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Jon Hullis

Jon Hullis

nottingham criminal defence lawyer jon hullis
Nottingham criminal solicitor advocate Jon Hullis

Jon qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and became a Duty Solicitor shortly thereafter. He is a Higher Courts Advocate who is permitted to represent his clients before the Crown Court and Court of Appeal.

As a result, Jon has substantial experience defending every type of criminal case, providing advice in the police station, Magistrates’ and Crown Courts.

He now specialises in defending clients charged with driving offences, from speeding offences to causing death by dangerous driving. Jon represents professional drivers and those whose livelihoods depend on having a driving licence. Jon is an expert in the technical defences in cases such as drink and drug driving, including post-driving consumption and spiked drinks. He regularly represents clients in putting forward evidence of “exceptional hardship” to avoid disqualification for having twelve or more penalty points. His Higher Rights qualification allows him to provide continuity of representation in such matters should they progress to the Crown Court.

Jon’s forensic approach to cases means that his skills have also been successfully brought to bear on the more technical kinds of proceedings before the Magistrates’ Court. He has considerable success in defending the more complex cases such as prosecutions for Dangerous Dogs and applications for ASBO’s.

He has a reputation as a formidable trial advocate and this is reflected in his enviable success rate.

Jon provides in-house training to businesses who operate fleets of vehicles, and gives talks to motoring groups and clubs.

Contact:

Nottingham Office:
111 Carrington Street,
Nottingham,
NG1 7FE

Tel: 0115 9599550
Email: jon.hullis@vhsfletchers.co.uk

VOSA Prosecution. Representing five clients were HGV drivers accused of a conspiracy to falsify tachograph records, resulting from alleged driving without tacho cards being inserted.

High Court Appeal by Case Stated. Appeal on a point of law against the conviction by Magistrates of client charged with domestic assault. Client was accused of a physical assault on his estranged wife. Following cross-examination of prosecution witnesses by Jon Hullis, Magistrates did not find the physical assault proved, but nevertheless went on to convict of a non-physical assault. Jon lodged an appeal and appeared at the High Court, resulting in the conviction being quashed.

Security Industry Authority prosecution. Clients were directors of a security company prosecuted by the SIA for using unlicensed security operatives.

Careless Driving. Client was a motorcyclist charged with careless driving after he was involved in a collision that left him with serious spinal injuries.

Dangerous Driving. Client was a type-1 diabetic driver charged with dangerous driving after he suffered a sudden hypoglycaemic episode while driving, resulting in numerous collisions on the M1 and adjoining roads and culminating in a serious collision with a building. A report was commissioned from the country’s leading expert on ‘hypoglycaemia unawareness’ resulting in the Crown Prosecution Service offering no evidence and the charge being dismissed.

Causing Death by Dangerous Driving. Client was a farmer investigated after a motorcyclist died following a collision with his vehicle as he made a right turn. Representation at investigation stage resulted in no charges being brought.

Represented off-duty police officer accused of using Disorderly Behaviour towards police officers. Trial involved cross-examination of police prosecution witnesses and detailed presentation of CCTV evidence that proved the client’s innocence. Client acquitted.

Representation of driver charged with causing the death of a motorcyclist by dangerous driving and whilst uninsured. Also, representation of her husband for permitting her to drive whilst uninsured.

Court of Appeal.  Represented client at Crown Court sentencing and subsequent successful Court of Appeal hearing where sentence of 4 years 8 months for drug trafficking offence reduced as manifestly excessive.

Recent Cases

R v P. Court of Appeal. Four year sentence reduced to two years on appeal.

R v W. Court of Appeal. Sentence of 36 months reduced to 28 months on appeal.

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