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CHLOÉ HINGLEY
Consultant Solicitor
(Admitted 2018)

Email: c.hingley@sgkllp.com
Secure email: c.hingley@sgkllp.com.cjsm.net
Office: 020 7734 9700

Prior to joining SGK LLP, Chloé practiced at other leading criminal law firms in London. She has developed a niche criminal litigation practice encompassing Extradition and Military Law.

Chloé is experienced across the full spectrum of criminal proceedings from: pre-charge advice and representation at the Police Station; litigating and advocating before the Magistrates’ Court to litigating in the Crown and High Court. She provides effective pre-charge and post-charge representation, proactively defending cases from the outset of an investigation, often resulting in no charge or the prosecution discontinuing cases before court proceedings commence.

Throughout her career Chloé has been commended for her diligent approach to cases and commitment to client care. Her empathetic nature is suited to assisting those who find themselves caught up in the criminal justice system and she is often instructed in highly sensitive cases, involving novel and complex issues. She is on the legal reference panel for the prominent organisation, Centre Women's Justice, and works with partner, Madeleine Corr providing specialist representation to women accused of murder and manslaughter. 

Chloé has a successful record in challenging extradition requests, made by a variety of states. She has robustly defended clients whose extradition has been sought in respect of serious offences including murder, sexual offences, serious violence, large scale fraud and drug offences. She has extensive experience in extradition proceedings before Westminster Magistrates’ court and on appeal before the High Court, where her clients’ have been successful in persuading the court that they face human rights violations, if removed from the UK. She has established key working relationships with lawyers in other jurisdictions, ensuring all avenues are explored for clients facing extradition.

Committed to military justice, Chloé represents service personnel accused of criminal and disciplinary offences in the course of their duty before the Court Martial, and outside their work before the civilian courts, with several of her cases attracting media attention. She has contributed to the Military Law chapter in a leading Criminal Practitioners’ book: Police Station Adviser’s Handbook, published by Legal Action Group (LAG). Chloé travels nationwide to represent military clients under investigation, and can attend on those serving overseas, to ensure her clients’ legal rights are upheld, wherever they are based. Chloé also assists with summary dealings before a Commanding Officer and Major Administrative Action.

Chloé’s practice is bolstered by her experience in respect of the Victims Right to Review (VRR) scheme where she assists those who have not been adequately protected by authorities and feel let down by the criminal justice system.

Memberships

  • Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum (DELF)
  • Association of Military Court Advocates (AMCA)
  • London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA)

“Exceptional!...Chloe was so professional and caring with me through out the whole process. In the end the police dropped the investigation and I have no charges against my name”


“Her preparation to the granularity of the facts was impeccable. It was clear that Chloe's arguments were well thought of and were very persuasive. Chloe' s determination for seeking the right justice worked”


“Chloe’s patience, attention to detail and expertise made a stressful and frustrating situation pain free and manageable. …I cannot thank her enough and would highly recommend her to anyone.”


“Absolutely fantastic service. Chloe was very professional and it truly felt like I had someone fighting my corner giving my that piece of mind knowing that a clear resolution would be found”


“Throughout my 2 years of working with Chloe, I have nothing other than praise for her. Amazingly supportive and reassuring, you never feel alone; nothing is a surprise or unexpected. A first class Solicitor and an amazing person. You couldn’t ask for a better person by your side through any difficult period”


“Special thanks to Chloe a talented, honest and amazing solicitor who resolved my case and got me the best result that day in court.”


“…Incredibly helpful, professional and personable…her knowledge and people skills shone through…she put me at ease throughout the entire process, which was massively appreciated through a stressful period.”


“Chloe Hingley for her honest, professional and swift approach to resolving a matter that could have had serious consequences for me. She took a great load off my shoulders!”


“…she was extremely capable, highly professional and with top-notch people skills. I now realise how important all those attributes are I a solicitor. Chloe has supported me in what have been, without doubt, the lowest points in my life so far. She has given us unequivocal advice when we asked for it, she has made me get up and fight when I needed to”


“Chloe Hingley is extremely helpful and efficient, and kindly and patiently listened to and answered all my queries during a very stressful time. Her advice and attention to detail led to a great outcome and I could not have asked for more from her.”


“Chloe made them feel at ease with her kind, helpful and caring approach and with her outstanding expertise the case was dropped.”


“My solicitor was Chloe and I can not praise her enough. She was so incredibly supportive and helpful to me from the start to the finish. She was professional, reassuring, caring and had so much empathy…She really made this incredibly stressful period in my life a little easier knowing I had the support and backing of a professional who was doing their best to help me. I simply can not thank or recommend Chloe enough.”

Murder Appeal (ongoing)
Advising and appealing conviction on behalf of a vulnerable woman who was convicted of the murder of her abusive partner.


2023 Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Extradition
Represented requested person sought by the USA for the participation in multimillion-dollar wire fraud involving several jurisdictions. Raising several human rights issues and complex legal arguments, including forum and abuse of process.


2023 Bulford Military Court
Represented RAF officer accused of violent assault against another officer. Following successful post-charge defence representations, the Service Prosecution Authority (SPA) offered no evidence.


2023 Metropolitan Police Investigation
Represented a client accused of serious sexual offences against an ex-colleague. Following successful pre-charge engagement, No Further Action was taken.


2023 Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Extradition
Successfully challenged extradition of a British citizen sought by France for serious sexual offences. Following assistance from a French lawyer and tactical negotiations with the Judicial Authority, the warrant was withdrawn domestically, and client formally discharged at the lower court.


2023 Catterick Military Court
Represented RAF officer charged with Grievous Bodily Harm (section18) against a senior officer. Following defence representations, lesser offence charged. Defendant pleaded guilty and received a suspended sentence.


2023 Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Extradition
Successfully challenged extradition of British Citizen sought by France for historic drug offences. Client discharged at the lower court under Article 8 ECHR


2023 Essex Police Investigation  
Represented a client accused of causing serious injury by careless driving. Following pre-charge engagement, No Further Action was taken.


2022 Firearms Investigation – Special Investigation Branch (SIB)
Represented RAF officer subject to a joint investigation by civilian police and military Specialist Investigations Branch (SIB) for firearm offences and multiple disciplinary infractions. No further action taken, and criminal offences dropped. Officer retained in service following assistance with Major Administrative Action Proceedings (MAAP)


2022 Murder Investigation – Surrey Police
Represented vulnerable individual under investigation in high profile homicide case. Resulted in No Further Action.


2022 Inner London Crown Court (ongoing)
Representing defendant accused of serious sexual offences, including rape.


2022 Catterick Military Court
Defended RAF officer accused of Actual Bodily Harm (ABH). Relying on the novel “Horseplay” defence, client was acquitted at Court Martial and retained in service following MAAP.


2021 Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Extradition
Successfully challenged extradition to Poland in relation to multiple offences of Robbery. Client discharged at the lower court under Article 8 ECHR


2021 Catterick Military Court
Represented RAF officer accused of being un-fit to fly through drink and failing to discharge his duty. Following scrutiny of the prosecution case, both charges were withdrawn. Officer was retained in service following assistance with MAAP.


2020 Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Extradition
Successfully resisted extradition to Belgium of Mother sought for fraud offences. Raising human rights issues and complex legal arguments, with multiple defence expert witnesses instructed.  Client discharged at lower court under Article 8 ECHR. The Issuing Judicial Authority appealed against the decision to discharge the client, which was ultimately refused at the High Court.


2019 Inner London Crown Court
Represented a defendant charged with causing death by dangerous driving and other related offences. Pleaded guilty following a Good Year indication and was sentenced to three years imprisonment.


2018 Bulford Military Court
Assisted in representation of RAF Officer accused of negligent flying, perjury and creating a false document. The defendant was successfully acquitted of the most serious charge of perjury.


2017 High Court, Extradition Appeal
Successfully resisted extradition to Portugal for offence of robbery. Appeal allowed under Article 3 ECHR, prison conditions.


2017 Kingston Crown Court
Assisted in representation of a defendant charged with murder. Found guilty of manslaughter by way of diminished responsibility.


2017 High Court, Extradition Appeal
Successfully challenged extradition of a British Citizen to Germany in relation to a complex multi-handed fraud. The requested person was formally discharged following a temporary transfer to Germany.


2017 Harrow Crown Court
Represented a defendant charged with serious historic sex offences including rape. Acquitted on all counts.

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