Jamas Hodivala has acted both as single advocate and junior counsel in a wide variety of serious criminal cases.
Jamas offers specialist advice and advocacy in business crime, professional discipline and judicial review. He brings a range of specialist knowledge in different areas to help clients achieve the best possible result.
He is often instructed to advise clients at an early stage of an investigation, including on a Direct Access basis. He acts as leading or junior counsel for individuals and companies in cases that often involve an international element including serious fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering, restraint, confiscation and civil recovery proceedings as well as regularly being instructed in investigations and prosecutions brought by specialist regulators such as the Health & Safety Executive, the Marine Management Organisation, the Environment Agency, and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
He is also instructed to represent professionals facing disciplinary proceedings and has appeared in the General Dental Council, General Optical Council, General Medical Council, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal the Police Disciplinary Tribunal, the England & Wales Cricket Board, the FA Appeals Board and in Rule K arbitrations, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Jamas has considerable experience in proceedings in the Divisional Court, Court of Appeal House of Lords / Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.
“His advocacy skills are finely tuned and very persuasive.” Legal 500 2016
“He has a brilliant technical ability and he is hardworking and has great knowledge of the cases he is dealing with.” Chambers & Partners 2016
“He is an intellectual giant who is extremely thorough in terms of preparation and the way he conducts hearings.” Chambers & Partners 2015
“He is a calm and measured advocate, he leaves no stone unturned and possesses excellent forensic skills.” Chambers & Partners 2015