About Hylton-Potts Legal Consultants

Hylton-Potts - London Based Law Firm Helping People Across the UK since 1999

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Hylton-Potts Legal Consultants was set up in 1999 as a better and cheaper service than solicitors. We are based in London. Our business and clients regularly take us all over the country and abroad. If you’re looking for a divorce, family or litigation lawyer, specialists in benefit fraud, tax credit overpayments, employment law or motoring offences, then we can help.

We are the most approachable, helpful and friendly firm you will find.  Apart from brilliant legal advice, we will anticipate your needs and keep them at the top of our list of priorities.

We return calls and reply to e-mails and letters very rapidly, usually within minutes, always within the same working day

Meet The Team…

Rodney Hylton-Potts

Rodney Hylton-Potts was a leading London solicitor for 25 years and is a Member of the International Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and New York Bar Association. He did not get his nickname “The Rottweiler” by being touchy feely. He is a recognized expert in divorce, family work, litigation, benefit fraud, tax credit fraud, company Law and insolvency. He is very experienced at arbitrations and holds an ICC Certificate of Achievement. There is no substitute for experience, coupled with speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Maud Bergvelt

Maud Bergvelt speaks English and Dutch, and is an expert in family, criminal and international arbitration law. In divorce cases she deals with the dreaded “Form E”, and will tell you what each party should really be spending! She will represent you at police station interviews, and will be with you at court appearances every step of the way. She is authorized by the Ministry of Justice to handle employment claims, criminal injuries compensation and probate and employment matters.

The Rest of the Team

Our team also consists of various other professionals, including barristers, solicitors, accountants, ex-police officers, insolvency experts, architects, surveyors and expert witnesses such as GP’s, surgeons and psychiatrists.

About Us

Welcome to HPLC, a leading law firm devoted to providing a professional and affordable service and a comprehensive range of legal services.

HPLC is an innovative firm, evolving with the ever changing law and adapting to business and commercial pressures, as well as sensitively dealing with private matters. We are committed to providing appropriate solutions and excellent customer service, for fair and reasonable fees.

The HPLC Guarantee

  • Low cost fixed fees, with no hidden extras
  • Outstanding client service
  • Direct contact with your appointed Lawyer
  • Open from 9am-5:30pm Monday-Friday
  • Technologically advanced
  • Nationwide coverage, including benefit/ tax credit fraud enquiries and CSA work in England, Wales and Scotland.

HPLC – a firm you can trust

At HPLC we value you as a client and put your needs first, delivering a high quality service. We understand your concerns, and you will be appointed your own personal Lawyer to see you through from the start of the matter to the end of the matter. Our core values are strongly focused on providing an efficient and professional service tailored to meet your needs, without being burdened by excessive costs.

Practical solutions at low cost fees

We pride ourselves on our transparent and competitive fees which is, in part, why our clients continue to return to us. We apply low cost fixed fees to the majority of our services and all charges are unambiguous and clearly stated. Our expert teams work efficiently and effectively to avoid unnecessary spiralling costs, saving you time and money. At HPLC we let you take control of your legal spend, putting your mind at rest.

For you, your family and your business

Our Lawyers are experienced individuals with a wealth of knowledge enabling them to cater for your every need. Regardless of how complex or straightforward your matter may be, HPLC understand the importance of using a Lawyer whom you can trust and rely on for having the relevant expertise to provide thorough, practical and pragmatic legal advice.

Our Firm is proud of its relationship with its private clients, and we also serve some international corporate clients in matters ranging from routine work to high value cases.

Whatever your concerns contact us today on 020 7381-8111 for a friendly and personal approach to your legal needs

Our services include:

  • Benefit fraud
  • Tax credit fraud
  • Pension Overpayment
  • Criminal
  • Probate Work
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Trusts
  • Business Law
  • Company and Commercial
  • Litigation
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Power of Attorney/ Affidavits
  • Motoring Offences
  • Severance of a Joint Tenancy

We are particularly interested to hear about referral or outsourcing requirements you may have.

The Hylton-Potts Mission statement

Our ten commandments


  1. Uphold the rule of law and the proper administration of justice;
  2. Act with integrity;
  3. Do not allow our independence to be compromised;
  4. Act in the best interests of each client;
  5. Provide a proper standard of service to clients;
  6. Behave in a way that maintains the trust the public places in us in the provision of legal services;
  7. Comply with our legal obligations in an open, timely and cooperative manner;
  8. Run our business or carry out our role in the business effectively, and in accordance with proper governance and sound financial and risk management principles;
  9. Run business in a way that encourages equality of opportunity and respect for diversity; and
  10. Protect client money and assets.

To learn more consult the experts – For more information or a free legal opinion telephone 020-7381-8111 or email [email protected].

Our Company

With offices in London we are at the heart of the legal community offering expertise on a wide range of legal services in a friendly and approachable manner.

Our main objective is to provide a jargon free legal service that is both accessible to clients and affordable. We apply low cost fixed fees to the majority of our services and all charges are unambiguous and clearly stated.

The Barristers we work with

London Barristers

Robert Grey

BA (Hons.) Lancaster
Dip. in Law (London)

Robert Grey specialises in criminal law with an emphasis on sex, drugs and fraud cases.
Robert is also a specialist in confiscation and proceeds of crime.

London Barristers

Samuel Parrish

LLB (Hons)

Sam Parrish is a criminal law specialist with extensive experience. He has particular expertise in benefit and other fraud, including computer crime.

Rupert Higgins

After a Landlord and Tenant pupillage and 10 years in a specialist commercial and construction set of chambers, Rupert now deals with all aspects of property and commercial litigation with a large element- of professional negligence work.

Robert Leonard

Robert’s practice covers a wide range of contractual and professional negligence claims. The contractual side includes agency, bailment, sale of goods, supply of services, exclusion and limitation of liability clauses, guarantees and indemnities, misrepresentation, quasi contract and restitution and conflict of laws.

Simon Buckhaven

Simon specialises in a range of areas including high value matrimonial finance, co-habitation and property disputes, securities and guarantees, wills and inheritance and professional negligence

Simon has appeared in the House of Lords as well as in several leading cases in the Court of Appeal. He appears regularly in the High Court and has represented clients before Disciplinary Tribunals; Law Society, University and Sporting Tribunals.

Tim Wallis

Tim Wallis, Barrister, General Chancery Practice in the following areas:

  • Trusts, Wills and Estate Planning including post-death variations and disputed estates
  • Tax advice and status both within the UK and offshore
  • Handling disputes with HMRC
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Commercial structures and agreements
  • General civil litigation
  • Commercial Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
  • Financial Services advice and mis-selling claims
  • Anti-Money Laundering advice and governance


Daniel White

Crime and Regulatory crime

Wide variety of criminal matters which have included ‘white collar’ fraud, rape and sexual assault. Expert at benefit and tax credit fraud.Commended in the Legal 500 2012 as an advocate who ‘always provides advice and opinions quickly

Paul Dipré

Paul’s Practice focuses on commercial, property and family law disputes

Paul has done substantial amounts of civil fraud work

Paul is bilingual in Italian and has done work on cross-border disputes involving Italy

Simon Gurney

BA(Hons.) Law & Politics – First Class

Simon specialises in professional disciplinary work, representing doctors, police officers and other professionals. He also has expertise in criminal law, with extensive experience of heath and safety, environmental and road traffic cases, as well as the whole range of serious crime. He has particular expertise in confiscation and proceeds of crime cases.

Additionally, Simon can offer expertise in cases before the VAT / Tax Tribunals, judicial review cases before the High Court and civil actions against the Police. He has a particular interest in fighting cases concerning civil liberties.

Sheila Aly

Sheila specialises in a range of areas, with an emphasis on employment and family law.

Having completed her legal training at one of the leading commercial & employment law Chambers in the UK, she has since represented a wide range of clients in these areas during her 10 years of practice.

She is able to assist her clients from the very outset of their claims, and has regularly been praised for her down to earth, practical, yet sensitive approach to their needs.

Amanda Nanhoo-Robinson

LLB, MA, Barrister

Amanda specialises in a range of areas including the following;

  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Contract Law
  • Construction
  • Business related issues (inc. Tax/VAT)
  • Professional Negligence.


What do Barristers say about us?

“Having Hylton-Potts as an intermediary works extremely well. Cases are always beautifully presented and the preparation of bundles is particularly helpful.”

“Their approach keeps costs down and is a big boost towards getting the best result for the client.”

Counsel / Barristers

Through the public access scheme we can arrange for you to obtain an opinion from counsel or have legal documents drafted in a cost-effective way, saving large amounts of money. Intermediaries get better prices and service from counsel. We arrange Skype or other conference video or audio calls.

We use Queen’s Counsel (QCs) where necessary, and specialist Counsel in divorce and family, litigation and criminal work. So if you’re looking for a London lawyer then give us a call.

We provide advice on: Civil Partnerships; Employment harassment and bullying legislation; Discrimination; Divorce settlements and  Criminal matters including benefit fraud and tax credit fraud.

More Information

We offer a fast and efficient service, and always strive to give good value for money.

All phone calls, emails and letters are dealt with the same day.

We accept cheques, cash, debit cards, credit cards and Paypal

Solicitors are criticised for two main reasons:

  1. They are expensive.
  2. They are slow.

We are faster, and cheaper than solicitors. Every phone call, letter and e-mail is dealt with the same day.

We offer highly competitive, often fixed, fees.


For more information or a free legal opinion telephone 020-7381-8111 or email [email protected].

We offer a fast and efficient service and are committed to a high level of client satisfaction.

Harley Street or the Local NHS GP

Hylton-Potts offer Harley Street service at local GP, National Health prices.

Using cutting edge technology, we have business and clients all over the country, and have cost effective solutions to your problems.

We give Rolls Royce service at Ford prices – Try us – you will not be disappointed

Consult the Experts – For more information or a free legal opinion telephone 020-7381-8111 or email [email protected].

At Hylton-Potts our franchise is to help a client solve his problem, rather than simply to counsel whether a solution if proposed was legal.

Rodney Hylton-Potts said “A client does not want to be told he cannot do what he wants to do: he wants to be told how to do it, and it is the lawyer’s business to tell him how“.

Letters to the papers

Benefit Fraud
Smoking at the G20 Summit
Tiger Woods
Benefit Fraud