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Year of Call
1977
Recorder (Crime, Civil & Family)
Justin specialises in cases of serious fraud, money laundering and revenue evasion, and their associated often complex confiscation hearings.

CPS Grade 4 Prosecutor

Justin
Wigoder

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Justin is regularly instructed both for the prosecution and the defence in challenging criminal cases of all kinds, not merely financial but also concerning drugs, sex and violence.


Justin is a member of the CPS Specialist Fraud Panel at Grade 4.


His recent work includes leading for the prosecution in a nine week trial concerning insider theft of £250,000 from a company; prosecuting a VAT fraud concerning hundreds of thousands of pounds; defending in a SFO prosecution for corruption; various substantial cases of thefts from elderly (and sometimes deceased) relatives or those in care; mortgage frauds, both for the prosecution and defence; defending in high profile historic sex cases notably Mr Zadrozny where his diligence in working through the unused eventually resulted in the Crown offering no evidence, as well as the usual diet of a senior junior dealing with violence, drugs, and all types of dishonesty.


Other Interests


Justin's other interests include attending the theatre, art, food and sport, particularly cricket and football. Justin is also fluent in French.

Notable Cases
Operation Laos

Defence, Major evasion of excise duty.



David Shakespeare

Long-firm fraud in relation to canal boats with overall loses of some £750,000.


Townend and Hammond

VAT Evasion, over £100,000.


Denton and Hayward

Theft by adopted daughter of life savings from her parents.


Kimberley Cooper

Nurse in Lincoln Hospital stealing morphine from drugs cabinet and falsifying records.


Khan and Khatib

Dishonest insurance claims.


Wendy Staveley

Carer stealing from elderly now deceased lady.


Ward, Farrell and Draycott

Fraud by company managing director and two sub-contractors with whom he did some £1m of dishonest business.


Pavier and Shooter

Theft by company secretary of some £750,000 of company funds.


Operation Master

Modern slavery and people trafficking in Northern England.