Hogan Brown is staffed by a number of highly experienced criminal defence specialists, and consultants providing sectoral expertise in the fields of Information Technology and Cyber-Crime. All of our solicitors are trained in human rights and actions against the Police. If, at the conclusion of your case, you have a potential claim we will be able to refer you to one of our other departments. The firm has grown quickly and occupies large modern offices on the first floor at 1, Union Court, Cook Street, Liverpool - the heart of the Merseyside legal district.
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|Address||1 Union Court, Cook Street|
|Phone Number||015 1243 7500|
Products & Services
General Criminal Defence
Hogan Brown has defended in every type of criminal case from shoplifting and common assault to murder and terrorism. We provide the same high quality service regardless of the seriousness of the offence or whether is a privately or publicly funded matter. For us that is a badge of pride.
We have acted for a wide range of clients including notorious figures from the criminal underworld as well as well known and popular figures from the world of business, sport and entertainment.
We are member of the Very High Cost Case panel which enables us to act in the most serious and complex cases. On the other hand, every day of the week we deal with a huge variety of cases involving public order offences, theft, sexual offences, drug offences, assault and other forms of violence.
As part of our general criminal practice we have a great deal of experience of defending individuals from all walks of life involved in road traffic offences. Our clients have included business men and women; high-profile individuals from the world of sport and entertainment; newly qualified drivers and people who drive for a living.
Our motoring team lead by John Brown is one of the leading specialists in motoring offences in the North West. His previous background as a Senior Legal Advisor in the Magistrates has equipped him with many years of genuine, hands-on experience and expertise in dealing with these type of offences. He will guide you through the legal process and the Court procedures involved. He will help you to avoid a ban and the imposition of severe penalties if possible.
Under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 confiscation proceedings follow the conviction of a defendant where the Court is satisfied that he or she obtain a benefit from his crime.
We often find that the confiscation proceedings become more confrontational and more complex than the original proceedings. The Act allows the prosecution to make a number of assumptions about the defendant which in reality put the burden of proof on a defendant.
Hogan Brown is often instructed to act in confiscation proceedings where the client’s original solicitors of choice have proved a disappointment. Confiscation proceedings are by their very nature complicated. Real diligence is required to avoid an unfair result.
We have been instructed in some of the biggest confiscation proceedings in the North West. We have often been able to demonstrate that the Confiscation order sought by the Prosecution is unrealistic and/or based on false or inadequate information.
We regularly instruct a range of experts including forensic accountants, chartered surveyors and private investigators to follow all possible lines of enquiry in order to combat the often draconian effects of the Act.
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