Oliver Weetch and Helen Easterbrook start large scale conspiracy case to traffic and control prostitutes

Oliver Weetch, leading Helen Easterbrook, has begun defending a client who along with seven others is on trial at Wood Green Crown Court accused of conspiring to traffic prostitutes into the UK from Romania, trafficking them inside the UK, controlling prostitution and money laundering. The trial is estimated to last 8 weeks. Both are instructed by Hodge Jones and Allen.

Barry McElduff is appointed as a Recorder

We are delighted to announce that Barry McElduff has been appointed a Crown Court Recorder by the Queen, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice of England.

Barry has been assigned to the Western Circuit with effect from 4th April 2018.

Josh Scouller in success at Court of Appeal

Josh Scouller successfully appealed against the convictions for theft and fraud of a client at the Court of Appeal. The Appellant was convicted after trial at Croydon Crown Court. Josh argued that the convictions were unsafe and the Court found that the Judge’s summing up was deficient in that it failed to explain the necessary ingredients of the offences, did not sum up the facts fairly or clearly and gave erroneous directions in respect of the expert evidence and inferences from silence. The convictions were quashed and no retrial was sought by the Crown.

Josh was instructed by GT Stewart Solicitors.

Christmas Opening Times

Our London and Portsmouth offices will close for the Christmas holiday on Friday 22nd December, and re-open between 10:00 Р15: 00 on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th December. We will close for the New Year and open as normal at 09:00 on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.