Profile submitted by Gerard Hillman
Complex fraud, confiscation, corporate liability, asset recovery, regulatory, health and safety, disciplinary tribunals and VAT and Duties Tribunal.
Criminal Bar Association, Gray’s Inn, Inner Temple.
Kadurugamuwa (solicitor laundering proceeds of $100m fraud); Baugh (Boiler room fraud conducted from Spain with loss in excess of £7m); Ahmed (multi-million pound VAT fraud); Silva (multi-million pound fraud committed over long period by IFA); Suleman (multi-million pound MTIC fraud); Ponnusamy (laundering proceeds of a fraud valued at over £200m); Odia (£4m international advanced fee fraud); Olasemo (complex internet dating fraud targeting single women in foreign jurisdictions); Chappell (significant fraud by employee involving adapting computer software); Coombs (principle defendant in multi-million pound duty evasion fraud); Ferrigan (SFO prosecution of a solicitor charged with a series of mortgage frauds valued in excess of £50 million); Breeze (chief executive of a private psychiatric hospital acquitted of multi-million pound fraud on NHS); Akinwolemiwa (accountant acquitted of fraud and money laundering); Poole (significant fraudulent trading by company director); Roope (SFO prosecution of multi-million pound international advance fee fraud); Vidgeon (SFO prosecution of £7 million boiler room fraud); Miah (major immigration fraud); Choudhury (multi-million pound boiler room fraud); Khan (£10 million pound mortgage fraud); Chahal (£15 million bank fraud); Bridden (£16 million money laundering proceeds of MTIC fraud); Zec (£15 million duty evasion); Smith (£15 million duty evasion); Bondswell (investment fraud by non regulated individual promoting CFDs / derivatives); Farrier (company fraud on the European Social Fund and the European Regional Development Fund); James (£15 million VAT fraud); Director of the Asset Recovery Agency v R. (major asset recovery case). Bestel  EWCA 1305;  WLR (D) 296 successfully appeal to remit a confiscation order back to the Crown Court for a re-hearing. Institute of Directors v Commissioners for Customs & Excise  STC 25,  EWCA Civ 1814; Commissioners for Customs & Excise v Kingscrest  STC 490,  EWHC 410 (Ch). Gerard has also represented several jockeys accused of corruption in horseracing in proceedings at the Horseracing Regulatory Authority as well as appearing in other disciplinary tribunals including the Solicitors’ Regulatory Tribunal.