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Woodfines LLP

SILBURY COURT, 352 SILBURY BOULEVARD, MILTON KEYNES, MK9 2AF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01908 202150
Fax:
Fax 01908 202152
DX:
54465 MILTON KEYNES
Email:
Web:
www.woodfines.co.uk
Bedford, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Sandy

Mike Hayward

Tel:
Work 01908 202150
Email:
Woodfines LLP

Work Department

Crime and regulatory.

Position

Having begun his career with the Crown Prosecution Service, Mike entered private practice in 1995 and has defended individuals and businesses against a full range of enforcement bodies since. Mike regularly appears in the criminal courts and has extensive experience of grave offences (murder, manslaughter, sexual and complex crime). He also conducts cases brought in accordance with health and safety, trademarks and media protection legislation as well as having expertise in road transport and motoring law (in respect of which he undertakes both defence and prosecution work). Mike also utilises his advocacy ability before licensing committees.

Career

Trained Woodfines 2004-08; qualified 2008; partner 2012. Paralegal assistant in the firm’s crime team since 2002. From 1990-94 he worked principally in the Crown Courts for the CPS, before becoming a trained police station arrest advisor and paralegal for a large multi-discipline firm in Oxfordshire, and then moving to practice in Buckinghamshire from 1997.

Member

Duty Solicitor Criminal Law Accreditation Scheme; Higher Rights Advocate (stage one).

Leisure

When not enjoying time spent with his two children, Mike enjoys Formula One and following Oxford United.


South East: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Woodfines LLP has an established reputation in the region for criminal defence cases, having acted for clients accused of murder, rape and GBH. The firm’s fraud, regulatory and white-collar crime work also augments the general crime practice. The team represented a client, a nurse and care home manager, charged with not following health and safety regulations following the death of a resident in a care home, and is acting for a client accused of importing prohibited firearms and ammunition along with seven other defendants. Mike Hayward is the practice head and specialises in murder and motoring defence matters; he is ably supported by solicitor Chris Birchall and solicitor Michelle O’Garro, who has experience in representing clients in criminal environmental cases.

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