Tuesday 19, June 2012
Mr Loophole? Mr Hypocrite!
HOT-SHOT lawyer Nick Freeman has controversially described himself as a hypocrite.
The 56-year-old celebrity defence solicitor, nicknamed Mr Loophole, said he objected to defending some criminals.
At a press conference at the University of Salford students from Ashton on Mersey Sixth Form grilled the millionaire lawyer, who has represented celebrities such England cricketer Andrew Flintoff and model Caprice in driving cases.
Mr Freeman said: “I’m a hypocrite because I should defend everyone. I’m not keen on paedophiles. I’m not keen on people that are cruel to animals either.”
When asked what he would do if somebody accused of those crimes asked him to defend them he added: ‘I’d say, ‘Thank you very much but I’m busy - go elsewhere.’"
Mr Freeman again then went on to go back on his word stating that he believes not defending everybody who approaches him as “totally wrong.” Despite knowing he should be doing something on the contrary, Mr Loophole is aware of his power and exploits this for his own sake.
The solicitor, who was speaking at the press conference at MediaCityUK went on to say he approved of corporal punishment in schools.
He revealed he was beaten at school as a child and said young people get off lightly nowadays.
The solicitor, who lives in Cheshire, said one of the strangest cases he has ever defended was of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 1999.
Sir Alex avoided penalty for using the hard shoulder to hurry to the training ground after claiming he needed to use the toilet as he had an upset stomach.
When asked if there is anybody better in the business of defending than himself, Mr Freeman simply replied: “No.”
By Daniel Dias, Connor Devine, Ericka Grimley and Ryan Welbourne
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