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Various successful results for Lewis Nedas Law criminal and fraud lawyers

  1. super lawyer comicMurder acquittal for Fiona Grandy's client; Fiona represented a young man who along with a number of other defendants, faced trial at the Central Criminal Court following the murder of a man (believed to be a case of mistaken identity) killed by machine gun fire in North West London. He was adamant that he had not been involved and was not guilty.

    A very difficult and complex trial followed, which focused upon the activities of various gangs in the area and their mobile phone usage (over 30,000 pages of telephone raw data and cell site evidence were served). As a result of diligent and careful preparation by Fiona and the excellent Sam Trefgarne of Counsel, and strong legal argument advanced by Mark Fenhalls QC, the trial Judge decided that there was no case to answer and directed the Jury to acquit. Our client and his family were delighted.

  2. Inquest success for Jeffrey Lewis; Jeffrey represents the family of a well-known Russian businessman who was found dead in his London hotel room in 2016. The authorities were convinced at an early stage that the case was one of suicide; however the Deceased's family were convinced that their relative was murdered, by business rivals. 

    As a result of dogged and determined investigative work, with the assistance of Iain Daniels of Counsel, the Coroner agreed that matters had to be fully investigated before any determination could be made.

  3. IPCC investigation success for former Chief Supt. of Metropolitan police and Siobhain Egan's client; Siobhain represented a very senior and experienced former Senior Met police officer, who was the subject of a full IPCC investigation which took several years. The client faced allegations of Misconduct in Public Office and Data Protection Act offences, concerning the alleged passing of sensitive information to the BBC.

    After a very thorough and professional investigation, the IPCC concluded that there was insufficient evidence to proceed. Needless to say that our client was very relieved.

  4. Various successes for Miles Herman's clients';

    (i.) Blackmail; 
    Miles Herman represented a Defendant charged with a number of others for offences of Blackmail and False Imprisonment at the Central Criminal Court. The case was investigated by the Modern Slavery and Kidnap Unit, SCO7 and the defendant who was superbly represented throughout by Danny Barnard, a barrister from this firm, was acquitted following an application made to the court that there was no case to answer. This was the only Defendant to succeed in making such a submission.

    The Defendant, a student of good character who faced a significant custodial sentence was understandably delighted by the outcome. If you face serious allegations of criminal conduct, please contact Miles for expert advice and assistance.

    (ii.) Money laundering; Miles represented a Defendant charged with an offence of Possessing the Proceeds of Criminal Property.  The allegation was that the Defendant assisted another in transporting monies from the UK to Eastern Europe. He was arrested following a surveillance operation undertaken by members of the Money Laundering Investigation Team. The Defendant who stood trial was acquitted in fifteen minutes by a jury at the Snaresbrook Crown Court following excellent submissions and representation by Miles Herman from this firm and Mustapha Hakme of Counsel. The jury readily accepted this Defendant had no suspicion or knowledge that the monies he was seen in possession of represented the Proceeds of Crime.  The Defendant who faced a custodial sentence, if convicted, was delighted by the outcome and has now returned to his family in Eastern Europe. If you face Money Laundering allegations and/or charges and require any advice relating to matters concerning financial crime, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    (iii.) Sexual offences; Miles represented an individual charged with offences of arranging an offence of Sexual Activity with a Child and offences of Possessing Indecent Images. The matter was investigated by SC and O17 Paedophile Unit of the Metropolitan Police and RASSO Unit of the Crown Prosecution Service. The Defendant’s arrest followed an undercover operation undertaken by many officers. This was a highly complex and difficult case and the Defendant was superbly represented by Miles and the outstanding Sara Whitehouse QC throughout. The Defendant secured bail, following representations by this firm. The Defendant further through the process of detailed analysis and consideration of the case papers was able to present a helpful Basis of Plea document which accompanied with medical reports where instrumental in the court finding, following a contested Newton Hearing that there were good reasons why a custodial sentence should not be imposed. The Defendant could quite easily have received a custodial sentence of four years and upwards and was understandably relieved to have avoided any prison sentence in the circumstances.

    This was a highly sensitive case and as a result of astute and tactical decisions made by Miles and Counsel throughout the Defendant obtained the desired result. If you face allegations relating to sexual offences then at Lewis Nedas Law we are able to provide first rate and comprehensive service.

 

 

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