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Graeme Hydari

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Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors

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Serious Crime and Serious Fraud


Graeme is a Partner specialising in serious crimes. 

In particular, he specialises in representing those with disability including Autism and Learning Disability; all sexual offences including Rape and internet Cybor sexual offences; serious drug offences including conspiracy to supply class A drugs; and serious and complex fraud. 

He was awarded the Criminal Defence Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award 2017 for his specialist work on behalf of Autistic defendants and suspects. 

Recent cases include a client who bought a loaded firearm on the dark web from an undercover police officer; an Autistic young man charged with the rape of his young relatives; and the owners of a Bureau de Change in London who were alleged to have money – laundered £60 million pounds of the proceeds of drug dealing and tax evasion offences.

He is presently acting for an autistic man charged with explosives and terrorism offences. 

Graeme has represented high profile criminal offenders including the paedophile and child killer Sidney Cooke. 


Hodge Jones & Allen since 2009 and a Partner since 2015 

Previously Senior / Managing Partner Porters Solicitors Tottenham

Qualified 1984 so 34 years qualified 


Law/Politics BA ( Hons ) Degree and Solicitor Final Exams Northumbria University

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors advises on serious crimes including extradition, murder, sexual crimes, drugs offences, dangerous driving and those with human rights aspects. It represents vulnerable individuals and also high-net-worth individuals such as celebrities. Raj Chada leads on advising 15 defendants who prevented a plane deporting refugees from taking off at Stansted airport by breaking into the airport and blocking the runway; the case is ongoing. Nigel Richardson heads the team, supported by Graeme Hydari and senior associate Gary Monks. Kiran Mehta and Atiyah Malik joined as partners. Samira Noor Khan left the firm.

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