Philip Priestley represented T following his sentence for a large scale Class A drug conspiracy at the Bristol Crown Court. The prosecution sought a confiscation order and placed the benefit figure at £1.4 million.
Firm negotiations meant the prosecution were forced to accept a reduced benefit figure of £400,000, a cool million pounds being wiped off the initial figure. The court also authorised a bonus payment of £360 back to the Defendant as well as the return of his Louis Vuitton shoes and bag worth nearly £2000.
Gerard Hillman of Carmelite Chambers was instructed as counsel.