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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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DEC
06

New corporate crime instruction for Jeffrey Lewis and Lewis Nedas Law

corp manslaughterJeffrey Lewis has been instructed to represent a company facing an investigation concerning an allegation of corporate manslaughter. Jeffrey has many years experience of investigations of this kind.

 

 

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DEC
01

New instructions for Lewis Nedas Law crime, fraud and inquest lawyers

  1. HMRC SIGNJeffrey Lewis has been instructed by the family of a Russian businessman to represent their interests at his inquest;

  2. Siobhain Egan represents an academic facing investigation by HMRC for fraud and money laundering;

  3. Sean Reilly has been instructed in the following matters:
    a) a mortgage fraud conspiracy with 6 defendants;
    b) importation of 90kgs of class A drugs;
    c) conspiracy to supply class A drugs and money laundering charges;

  4. Unan Choudhury acts for a restaurateur facing a £500,000 VAT investigation by HMRC. 
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NOV
29

More acquittals for Lewis Nedas Law criminal and fraud specialist lawyers

  1. super lawyer comicRape acquittal – At Woolwich Crown Court our client WT was acquitted by the jury after little more than 1 hour of deliberation. The complainant, a relative of WT, alleged that he had raped her at his flat after a family BBQ. Her complaint though was undermined by evidence gathered by the defence which included statements and photographs which showed that she continued to fraternise and socialise with WT in the weeks after the alleged rape. This case was diligently and thoroughly prepared by Tony Meisels of this firm and the advocate was Tara McCarthy of Thomas More Chambers;

  2. Acquittal at the Central Criminal Court for our client facing a kidnapping trial. Miles Herman represented a young man of good character, who along with other co-defendants was accused of kidnapping a schoolboy (whom they had alleged was involved in a bank fraud and stolen credit cards). Monies from this fraud were in turn stolen by the alleged victim’s Father. The CPS alleged that the victim was kidnapped in return for the repayment of those stolen funds. Our client who was of good character, and a university student was adamant that he was not involved in the allegation from the outset. As a result of Miles's diligent and thorough preparation, and an incisive half time submission made by our very own excellent Danny Barnard (barrister) that there wasn't a case for our client to answer, he was discharged from the trial. The client was absolutely delighted;

  3. Siobhain Egan represented a senior executive in the Insurance industry who was investigated for fraud. As a result of thorough investigation and strong representations, the investigation was dropped. The client worked in a FCA regulated sector and company and would have lost his job immediately had he been prosecuted.

 

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