News and Events - Martin Hicks KC

14th Oct 2021News

Martin Hicks QC, Chris Foulkes and Gavin Irwin acted for two former Quindell directors investigated by the SFO and which has now concluded without criminal charges

In Spring 2015, claimant personal injury law firm, Slater and Gordon, completed its acquisition of Quindell PLC’s (now Watchstone PLC) Professional Services Division, for a reported £637 million. The purchase was later described by the Law Society Gazette as one of the most “contentious acquisition deals in legal history … the most expensive ever by […]

6th Mar 2020News

Martin Hicks QC secures suspended sentence for seafood trader who smuggled £53million of endangered eels from UK to the Far East over 2 year period

GK, 66, transported rare elvers from London to Hong Kong hidden underneath other fish in 14 separate consignments between 2015 and 2017. He was caught after Border Force officers found 200kg of the European “glass eels” (Anguilla anguilla), which are critically endangered (CITES Appendix II), at Heathrow airport in the first seizure of its kind […]

6th Jan 2020News

Martin Hicks QC secures early acquittal in Uber Eats Driver Murder Trial

RB was one of a group of teenagers who allegedly set upon a delivery driver in order to steal his moped while stationary outside a café in a Battersea shopping precinct. The incident was witnessed by many other members of the public and also captured on CCTV. RB was said to be the third of […]

11th Jun 2019News

Martin Hicks QC and Leon Kazakos Successfully Halt Private Prosecution

A private prosecution for fraud brought by one business associate (ST) against another (PT) in order to overturn liability awarded in a civil action was successfully stopped following abuse applications and an invitation to the DPP to take over and discontinue proceedings. This has now been approved by the Administrative Court and Court of Appeal […]