Gerard Hillman

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Criminal defence advocate with experience in complex fraud cases.

Gerard has also represented defendants in a range of serious prosecutions including murder. Experienced in civil law, Judicial Review proceedings, professional disciplinary tribunals and the VAT and Duties Tribunal. He also advises and represents companies and individuals in respect of regulatory proceedings, including matters concerning the Information Commissioner and the Environment Agency.

Recommended as a leading practitioner for Criminal Fraud in Chambers & Partners 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The 2018 edition describes him as a "proven defence advocate."

The 2019 edition ranks him as a leading practitioner in General Crime. The 2019 edition describes him as a “knowledgeable senior junior with an outstanding eye for detail who juries warm to.”

Previously described as having a having “a very technical mind and deals well with expert witnesses.” (2016) “a brilliant junior counsel for fraud work” (2015) and “very able in court and extremely good with clients… an ability to see beyond the ordinary.” (2013)

Recommended in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 for his defence in boiler room, VAT fraud and money laundering cases.

Noted in the Legal 500 in Fraud (2015): “His strategic style of advocacy gets results.”