused on defending business crime and regulatory matters. He is a serious fraud supervisor for cases contracted by the Legal Services Commission, and heads the firm’s Health and Safety Enforcement Department, representing the Health and Safety Executive as one of only 3 solicitor agents contracted to prosecute on their behalf in the South East of England.
Jim Meyer handles business-related crime. Sources agree that “he is good to have on side for his enthusiasm and determination.” In addition to a substantial fraud caseload, he recently defended the first mate of a pleasure boat against allegations of corporate manslaughter – Chambers & Partners
Jim specialises in advising company directors and other professionals facing investigation by prosecuting agencies and other regulatory bodies, as well criminal litigation matters that can properly be regarded as complex either because of the legal issues involved, their size in terms of volume of evidence or because of their media profile.