Matthew Hardyman and Justin McClintock have successfully negotiated a £1.4 million reduction in a confiscation order arising from ‘massive and sophisticated’ prostitution network. The final order represented close to a 75% reduction in the benefit amount originally sought and more than a 50 % reduction of the available amount originally sought. The dramatic reduction achieved by Mr Hardyman and Mr McClintock was in part a consequence of persuading the Crown not to make the statutory assumptions that would normally be made in a case of this nature.
In making the order the Learned Judge noted the ‘drastic nature of the cut from the original figure’ and that he had ‘received great assistance on how the benefit figure is so low’.
Matthew Hardyman and Justin McClintock were instructed by Rustem Guardian Solicitors.