Mr Lodge is currently on secondment to the Financial Conduct Authority.
Experienced litigating section 23 Partnership Act 1890, in respect of charging orders against business partnership property (in the form of premises, assets and share of profits). Defended contempt and committal to prison of company directors under Part 81 CPR, for breach of freezing orders. Defended solicitors’ firm from allegation of ‘passing off’ under common law doctrine.
In Chancery business, conducting an adverse possession claim in respect of land used for leisure pursuits. Advised internet gaming companies on double criminality and the Extradition Act 2003. Experienced advocate within jurisdiction of Adjudicator to HM Land Registry (at first instance and on appeal).
Commercial / private immigration applications and appeals in respect of high status professionals.
Currently writing a Guide to the Criminal Finances Act 2017, to be published by the Law Society.
Undertakes cases concerning malfeasance in public office, civil and criminal fraud, international corruption, money laundering and confiscation. His clients include businesses, high net-worth individuals, politicians and domestic and government agencies. His work often involves an international element and overlapping criminal and civil litigation.
On the Metropolitan Police list of independent counsel and regularly advises on difficult issues surrounding disclosure and legal professional privilege. Whilst special adviser at the Ministry of Justice, advised on the Freedom of Information Act.
Recent jury advocacy includes murder, large scale drugs importation, people and contraband smuggling, firearms, rape, and serious sexual assault cases. Available for complex cases in the magistrates’ court, including licensing, confiscation, trading standards and extradition.
An experienced High Court advocate in quasi-criminal matters such as extradition and the judicial review of police action (from search warrants, through to unlawful arrest and detention), he has appeared in public law challenges to prison governors and Transport for London. Also instructed in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) in complex cases on conviction, sentence, confiscation and Attorney-General’s references.
Available for public access work, especially in appeals and private prosecutions.
Administrative court experience in judicial review of police search warrants, and decisions to arrest and bail to return.
An experienced High Court advocate in quasi-criminal matters such as extradition and the judicial review of police action (from search warrants, through to unlawful arrest and detention), he has appeared in public law challenges to prison governors and Transport for London.
Published author in Covert Policing Review ISSN 1750-0567 on ‘Intercepting Terrorists’ and co-author of Blackstone’s Guide to the Terrorism Act, Oxford University Press.
Experienced defending against proceedings brought by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, including allegations of dishonesty.
Instructed to represent before the British Boxing Board of Control, and first instance decision delegated by BBBofC to Sport Resolutions.
Regularly appear in Taxi Licence and Private Hire appeals, especially at Central Criminal Court under section 17(4) Private Vehicles Act 1998.
Experienced in litigating The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation Regulations 2006. Instructed to defend prosecutions under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 and Consumer Protection Act 1987.
Appeals in relation to alcohol licensing, and advice on gaming regulation (UK and international / online).
Coordinator of Sports Law group at 7BR.
Instructed to represent before the British Boxing Board of Control, and first instance complaint delegated to Sport Resolutions for determination.
Representing football and rugby players at all levels. Advised in the case of a public figure as an individual victim in the phone-hacking litigation, in respect of both Operation Weeting and Operation Tuleta.
High Court challenges to police warrants and decisions to ‘bail to return’ in the case of high-profile professionals.
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