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NOV
06

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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NOV
03

Recent instructions and successes for Lewis Nedas and Ian Coupland, Head of Commercial and Litigation Department

handshakeIan Coupland, Head of our Commercial and Litigation Department has recently been instructed and had successes in the following matters:

  • Advising a Solicitor requested to provide an “Explanation of Conduct” to the Solicitors Regulation Authority;

  • Advising a Company in relation to a material non disclosure in an Asset Purchase Agreement;

  • Advising a Company served with a Court Order freezing assets in excess of £1m;

  • Advising a Company in relation to HMRC decision to publicise non payment of Tax;

  • Advising the Director of an insolvent company where the Liquidator is seeking to recover in excess of £2m from him;

  • Instructed to act for a Landlord opposing a business lease renewal on redevelopment ground

  • Recovering property in excess of £2m in value from the Treasury Solicitor after the Dissolution a Company;


If you require assistance, please contact Lewis Nedas on 02073872032 or complete our online enquiry form here.

 

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OCT
20

Recent instructions for Lewis Nedas Commercial and Litigation Solicitor Adam Creasey

landlord and tenantAdam Creasey of our Commercial and Litigation Department has recently been instructed in the following matters:

  • Bringing an employment claim against TfL for unfair dismissal;

  • Acting for a residents association in a class action against the freeholder over a major works bill over £1million;

  • Acting for a group of tenants in a litigation matter where the original freeholder failed to give first refusal to the tenants in accordance with the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987;

  

 

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SEP
12

Latest instructions and successes for Lewis Nedas Commercial and Litigation Department and Ian Coupland, Adam Creasey and Annabelle Pantling

insider tradingIan Coupland:

  • Successfully settling a long-running commercial dispute in respect of our client’s rights – relating to the terms of a share purchase agreement;

  • Successful settlement of negotiations with Treasury Solicitors bona vacantia department relating to high value property portfolio;

  • Instructed to advise and represent a Director in Company Director Disqualification proceedings (several similar new instructions on cases of this nature). 

 

Adam Creasey:

  • Successfully settling a construction dispute worth £30,000.00 on behalf of Defendant company with very favourable result;

  • Acting for the Contractor in a construction dispute in the sum of £125,000.00, and is currently in the midst of successfully negotiating settlement;

 

Annabelle Pantling:

  • Successfully obtaining relief from forfeiture of a commercial lease within 48 hours of client’s initial instruction, client is back in and trading successfully, having turned over £10,000.00 within his first week re-trading;

  • Obtaining default judgment in the sum of £150,000.00 against a property investment company, of which our client was a former director and now Issuing winding up proceedings to obtain payment.

     

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AUG
02

Another shotgun certificate case success for Lewis Nedas Law and Laura Saunsbury

shotgun certificateA renowned breeder of Dexter cows had her shotgun certificate removed from her by the Police after they were alerted to concerns by a member of the public, who overreacted to remarks made by the farmer and her husband in a telephone conversation. The two day hearing of our client’s appeal was scheduled to take place at Reading Crown Court last month. However, after lengthy and skilful negotiations by our in-house firearms law expert Laura Saunsbury, the police eventually agreed to settle the appeal and reinstate the farmer's shotgun certificate voluntarily.

Our client’s daughter wrote to express her appreciation to Laura and her assistant Gary Smith for helping to resolve the situation for her mother; 

“I know she is very thankful to have had both of you on her team. I know that you both put a lot of time and effort into the whole case and I understand that you get paid to do so but both of your patience with mother has been most appreciated by us all.”

  

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