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New Instructions for Lewis Nedas Law Tax, Fraud and Regulatory Lawyers

Tax Law1. Jeffrey Lewis has been instructed in the following matters:
   (a) A highly complex tax fraud investigation/prosecution;
   (b) A high profile Trading Standards enquiry;
   (c) A serious fraud investigation

2. Siobhain Egan has been instructed in yet another complex serious fraud and money laundering prosecution

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Stunning Confiscation Success for Lewis Nedas Law and Paul Mason

confiscationPaul represented a client who in 2010 received a confiscation order in the sum of £514,000, or failing the payment of those monies, would have served three and a half years further imprisonment in default. This included the issue of hidden assets.

By June 2016 there remained a balance of £318,174.35 plus interest of £163,012.33 outstanding; the authorities had begun enforcement proceedings and the client was facing an additional period of imprisonment.

Paul began work, digging away and analysing the outstanding sums. As a result of his excellent work, the Court agreed a further Variation order leaving a nil balance due.

Needless to say the client was elated and said "Brilliant. Now I can start my new life. Thanks for everything Paul. You were the only man who could have pulled this off'.

The prosecuting and investigating authorities are under enormous pressure to institute confiscation proceedings and enforcement of those orders. Many of the authorities are now pursuing Civil Enforcement proceedings, e.g. FCA, NCA and some local government and Trading Standards authorities have been successful with these types of civil proceedings. Through following these civil actions they can avoid lengthy, costly Crown Court trials which they may or may not win.

Additionally, City of London police have created a panel of City firms of lawyers to instigate confiscation and enforcement proceedings upon their behalf, which has caused some concern in legal and judicial circles for a number of reasons. The SFO, rather unfairly in our view, have been criticised by another City firm for not pursuing more restraint and confiscation orders; they at least think carefully before restraining assets and are correct to do so.

This means that confiscation and enforcement proceedings are going to top of the Prosecutors agenda firm now on.


If you are seeking to dispute, defend or vary a restraint order whether Civil or Criminal Restraint, or wish to defend Confiscation or Enforcement proceedings;Please contact us on 0207 387 2032 or use our online enquiry facility at

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New Fraud Instruction for Lewis Nedas Law and Jeffrey Lewis

FraudinvestigationJeffrey Lewis has been instructed in an investment fraud involving financial advisers in the Midlands.

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Excellent Sentencing Result in Sexual Assault Case for Lewis Nedas Law client and Giovanni Lombardo

sex offencesGiovanni represented an Italian National accused of sexual assault.

He was originally represented by a large criminal defence firm of solicitors on legal aid; this was a complicated case, with a wealth of mitigation which the solicitors had done nothing to pursue or collate. They had advised him that he would be sentenced to six years imprisonment.

His family, who were very unhappy with the performance of the original, found Giovanni and privately instructed him. He immediately briefed the excellent David Nathan QC.

Giovanni thoroughly prepared the clients mitigation and he was sentenced to suspended sentence of imprisonment.

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The Investigator - A British Crime Story - ITV

itvLast night saw the end of the excellent docu-drama 'The Investigator: A British Crime Story'; which focused upon the disappearance of Carole Packman, over 30 years ago.

The series focused upon the activities of Ms Packman's husband and his conviction for her murder. He, along with two others, were convicted at a later date (after Ms Packman's disappearance) of an audacious insurance fraud, during which it was claimed the husband died after falling overboard whilst at sea.

Jeffrey Lewis acted for one of those defendants and stated that it was one of the most interesting and difficult cases to deal with, which ran parallel to the investigation by Police of Ms Packman's murder.

You can watch the full series, here.

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