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148 LAWRENCE STREET, YORK, YO10 3EB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01904 431421
Fax:
Fax 01904 411664
Email:
Web:
www.howardandbyrne.co.uk

Kevin Blount

Tel:
Work 01904 431421
Email:
Web:
www.howardandbyrne.co.uk
Howard & Byrne

Work Department

Crime.

Position

Partner with wide experience in criminal defence, specialist dealing in confiscation matters. Higher rates advocate since 2009

Career

Trained Julian Hey & Co; qualified 1996; Harland & Co; partner Howard & Byrne 2003.

Member

Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.

Education

Derby School; University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1993 LLB).

Leisure

Family, church, reading, golf.


Yorkshire and the Humber: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Crime: fraud

Howard & Byrne's 'very impressive' practice represents local, national and international clients in cases involving fraud and financial crime. The team is representing two defendants accused of a multi-million pound conspiracy to defraud the NHS. It is also acting for a client facing allegations of fraud against Edge Hill University. Managing partner Kevin Blount heads the practice and handles high profile and high value proceedings. Another key individual is Colin Byrne who attracts praise for being 'tenacious, hardworking and diplomatic when the circumstances require a non-adversarial approach'.

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Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Based in York, Howard & Byrne's criminal defence practice has significant experience representing individuals in serious and high-profile criminal proceedings.  The team was recently instructed to act for a young and vulnerable defendant accused of the murder of a seven year old. Colin Byrne led on this difficult and sensitive case. In another work example, the department is representing five protesters charges with several offences in a matter requiring complex legal argument. The group has additionally recently advised clients accused of robbery, rape and other serious offences.  Key names to note include the very experienced Kevin Blount and head of prison law Jacky East. 

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