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NOV
22

Another firearms appeal successfully resolved for Lewis Nedas client and Laura Saunsbury

firearmsOur in house expert in firearms licensing appeals, Laura Saunsbury, successfully negotiated a settlement of yet another appeal last month. Our client, an experienced shooter who had held his firearm and shotgun certificates for many years, sought Laura's help when his certificates were revoked in October 2015 following his arrest over a parking dispute.

In spite of our client being cleared of any wrongdoing in this and a number of other alleged incidents in the past, for a long time the Police continued to contest our client's appeal. The case had been scheduled for a 3 day hearing at Lewes Crown Court in mid October 2016. However, after two preliminary hearings and persistent pressure from Laura on the police to reveal further information about the background to the various allegations and the character of the complainants, the police eventually reconsidered their objections and agreed nearly a year later in September 2016 to reinstate both of our client's certificates. 

Our client was a member of two national shooting organisations, the CPSA (Clay Pigeon Shooting Association) and the NRA (National Rifle Association), and was fortunate to have legal expenses insurance through both organisations which between them funded his legal costs. In writing to both organisations to express his appreciation our client made the following comments;  

“I would like to express my absolute satisfaction with my solicitor Laura Saunsbury and the barristers Nick Doherty and Helen Dobby.

Throughout the case I received brilliant and excellent client care from Laura Saunsbury and very impressed with Laura's attention to even the smallest details in my case. Laura with no doubt at all is the top solicitor in firearms matters in the country.

I firmly believe it should be appreciated that Laura Saunsbury is a valuable and irreplaceable asset to the future of our sport.”

    

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OCT
18

Another success for Lewis Nedas law and Laura Saunsbury in Firearms Certificate Revocation case

firearm certificateA retired deputy head teacher in Southern England who had held his firearm and shotgun certificates for more than 50 years, sought the help of our firearms law specialist Laura Saunsbury after the Police revoked his certificates following an unfortunate road accident. With Laura’s help an appeal was lodged and detailed representations were made to the Chief Constable to carefully review the revocation decision. Very soon afterwards our client’s certificates were reinstated by the Police without the appeal ever having to go into court. In writing to express his appreciation he said the following; 

There is no doubt in my mind, Laura, that your name and expert input were instrumental in achieving the reversal of my firearms licence revocation. I am absolutely delighted and thank you once again for your invaluable help and support in this matter.”

If the Police have revoked or refused to renew your firearm or shotgun certificate, contact us for expert advice. In some cases we may be able to resolve matters for you quite quickly by negotiation and at relatively low cost.

 

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OCT
05

Stunning success for Lewis Nedas Law Regulatory Team as disqualified Director given permission to act in another Company

RCJThe Regulatory Team at Lewis Nedas Law and Jeremy Barnett, Head of Regulatory at St Paul’s Chambers, Leeds, have secured a very rare success in managing to obtain permission under Section 17 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986, for a person who was disqualified as a Director for 7 years because he ran a Company which when Liquidated owed several hundreds of thousand of pounds in unpaid tax to be given permission to act as a director in another Company.

Due to the considerable amount of preparatory work and evidence provided, the Secretary of State took the unusual step of not contesting the application and the Judge at the County Court in Central London was satisfied that there was a sufficient need for this person to become a director.

If you require assistance, please contact our experienced specialist Regulatory Team on 0207 387 2032 or contact us using our online enquiry facilities at www.lewisnedas.co.uk

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JUL
08

Tax Investigation Success for Lewis Nedas Law clients and Jeffrey Lewis

HMRC SIGNJeffrey represented directors of a high profile professional services firm, who were the subject of a long running HMRC investigation which focused upon an "umbrella fraud".

These are particularly time consuming and complex fraud allegations, concerning the provision of professional services and VAT. Thankfully, after Jeffrey’s pro-active approach to the case HMRC concluded that our clients had not committed any criminal tax offences and the investigation was discharged.

Specialist Forensic tax accountants were instructed to provide their expert opinion which enabled Jeffrey to make robust, and ultimately successful, representations upon his clients behalf.

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