Justin McClelland


Justin is a partner in the firm’s regulatory and economic crime practice. Justin is a former prosecutor who acts for corporates and individuals in investigations facing regulators and prosecutors in the UK, Europe, Asia and North America. He has advised and represented clients across a number of sectors, including the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector. Justin is recognised in the directories as a leading individual and has been described by clients as ‘superb’, an ‘exceptional lawyer’, ‘structured, calm and thorough’ and ‘excellent at handling multi-jurisdictional investigations’.

Justin’s life sciences experience includes advising:

  • A global pharmaceutical company in respect of a transfer pricing tax dispute.
  • A global pharmaceutical company on its self-report to the MHRA.
  • A UK-based pharmaceutical company on an internal investigation into highly sensitive issues.

Justin McClelland is adept at handling enquiries from multiple supervisory and enforcement bodies on a consistent basis, but tailored to the different nuances required in each case. Calm, measured, thoughtful, listens well and challenges clients and regulators alike in an astute and diplomatic manner.

The Legal 500 UK 2023