Nick Freeman Interviewed On BBC Over Hugill’s Law And Acquitted Defendants Not Being Able To Recover Their Reasonable Legal Costs
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.
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You can watch the BBC interview with Nick below: