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 has advised HMRC, the SFO and the FCA on high-profile investigations concerning prominent individuals, banks and financial institutions.

Other recent instructions have included working within the Business Crime department of Peters & Peters LLP in respect of a public inquiry involving multiple international PLCs.

Tulay is currently in-house Counsel for the NCA where she advises the UK Financial Intelligence Unit, the National Economic Crime Centre and the International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre on all aspects of financial crime with a particular emphasis on cryptocurrency, account freezing orders, unexplained wealth orders and POCA.

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


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