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JAN
13

New instructions for Lewis Nedas Law criminal, fraud and asset restraint lawyers

  1. cuffsUnan Choudhury has been instructed to represent an individual accused of murder, James Reilly is to be the junior advocate;
  2. Siobhain Egan is instructed by three individuals facing restraint of a substantial amount of money and City of London investigation into a suspected boiler room fraud;
  3. Unan has also been instructed by a vulnerable defendant facing numerous historic abuse allegations concerning 5 family members. The allegations originate in the 1970's.
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JAN
13

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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DEC
21

New instructions for Lewis Nedas specialist criminal, fraud and tax defence solicitors

  1. FraudinvestigationMiles Herman represents an individual facing investigation by the NCA of trafficking 90kgs of high purity cocaine through the horse racing industry;

  2. Unan Choudhury represents two individuals of 10 men arrested by SO15 Counter Terrorism Command; facing investigation concerning the transportation of a large amount of money to Pakistan;

  3. Additionally, Unan represents an individual facing a whole series of historic sex abuse allegations which originated in the 1970's;

  4. Siobhain Egan advises a major property investor, now domiciled in the UK, facing investigation by HMRC for tax evasion fraud and money laundering offences;

  5. Jeffrey Lewis advises a company facing a major VAT investigation concerning exports to China.

 

 

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DEC
20

Acquittal for Lewis Nedas client on Class A drugs conspiracy charge

cuffsSean Reilly acted for an individual (one of a large number of defendants), who faced a conspiracy of supplying 80kgs of cocaine. He denied all knowledge of the drugs. His advocate James Reilly made a successful submission of 'no case to answer' after carefully analysing the evidence served, which was primarily telephone cell site and co-location evidence.

 

 

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DEC
09

HMRC money laundering investigation success for Siobhain Egan and Lewis Nedas Law

HMRC logoSiobhain was instructed by clients who had a substantial amount of money (£800,000) in an account transferred from abroad. Their bank obviously made a SAR (Suspicious Activity Report) and HMRC began an investigation. The monies were simultaneously transferred out of our client's account. 

HMRC wanted to interview our client under caution the next day. We explained that because the onus/burden of proof transfers to our client (as money laundering dictates), we would have to make extensive enquiries abroad in order to be able to prove the paper trail of the monies and the legitimate origin of those monies; this would take some time. HMRC agreed to postpone the interview for a further 7 days.

Both the client and Siobhain worked hard to analyse and collate all of the necessary documentation, much of which was in sworn affidavit form from another jurisdiction and another language.

Siobhain attended the interview with her client, who co-operated in full with HMRC. All of the documents were explained in detail, HMRC then stated that the monies were due to be restrained the following week in the local Crown Court. Siobhain firmly impressed upon HMRC that if they had read the documents provided, there should be no need to institute restraint proceeedings, which would put the client to even more expense and cause additional delay.

HMRC responded the following morning and said that after having analysed the information provided, they would return the monies forthwith and close their investigation.

Assertive and efficient defence work and preparation is the key to dealing with HMRC money laundering and cash seizure investigations.

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