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Today, Nick Freeman was interviewed on the BBC by Peter Levy, over the recent case of Kenneth Hugill.

Mr Hugill, an 83-year-old farmer, had stood trial over an allegation of GBH after he had defendant his farm from intruders. A jury at Hull Crown Court returned their verdict of not guilty after retiring for just 24 minutes.

Although acquitted, Mr Hugill faced paying his legal costs of over £30,000 which he stated would take him a few decades to settle.

Incensed by the injustice, Nick set up a Just Giving campaign which, through the generosity and support of the public, raised enough money to pay Mr Hugill’s legal costs.

In another recent interview, Nick announced his campaign to change the law back to the 2012 model when acquitted defendants were able to reclaim their reasonable legal costs. He has named this campaign Hugill’s Law.

If you wish to sign the petition please click here.

You can watch the BBC interview with Nick below:


About Freeman & Co.

Freeman & Co. are a specialist firm of road traffic and criminal defence solicitors based in Manchester but with nationwide coverage.

Freeman & Co. specialise in a wide variety of road traffic cases, ranging from drink driving, speeding and mobile phone offences, to name but a few.

The firm was created by Nick Freeman, who has been dubbed “Mr Loophole” by the press for his technical legal ability and robustly challenging the prosecution.

Nick is well regarded as an expert road traffic lawyer and has successfully represented many high profile clients for a variety of motoring offences as well as criminal offences.

The firm of Freeman & Co. embodies the way Nick works, with minute attention to detail and challenging the prosecution at every turn.

If you are facing a road traffic matter or criminal offence and need the services of Freeman & Co. please call on 0161 236 7007.

Freeman & Co. are available for Police Station attendances and an experienced criminal lawyer is on hand to take your call.

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