Tina Donoghue

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Tina Donoghue

Solicitor

Tina joined Powell Spencer & Partners in 2003 after being called to the Bar in 2002. She later crossed qualified as a solicitor in 2008.

Tina has developed a practice in general crime encompassing a broad spectrum of offences in both the magistrates’ court and crown court. Her technical knowledge has seen her develop a particular specialism in confiscation and related proceedings under Proceeds of Crime Act within the firm.

Membership:

LCCSA
The Fraud Lawyers Association
Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association
London Irish Lawyers Association

Client Testimonials

Tina, thank you for your clear advice and excellent preparation of my case.

 

— Anonymous

I would highly recommend Tina to anyone requiring legal advice/representation. I have been a client of Powell Spencer since 2012 and I have always found her to be exemplary in her conduct of business, quick to understand and extremely attentive to the smallest detail, which can make a huge difference to the outcome. Tina’s professionalism is second to none! First Class

 

— Anonymous

Tina, you have been there for me in our darkest days and will always be held in our hearts. I can honestly say without your help and support I don’t think I would be around today.

 

— Anonymous

Professional Testimonials

A committed solicitor with a keen eye for detail, impressive knowledge base (especially in financial crime and confiscation) and an ability to install trust and confidence in clients. You are always reassured that no stone is left unturned and that the case is fully prepared; she goes above and beyond for each and every client.

 

— Colin Witcher, Church Court Chambers, Legal 500

A committed solicitor with a keen eye for detail, impressive knowledge base (especially in financial crime and confiscation) and an ability to install trust and confidence in clients. You are always reassured that no stone is left unturned and that the case is fully prepared; she goes above and beyond for each and every client.

 

— Benjamin Hargreaves, Carmelite Chambers

Notable Cases

General Crime

R v K (Kingston Crown Court)

Conspiracy to commit robberies with four others. Client, who was of good character, successfully acquitted.

R v M (Blackfriars Crown Court)

Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and mobile telephones at HMP Pentonville.

R v S (Ipswich Crown Court)

A trial involving six defendants for offences of kidnap, false imprisonment, GBH, burglary and possession of a bladed article.

R v S-W (Norwich Crown Court)

Client successfully acquitted after trial of an offence of ABH on prison officer.

R v T (Isleworth Crown Court)

A trial involving four defendants for an offence of robbery. Successful acquittal after a five day trial. Our client was of good character.

Proceeds of Crime Act

R v M (Swansea Crown Court)

A particularly complicated and sophisticated fraud for an offence conspiracy to defraud, with an estimated value of over £5 million. Confiscation proceedings followed under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 where the Crown sought a Confiscation Order with a benefit figure of nearly £4,000,000.00. After considered litigation by Tina a Confiscation Order was agreed between the parties with a benefit figure of £1,100,000.00 and a Nominal Order of £1.00 made.

R v H (Isleworth Crown Court)

Fraud of £57,000 by a Barclays Bank employee. Client sentenced to a suspended sentence.

R v S (Harrow Crown Court)

Client faced four offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Proceedings were stayed for an abuse of process after legal argument.

R v O (The City of London Magistrates’ Court)

Client had £35,000.00 seized by the police. Contested forfeiture proceedings resulted in proceedings being discontinued.

R v R (WMC / RCJ)

Tina was instructed to represent a vulnerable defendant for enforcement proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Proceedings had been ongoing for a significant period prior to instruction. The original Confiscation Order involved overseas martial assets. Tina successfully applied for a Certificate of Inadequacy at the Royal Courts of Justice and a Variation Order at Wood Green Crown Court. The defendant was not subject to the default sentence being imposed.

R v B (Colindale Police Station)

Tina was instructed in a cash seizure investigation contrary to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Successful representation resulted in the return of the cash.

R v C (Blackfriars Crown Court)

Successful variation to a Confiscation Order dated 2010 from Blackfriars Crown Court where the client was found to have assets totalling £114,000.00. Tina was not the solicitor for the original proceedings but had accepted the referral instructions for the enforcement proceedings. Tina successfully applied for a Variation Order in the proceedings regarding the outstanding sum of £98,000.00 and the proceedings were discontinued.

R v K (CCC)

The defendant was subject to confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 before the crown court. The Crown sought a confiscation order with a benefit figure of £16,500,000.00 and available assets of £1,400.00 with hidden assets. After considered litigation by Tina a Confiscation Order was agreed between the parties of £1,400.00 and no hidden assets.

R v B (HCC)

The defendant was subject to confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 before the crown court. The Crown sought a Confiscation Order with a benefit figure of £1,300.000.00 and available assets of £314,000.00. After considered litigation by Tina and instructed counsel a Confiscation Order in the sum of £60,000.00 was agreed between the parties.

R v O (SCC)

The defendant was subject to confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 before the crown court. The Crown sought a Confiscation Order with a benefit figure of £661,000.00 and available assets of £103,000.00 with hidden assets. After a contested hearing an order for £50,000.00 was made which included a hidden assets figure of £40,000.00.

R v Q – Harrow CCL

The defendant was subject to confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Tina was not the solicitor for the substantive proceedings but accept instructions in the case. The Crown sought a Confiscation Order with a benefit figure of over £2.1 million and assets valued at £2 million. After considered litigation by Tina and counsel a Confiscation Order was agreed between the parties with a benefit figure of £22,000.00 and a Nominal Order of £1.00 was made.

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Tina Donoghue

Director

Saloud joined Powell Spencer & Partners in August 2012 after graduating from Brunel University obtaining a first class degree in Economics. Saloud became a Partner in 2018.
Saloud is a qualified Costs Lawyer and leads the firm’s internal costs drafting and costs litigation department, ranging from legal aid to private client.

In recent years Saloud has established a very successful client base and receives instructions ranging from Top 100 firms to Sole Practitioners. Saloud specialises in legal aid costs and provides a wealth of experience with preparing claim forms, drafting bill of costs, complex high cost case plans, points of dispute and replies and advising on general billing procedures.

Saloud is a member of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL).

Saloud was appointed to the Legal Aid Agency's Review Panel as an Independent Costs Assessor in August 2021.

Professional Testimonials

Saloud is our cost draftsman and he has made a massive difference to the efficiency of this practice and my day to day working life! He has extensive knowledge of criminal legal aid billing and has been able to guide and advise all our staff in this area. He is easy to approach and friendly as well as incredibly efficient and hardworking. He provides an excellent level of service to our firm. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

 

Shila Kesvari, Partner Of Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson

Saloud Zaman receives my instructions in respect of preparing my criminal and prison law bills which are submitted to the Legal Aid Agency for assessment and payment. I would describe Saloud as having an encyclopaedic knowledge of the rules and guidance in respect of billing files correctly in accordance with the provisions as set out under the Legal Aid contract. Saloud's approach has always been professional yet approachable as he always provides solid and clear advice as and when required. Saloud is also exceptionally hardworking and very diligent. He provides a professional service throughout and comes highly recommended.

 

Semin Taner, Associate Of Russell-Cooke Solicitors

I have no hesitation in recommending your services and am grateful for your knowledge, diligence and thoroughness in costing my files.

 

Simon Grove, Partner Of JD Spicer Zeb Solicitors

I have instructed you to provide cost drafting services for my firm for over 18 months. Almost all the files I have sent you have been legally aided care cases. I have allowed you access to my firm's CCMS account to enable you to prepare and submit bills. I have been satisfied with the work you have done and continue to instruct you. I am a partner in my firm and have been a solicitor for over thirty years.

 

— Maurice Guyer, Partner Of Vickers & Co Solicitors

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Partners: Greg Powell, Zaman Legal Services Ltd (Directors: Sinead Zaman, Saloud Zaman)

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