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Eugene Hickey

Eugene is experienced in complex fraud cases and has represented clients nationwide. His expertise is in acting for defendants facing allegations of fraud including tax and VAT fraud and Company fraud.

Eugene Hickey, defence barrister
Eugene Hickey, criminal defence barrister

Career highlights

Call: 1988

The financial implications for a defendant charged with serious criminal offences are severe and Eugene fully understands that this may often be at the forefront of a client’s mind. He works towards ensuring that the best possible outcome is achieved.

He has extensive experience with Proceeds of Crime (POCA) matters. In addition to such “white collar” crime cases. Eugene also has considerable experience in other cases of a serious nature such as murder, serious violent offences and firearms offences.

He has also acted for alleged members of Organised Criminal Gangs in large scale conspiracies to steal and handle stolen goods as well as drug importations and conspiracies to supply. He is adept at appreciating and dealing with the complex assessment of evidence in such cases – which is often of a highly technical nature such as phone records, cell site evidence, social media evidence, APNR evidence, DNA evidence and financial records.

See Eugene’s profile in LinkedIn.

Eugene Hickey CV
(PDF, 380 KB)

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Notable cases

R v SH (Operation Steric) (Fraud)

The defendant alleged to be part of a conspiracy to make and then use false documents to cover up a fraud committed by a welfare to work company upon the DWP. The defendant was acquitted after a 3-month trial.

R v TC 2019 (Burglary)

Defendant and others charged with a conspiracy to burgle and aggravated burglaries in south Wales. There were over 130 burglaries. After a 6-week trial Eugene’s client was the only defendant acquitted from those left on the indictment for the jury to consider.

R v G, Birmingham Crown Court (Drugs)

Prosecuted by the Complex Casework unit. Prosecution case was that the defendant was part of an Organised Criminal Gang that where dealing wholesale in Cocaine and the cutting agent Benzocaine. Recovered cocaine if cut with the Benzocaine would have had a street value of £1.8 million.

R v R (Operation Opal) (Organised crime)

Prosecuted by the Complex Casework unit. Eugene acted for RR in a trial lasting 8 weeks. RR was charged with being part of a Criminal Conspiracy to plan and execute the escape from prison of JA – a man facing serious allegations of drug offences and Murder. The escape involved holding up a prison van whilst brandishing weapons including a sawn off shotgun and getting the escapee to Birmingham and then to Cyprus.