Tulay Hodge

Call: 2014

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Tulay is a “conscientious and competent” advocate who defends in criminal cases involving a wide range of alleged offences, some of which concern privately-paying clients. She has been described as “extremely adept at getting straight to the point and then communicating that precisely and succinctly”. Those who instruct her are “impressed with her standard of thorough preparation, strong advocacy and excellent client care” and “her down-to-earth manner has led to repeat requests from clients”. She is also instructed to prosecute cases in the Crown Court by the CPS and the DWP.

Notable cases:

R v S, Inner London Crown Court (2018)– instructed by the DWP to prosecute a multi-count indictment in a trial relating to benefit fraud. The evidence included numerous bank statements, business accounts, annual returns and Companies House certificates.

R v S, Basildon Crown Court (2018) – represented a defendant at her appeal against sentence in a dangerous dogs case involving expert evidence. Successfully appealed the destruction order of the defendant’s dog.

R v J, Chelmsford Crown Court (2018) – represented a defendant for a third breach of his Suspended Sentence Order. Persuaded the sentencing judge not to activate the custodial element of the Suspended Sentence Order.

R v A, Kingston Crown Court (2018) – represented a defendant who was alleged to have supplied Class A drugs on a commercial scale. The defendant pleaded guilty. Successfully submitted that the defendant should be placed in a lesser sentencing category.

R v O’B, Kingston Crown Court (2018)– instructed by the CPS in POCA proceedings following the defendant’s sentence for benefit fraud amounting to £131,000 over a 5 year period. Advice on related Property and Family law was accepted.

R v L-O, Inner London Crown Court (2018) – represented a defendant at sentence for an offence of dangerous driving. Persuaded the sentencing judge not to impose a term of imprisonment, notwithstanding the numerous aggravating factors.





LLB Laws (Hons), University of Reading

Very Competent, BPTC, University of Law