0207 440 8888
Howard Godfrey QC
2 Bedford Row, London,
Tel: 0207 440 8888
Fax: 0207 242 1738
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Criminal Advocate, Par Excellence
National or international in scope, drug-
Most often, serious drug-
These cases are often typified by the existence of an informant, and the use of undercover police officers. Where an informer has been used, the weakness in a prosecution case can sometimes relate to his or her reliability. In other words. what have they been offered in return for their co-
In both scenarios, Howard’s skill as a master strategist and tactician, is key to his remarkable successes, and his in depth pressing of the prosecution for disclosure of information has resulted in cases being stopped in their tracks (stayed as an abuse of the process of the court). The key point here is that the eventual disclosure of material embarrassed the prosecution and revealed unlawful behaviour on the part of the police or customs officers.
Some Sample cases:
Drugs Sting -
A solicitor F was caught with drugs cash in Mayfair. This was a Metropolitan Police ‘sting ‘ operation using undercover police in London and Gibralter. The police set up a fake bureau de change in Mayfair, London, and encouraged F to import bags of drug cash from Gibralter to London. After many weeks of legal argument in court, the judge halted the trial because of the police’s illegal activity in re-
A converted trawler was used for drug running from North Africa to the UK, crewed mainly by retired SAS and SBS soldiers. The ship was arrested by a British Navy destroyer in the Atlantic, at the request of British Customs. We mounted a successful International Law argument that the arrest was unlawful and the judge dismissed the case as an abuse of the process of the court. The defendant was discharged.
Hidden Drugs Consignment -
The client met the lorry at a pre-
“Distills and plots
a course through
the most complex of work with ease”
If you or a family member, would like representation by one
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discuss your case,
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