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Neil Bennett

neil-bennett-0011Neil joined DMA Law in 1995 and became a partner in 2003. He is a well known and respected criminal lawyer in the North East, and is the resident director at our Peterlee office.

Neil heads up the firm’s Crown Court department and is involved in defending the whole range of serious crime. He has a friendly approach and insists on the highest standards of client care. As a member of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates he is qualified to represent clients in the Crown Court.

Neil has recently defended a number of high profile cases, including:

R v J 2012 – An acquittal was secured for the defendant charged with the brutal murder of an elderly paranoid schizophrenic. This case was acknowledged to be the largest ever homicide investigation undertaken by Durham Constabulary

R v G 2013 – Neil represented one of four defendants charged with ‘anonymous’ hactivist offences, said to be the first criminal prosecution for denial distribution of service attacks  (‘DDoS’) in the UK. The group organised and carried out DDoS attacks on the Ministry of Sound, Paypal, Mastercard and Visa, causing losses in excess of £3.5m

R v D 2013 – An acquittal was secured for the defendant who was said to be part of an organised crime group conspiring to supply cocaine. The co-conspirators were convicted and sentenced to 10.5 years and 6 years respectively

R v H 2012 – Neil represented the company director in a prosecution by the Environment Agency following a nationwide investigation into the operation of illegal waste sites. The confiscation proceedings were successfully defended.

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