Since taking silk in April 2008, John Hardy QC has been instructed in a number of lengthy and complex fraud prosecutions as well as continuing his criminal practice, particularly in extradition where his expertise spans more than 15 years.
Hardy has appeared in a number of cases in the House of Lords as a junior (twice as leading junior).
He makes frequent appearances in the divisional and administrative courts representing both foreign governments and defendants in habeas corpus and judicial review proceedings in extraditions, as well as prosecuting authorities and defendants in domestic judicial reviews and cases stated.
He appears for both prosecution and defence in major criminal trials and has extensive experience in money laundering cases as well as appearing in licensing matters. He is highly experienced in disciplinary tribunal work (for example the GMC and police discipline cases) and has significant expertise in dealing with regulatory offences.
Hardy is also in demand as an expert witness on matters of UK extradition and criminal law in foreign jurisdictions, as well as being a regular contributor to lectures and seminars around the world.
He has given evidence in a murder case in the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver, as well as in the Dublin District Court. He has given presentations and lectures and addresses on a wide variety of subjects, including extradition, constitutional law and general crime with an emphasis on bribery and corruption and money laundering in (among others) the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, Spain and Ukraine.
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