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AUG
15

More successes for Lewis Nedas law Serious Crime and Serious Fraud Defence solicitors:

defense attorney1. Unan Choudhury represented an individual who faced serious allegations of people trafficking and money laundering, in a multi defendant Crown Court trial. He instructed our own Danny Barnard of Counsel as trial advocate. Neither Unan or Danny were satisfied with the CPS response to their detailed requests for disclosure .Danny then drafted further requests on disclosure ( s8 Application ), shortly after receipt of this document the CPS withdrew the Prosecution against our client;

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JUL
09

New instructions for Lewis Nedas Serious Fraud defence lawyers

  1. fraudJeffrey Lewis has been instructed to advise and defend an individual facing investigation into a business fraud which has attracted National headlines in the business media;

  2. Paul Mason represents an individual facing an allegation of large scale legal aid fraud, again a case that has attracted National publicity;

  3. Siobhain Egan represents a UK financial services company whose bank accounts have been frozen by the authorities and a large sum of monies restrained.

 

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JUL
06

More acquittals for Lewis Nedas Law Serious Crime defence lawyers

  1. Jury Room 010Adam Shaw secured an acquittal for a schoolteacher: A school teacher was charged with an offence contrary to the Public Order Act - the complainant was a family member. The defendant instructed that the allegation was malicious. Adam obtained details of numerous non-criminal allegations made by the complainant against the defendant and made a successful non-defendant bad character application. After adducing the previous allegations at trial, Adam cross examined the complainant and then made a submission that there was 'no case to answer'. The submission was successful and the charge was dismissed. A Defence Costs Order was also granted;

  2. Sexual offence acquittal for Tony Meisels' client: Aquittal on a sex case at Snaresbrook Crown Court; our client L was aquitted of sexual assault by penetration with the jury debating for only 90 minutes. This case concerned two work colleagues who ended up In bed together after attending a colleague’s leaving drinks. The issue for the defence was one of consent. The case was meticiously prepared by Tony Meisels of this firm and counsel at the re-trial was Toby Long of 15 New Bridge Street;

  3. Drugs case acquittal for Unan Choudhury's client: Unan successfully represented a professional man accused of possession of class A drugs (heroin) - the client was acquitted after trial. Martin Lewis of Counsel represented the defendant.
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JUN
29

More acquittals for Lewis Nedas Law clients and Keith Wood

confiscationKeith Wood recently acted in two major acquittals concerning substantial cash seizures:

  1. The first case was a four handed matter at Isleworth Crown Court in which his client was joined late into the case. The original defendants had been arrested in November 2017 following an undercover operation at Heathrow Airport. Keith’s client was eventually tracked down and identified as the Courier handing over a substantial amount of cash to three travellers arriving at the airport. Rather than delay the trial; Keith, with Zarif Khan from Drystone Chambers, prepared the case fully within 8 weeks. At trial Keith had sourced a substantial body of evidence supporting our clients case. Our client had always accepted that cash had indeed been handed over, but they had no knowledge or suspicion that it was the proceeds of crime and the documentation provided supported that. The case was eventually withdrawn from the Jury by the Judge at the close of the defence case such was the compelling nature of the material provided.

  2. In a second case again at Isleworth, Keith, this time with Jonathan Green of Drystone chambers, successfully represented a client who was facing Proceeds of Crime Act offences namely possession of Cash, in this case over 175,000 Euros which had been seized as our client left the UK. At trial again the defence produced substantial records which showed the origins of the funds which were being exported for the purchase of luxury items. The cash in this instance was located within luggage in the hold of the plane. The jury accepted that the funds were not the proceeds of crime and  accordingly returned a Not Guilty verdict.

Keith also acted in a Contempt of Court case in which he was instructed following a finding of Contempt which was the subject of an article in the Sunday Times.

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JUN
22

More successful results for Lewis Nedas Law serious crime defence lawyers

  1. gavelUnan Choudhury secured acquittals in the following cases:

    a) A client who faced trial at Birmingham Crown Court and an allegation of conspiring to blackmail; and

    b) A professional driver accused of sexual assault upon a minor. 

  2. Keith Wood represented an individual accused of money laundering, the case was stopped by the trial Judge after legal submission at the close of the prosecution case, and directed a Not Guilty verdict.

  3. Siobhain Egan represented a professional man who was eventually, after a two year period, charged and pleaded guilty to an offence of possessing over 6,000 indecent images of children. This is very obviously an extremely serious offence and the Sentencing Guidelines indicate that a lengthy and immediate custodial sentence would be appropriate. However, our client sought help from specialist experts at the earliest opportunity; he completed specialist courses and pursued therapy. Expert psychologist and psychiatric reports from leading practitioners were obtained and presented to the Court. Those together with the excellent advocacy skills of Ms Nicola Cafferkey of Counsel (33 Bedford Row) were sufficient to persuade the Court to impose a suspended sentence of imprisonment.

  4. Siobhain also represented a senior City Finance professional investigated for dishonesty; as a result of her detailed representations upon her clients behalf, the investigation was stopped by the investigating authority at a very early stage.

  5. Miles Herman represented a client charged with a series of indecent child images. Again, this was a serious case which would ordinarily warrant an immediate custodial sentence, however, as a result of diligent case preparation and his advocacy (Miles conducted the mitigation hearing himself) a suspended sentence of imprisonment was imposed by the Sentencing Judge.

 

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