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Recent instructions and successes for Lewis Nedas Law and Commercial and Litigation Solicitor Annabelle Randell

stack newspaper pile croppedRecent Instructions 

  1. Acting for two adult children who have not been properly provided for in their deceased parent’s will. Annabelle has issued court proceedings against the estate of the deceased, which is valued at c. £2million;

  2. Acting for an adult child whose siblings, as executors of her late father’s estate, have refused to provide any information about the value of her father’s estate for 6 years. Issuing court proceedings to compel siblings to disclose all information required and claiming percentage of those assets following the intentions of the deceased’s will to benefit our client;

  3. Instructed by an individual in relation to a debt claim.  As part of the court proceedings, Annabelle has issued an urgent application to compel the Defendant to attend a Court hearing to be cross-examined in relation to her current financial position;

  4. Annabelle has opposed a bankruptcy petition, where the sum is still in dispute and where the petition was served incorrectly by a petitioner who did not consider the rightful procedure in serving bankruptcy proceedings.


Recent Successes

  1. Successfully negotiating a higher settlement figure on behalf of a former Director who had been dismissed by a company in a purported redundancy situation;

  2. Winding up a UK company on behalf of a former Director in respect of an unpaid Director’s loan in the sum of c. £150,000.00;

  3. Successfully removing squatters from our client’s commercial property, within four working days of instruction, in order that the property be sold to a prospective buyer with no effect on the conveyancing transaction;

  4. Settling a claim against our client in the sum of c. £260,000.00 where our client now need only pay £12,000.00 towards the overall judgment against him, this being in full satisfaction of the debt owed.


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Another successful result for Lewis Nedas and Litigation and Commercial Solicitor Adam Creasey

landlord and tenantAdam Creasey fought for a commercial tenant who was facing an extortionate rent increase for a sought after property in West London.

The matter was eventually referred to an Adjudicator who determined that the existing rent was in fact too high and that consequently the landlord was not entitled to a rental increase or his costs.


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Firearms suitability reviews - Early legal help can resolve them more quickly

ammunition 1Our firearms law specialist Laura Saunsbury is regularly instructed to advise firearm or shotgun certificate holders whose suitability to remain a certificate holder is being reviewed by the police. Suitability reviews are on the increase and as a result in many police force areas there is a growing backlog of such cases, leading to extended waiting times before reviews are completed. Laura Saunsbury has had considerable success in a number of recent cases in persuading the police to complete their reviews more quickly than they would otherwise have done, and also to resolve them in favour of her clients. Seeking early legal help from our expert firearms law team can sometimes avoid revocation and so result in your guns and certificates being returned far more quickly, and at far lower cost, than if you have to challenge a revocation decision by taking an appeal to the Crown Court.

In one such case recently, our client, who is a keen clay target shooter and regularly takes part in competitions, contacted us two months after the police had removed his guns and certificates. Within a fortnight of us taking on the case, Laura Saunsbury had secured their return. Our grateful client and his wife expressed their appreciation in the following terms; 

“Thank you so much for your assistance in all of this, Laura, we were very impressed with the work you put in on my behalf.  Prior to your involvement we really did think there was strong chance I would not be getting my guns or certificates back, and had it not been for you, I don’t believe  I would have got them back. Having you on board has been amazing.”

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Recent instructions and successes for Lewis Nedas and Litigation and Commercial Solicitor Adam Creasey

FraudinvestigationRecent Successes for Adam Creasey:

  • Successfully defending two professionals accused of harassment by a neighbour, who was legally represented, in injunction proceedings.  The judge eventually dismissed the Claim as “totally without merit";

  • Negotiating and settling a difficult dispute on behalf of a well-known music producer;

  • Successfully defending an employer in a whistleblowing and unfair dismissal claim made by an employee who was legally represented.  The matter was eventually settled for less than ¼ of the damages claimed.

Recent instructions for Adam:

  • Structuring and negotiating the appointment of a Senior Employee (Director) on behalf of a multi-million pound limited company;

  • Defending a claim and issuing a counterclaim for professional negligence against a solicitor;

  • Dealing with a collective enfranchisement matter involving a leaseback to the Council


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Another firearms licensing appeal successfully settled by Laura Saunsbury

firearmsOur firm's firearms law specialist Laura Saunsbury has been enjoying a run of successes in settling firearms licensing appeals for her clients, without needing to take the case to a full hearing in the Crown Court. Throughout 2017 Laura has dealt with a series of appeals against various police forces in England and Wales where she has presented such a strong case on paper for her client that the police have been persuaded to reconsider their decision and have voluntarily reinstated her client's firearm and/or shotgun certificate. In one such case which she successfully resolved last month, Laura's grateful client had this to say about her work:

"Laura Saunsbury at Lewis Nedas previously helped me enormously when I was wrongly accused of a criminal offence.  After being acquitted so completely by the jury in crown court, and my accuser found to be lying by the judge himself, you can imagine my dismay to then have my firearms certificate revoked by the police. Once again Laura came to my rescue and I now have my firearms back and can enjoy target shooting with my brothers again. Thanks to Laura I now have my life back as a certifying aircraft engineer which was all in jeopardy, had I not got justice.”  Matt from West Sussex.

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