London | Frankfurt | Madrid | Milan | Rome

MODERN LAWYERSFOR CHANGING TIMES 'a City firm in a non-City location' - Legal 500

OCT
19

Recent cases for Lewis Nedas Criminal, Fraud, Libel and Extradition Lawyers

  1. handshakeTony Meisels successfully represented an individual who was tried on indictment and faced charges of historic sexual abuse; the alleged victim was his teenage daughter. The client was acquitted of all charges; the advocate was the excellent Soraya Lawrence of Farringdon Chambers;

  2. Jeffrey Lewis and Siobhain Egan are instructed in a high profile Libel action, which has arisen from criminal proceedings.
    Additionally they have advised another high profile individual facing a national press investigation;

  3. Sean and James Reilly are instructed in the following cases and represent:
    a) A client facing trial concerning HMRC fraud and possible breaches of the Official Secrets Act;
    b) An individual on trial for a £4million mobile phone fraud;
    c) A client facing allegations of widespread underage sexual offences;
    d) Extradition proceedings involving the Government of Romania, during which the Romanian Justice Minister admitted that she had misled the U.K authorities: the proceedings are ongoing.

  4. Siobhain Egan successfully represented a professional man, who holds a senior position in a very sensitive profession and faced an allegation that he had assaulted his wife. The CPS were aware that his wife, who had been under the influence of alcohol when she called the police, had withdrawn her allegation within hours of the original 999 call.
    Siobhain wrote to the CPS asking that they reconsider the decision to prosecute, stating that the couple wanted to reconcile (our clients bail conditions excluded him from the family home) and that if the case proceeded, the client would automatically lose his job and therefore his ability to support their children.The CPS refused and continued with the prosecution.
    Siobhain instructed the excellent David Nathan QC, who persuaded the very experienced Judge after arguing Abuse of Process, that it would be impossible for our client to have a fair trial and that the alleged victim had made it plain that the incident had never happened and that she would give evidence for her husband. By agreeing to do so she risked prosecution for wasting police time or perverting the course of justice.
    The Judge stopped the prosecution, acquitted our client and made an order for defence costs;

  5. Siobhain Egan also represented a businessman who was tried in the Crown Court for allegations of sexual assault, and whose case was reported widely in the National press. Again David Nathan QC represented this defendant who was acquitted of all charges.The Judge made an order for defence costs;

  6. Siobhain has also been instructed by a financier facing allegations of dishonesty;

  7. Unan Choudhury has been instructed to represent a businessman facing allegations of historic sexual abuse, going back 30 years;

  8. Fiona Grandy has been instructed to represent a young man, who along with a number of co-defendants faces an allegation of murder;

  9. Keith Wood advises a client who though acquitted of serious criminal proceedings, remains the subject of a Sunday Times investigation.
Continue reading
  513 Hits
513 Hits
SEP
29

Latest Acquittals for Lewis Nedas Specialist Criminal Lawyers

cuffsSean and James Reilly defended an individual accused of a serious allegation of violence (S.18) against his partner.

The complainant had called the police and stated that our client had assaulted her with a weapon; the defendant denied the allegation from the outset.

He stated that the 'alleged victim' had consumed a large amount of alcohol and an equally large amount of different (illegal) recreational drugs. She then picked up a monkey wrench to threaten him, but the weapon swung back and hit her in the face causing very serious injuries. She sustained injuries to her cheek bone and eye socket.

The client was acquitted, after the Reilly brothers had thoroughly prepared his defence.

Continue reading
  1164 Hits
1164 Hits
SEP
27

New Instructions for Lewis Nedas Specialist Fraud Lawyers

FraudinvestigationJeffrey Lewis has been instructed in a multi defendant HMRC Tax and VAT investigation. 

Sean Reilly
defends an individual accused of fraud and POCA offences; following an allegation that as executor of a will he defrauded the beneficiaries of £1.2 million.

 

Continue reading
  1260 Hits
1260 Hits
SEP
20

New Instructions for Lewis Nedas Law Specialist Fraud and Tax Investigation Lawyers

HMRC logoJeffrey Lewis has been instructed to represent individuals facing a large HMRC inquiry into a suspected Phoenix company fraud.These are complicated, multi-faceted investigations, requiring full knowledge and experience not just in tax matters but also company law. Jeffrey Lewis is a renowned master tactician and strategist in these areas.

Siobhain Egan has been instructed in another SFO investigation, which is a spin off from an existing high profile SFO investigation which has attracted considerable publicity within the National and Financial press.

 

Continue reading
  1063 Hits
1063 Hits
SEP
16

Another Acquittal for Lewis Nedas client facing Sexual Offence Prosecution

sex offencesUnan Choudhury represented a client of good character, who faced 4 allegations of sexual penetrative activity made by a very vulnerable Complainant who suffers from a mental disorder.

The CPS alleged that the Complainant’s mental disorder precluded her from being able to give consent to sexual activity.

The Crowns case relied upon the report of their expert, a psychiatrist, who concluded that because the Complainant’s IQ was below that of an average 13 year old, she would not have any understanding of consent or contraception.

Unan instructed a leading Consultant Psychologist to prepare an independent report on behalf of his client, noting that the CPS expert had not taken into account the Complainant’s interview with police, known as an ABE (assisting best evidence). During that interview with police, it was apparent that the Complainant did understand the concept of consent and knew what contraception was. She recognised what a condom was, and stated that one was used when she was with our client. This contrasted with the interview completed by the Crowns psychiatrist in the presence of the Complainant’s mother. Our expert concluded that the Crowns expert had not seen nor taken into account the ABE interview, and that it was very likely that the Complainant was embarrassed and hindered by the presence of her mother during the interview with the Crowns expert. Our defence expert concluded that this was a fundamental weakness within the Crowns report.

These issues were brought to the attention of the Trial Judge, who was sufficiently concerned and ordered that the Crowns expert reassess his report in light of our expert’s conclusions. This was done, and the CPS expert concluded after his reassessment that he could not conclude any longer that the Complainant could not consent because of her mental disorder.

As a result the CPS decided not to proceed with the prosecution, ending a lengthy and stressful ordeal for our client.

This is yet another example of the detailed, cutting edge, thorough defence work that we pride ourselves in, 'leaving no stone unturned', while instructing the very best defence experts.

 

If you are facing a sexual offence allegation, please contact our specialist criminal defence lawyers on 0207 387 2032 or use our online enquiry at www.lewisnedas.co.uk

Continue reading
  1282 Hits
1282 Hits

Accreditations
and Awards

legal 500 uk leading firm 2017 chambers leading firm 2017