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Nicholas van Hoogstraten will appear at the Court of Appeal today (15 Marc) as a litigant-in-person in his ongoing appeal to reverse asset-freezing orders made against him, having put his solicitors and counsel off record claiming he cannot afford to pay them.
Hoogstraten, whose assets were frozen when he was in Belmarsh Prison in 2002 before his conviction for manslaughter was quashed, will ask the court to allow him to sell some properties he owns to enable him to re-instruct his lawyers.
Hoogstraten was instructing London firm Minaides Robson, Brighton firm Engleharts and Fountain Court Chambers’ Simon Brown-Wilkinson QC, all of which have been put off the record.
Well-known property tycoon Hoogstraten was jailed for the manslaughter of another landlord, Mohammed Raja, in 2002, but the conviction was quashed in December last year.
Minaides Robson declined to comment. Engleharts and Hoogstraten were unavailable for comment.
Fountain Court responded to enquiries made by The Lawyer to confirm the set is not currently on record for Hoogstraten.