John Hurlock is a criminal law specialist.
John is regularly instructed to act in heavyweight criminal cases and has an extremely busy and successful practice in all areas of criminal law, both publicly and privately funded. He has considerable experience of dealing with cases of murder & manslaughter, complex fraud, major drugs importations, drugs supply, armed robbery serious sexual offences and other violent organised crime.
Over the years John has successfully and discreetly represented very high profile individuals from the worlds of commerce, celebrity and sport.
Having been instructed as sole junior or led junior for many years, he is now increasingly instructed as leading junior counsel, often in multi-handed cases of complexity or sensitivity.
John’s down to earth manner makes him an effective advocate and popular with both lay and professional clients who repeatedly instruct him.
John has regularly appeared in the Court of Appeal in relation to appeals against conviction and sentence and Attorney Generals References.
He has provided advice and/or second opinions on appeals to the Court of Appeal and potential CCRC references in cases where he was not trial counsel.
John specialises in acting in all aspects of road traffic law including dangerous driving, drink driving, speeding and all other matters. He has successfully acted for a wide range of celebrity clients and many Premiership footballers and mangers.