Tulay Hodge

Tulay prosecutes and defends cases across the full spectrum of criminal and regulatory proceedings.

The focus of her work is on financial misconduct and related matters, where she is quoted as being, “Extremely adept at getting straight to the point” and communicating her opinions “precisely and succinctly in a down-to-earth manner”.

She has a particular expertise in criminal and regulatory fraud and receives ongoing instructions from the Financial Conduct Authority, as counsel for the Enforcement and Market Oversight Division, where she advises on regulatory proceedings concerning banks, financial institutions and individuals within those organisations.

Other recent instructions have included working within the Business Crime department of Peters & Peters LLP, analysing evidence in respect of a high-profile public inquiry on behalf of an international PLC.

Recent Fraud Cases

R v Mohamad Yousef (2019) – Defence – Fraud by false representation

R v Conkova & Ors (2018) – Defence – Acquiring criminal property – Valued at £84,000

R v Attuh (2018) – Defence – Converting criminal property and conspiracy to transfer criminal property – Valued at £2million

R v Hashtroudi & Ors (2018) – Defence – VAT and PAYE tax fraud – Valued at £3.2 million

R v Saleh (2018) – DWP Prosecution – Alleged benefit fraud

R v Bagosera (2018) – Defence – Fraud by false representation and possession of an article for use in fraud

R v O’Dell (2018) – Prosecution – Alleged benefit fraud – Valued at £30,000

R v Ebraheem & Amaoko (2018) – Prosecution – Fraud – EE employees allegedly supplying customers’ bank details

Recent Confiscation Cases

R v O’Brien (2018) – Prosecution – POCA proceedings – Benefit fraud spanning five years – Valued at £131,000 – Written advice on related property and family law issues

R v Attuh & Uchukwu (2018) – Defence – Money laundering – POCA proceedings – Successfully opposed the Crown’s application to appoint an Enforcement Officer to seize and realise the £500,000 asset

R v George & Ors (2019) – Defence – POCA proceedings – Money laundering – Valued at £120,000

Recent Criminal Cases

R v H (2018) – Defence – Indecent assault – Child under the age of 14 – Historic sexual offences

R v Smith (2018) – Defence – Appeal against destruction order under the Dangerous Dogs Act

R v Alvarez (2018) – Defence – Possession with intent to supply Class A drugs – Commercial scale supply

R v Loughran-Oxley (2018) – Defence – Dangerous driving

R v Lancaster (2018) – Defence – Grievous Bodily Harm

R v Toska (2018) – Prosecution – Alleged possession of identity documents with improper intent