This week at hpjv solicitors we successfully defended a client charged with dishonestly receiving benefits.
It is widely acknowledged that the benefits system is not the most straight forward or easy to access. At trial, our Advocates were able to successfully argue that our client had been confused by the system and as such was not being dishonest.
Our experts immediately identified in this case that the court had to be sure that our client was acting with dishonesty and not through confusion or misunderstanding. By focussing on this issue and calling relevant evidence on our client’s behalf, we were able to persuade the court to return a verdict of not guilty following trial.
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If you are accused of benefit or any other type of fraud please call us on 01633 242526.