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Michael Vere-Hodge QC

Michael Vere-Hodge QC

Call 1970
Silk 1993

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Asset and Tax Recovery

Michael Vere-Hodge is a senior Silk with extensive experience of all types of serious Crime acting both for the prosecution and defence.

He is a Recorder authorised to try serious sexual offences in the Crown Court.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Fraud: VAT evasion, Government Regional Grants, Leasing, Management of insurance agency, International trade in stolen, cloned 4x4 vehicles from Japan.
  • MTIC: Missing Trader Intra-Community fraud, or Carousel fraud.

Notable/Recent Cases

  • London Mobile Communications (MTIC)
    Instructed by HMRC to lead 3 Juniors in the VAT Tribunal to successfully respond to Appeals involving a total of £30 million. A very large MTIC case involving mobile telephone trading.
  • R v Kayani, Oxford Crown Court. Defence of a drug trafficking confiscation proceeding. A previous confiscation order had been made and satisfied some years before. The prosecution applied to have property assets declared to be 'benefit' in these proceedings which were acquired before the first confiscation order and excluded from that consideration. After successful defence argument, the initial claim for in excess of £1 million was reduced to an order for £150k.
  • R v Ozanne. MTIC. Defence of a large Missing Trader Fraud involving £4 million VAT on the sale of mobile telephones sourced from Guernsey.

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October 27 2015:

Michael Vere-Hodge QC & Oliver Powell instructed in high profile MCA Prosecution more

December 12 2014:

Nigel Lickley QC prosecutes in high profile “body parts killer” trial more

April 17 2012:

£26 million MTIC Fraud Decision more

... more news

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Recorder authorised to try serious sexual offences
  • Bencher of Gray’s Inn
  • Legal Assessor to General Dental Council (until 2016)
  • Legal Assessor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (until 2016)

Professional Bodies

  • British Association for Sport and Law (BASL)
  • Member of the Western Circuit Criminal Bar Association
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association