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Justin Wigoder

Year called:

1977

Justin specialises in cases of serious fraud, money laundering and revenue evasion, and their associated often complex confiscation hearings. He 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.

Recorder, with tickets not just for crime but also civil and family (both Private and Public) work.

Grade 4 Prosecutor. Instructed by CPS Specialist Fraud Division

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.

Particular cases over the past 12 months have included:

Defending in Operation Laos, major evasion of excise duty.

David Shakespeare, long-firm fraud in relation to canal boats with overall loss 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, 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.

Interests

Theatre, art, food, and sport, particularly cricket and football.

Fluent in French