Confiscation and compensation order obtained in complex case involving offshore companies and third party interests – Jonathan Holsgrove prosecutes.

The Defendant was convicted in 2018 of multiple offences following a £1m mortgage fraud.  Confiscation proceedings followed but it became apparent that there was multiple third-party claims to assets and assets held by offshore companies.  The assets included commercial property, jewellery, private registration plates and a yacht. Since becoming involved in the case in 2021, […]

Housing Webinar

Jonathan Holsgrove discusses the current situation with the Housing Reform Bill and the case of ‘Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Mailley.

Jonathan Holsgrove completes “25 for 25 : The Pro Bono Challenge”

Congratulations to Jonathan Holsgrove on completing more than 25 hours of pro bono work as part of the Advocate ’25 for 25’ challenge. Having been inspired by pro bono champion the late John Collins, Jonathan has worked with Advocate for a number of years. His latest case involved providing advice on an appeal of a […]

Covid-19 – Amended Listing Priorities and the North Eastern Circuit

On 14th May 2020, Coulson LJ issued an update on the listing priority for cases in the County Court. The guidance reminds court users that the listing is a judicial function and that a judge should consider all cases before they are listed.  Appropriate directions can then be given if the case is suitable to […]

Jonathan Holsgrove discusses Injunctions in the age of COVID 19

The High Court at the Birmingham District Registry in the case of Wolverhampton City Council & Others v Persons Unknown [2020] EWHC 759 QB have recently considered the impact of the COVID 19 crisis as a factor in the granting of injunctions and the conduct of applications generally.