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OCT
06

Latest case results and new instructions for Lewis Nedas crime, fraud and tax investigation solicitors

  1. court representation defence londonJeffrey Lewis is advising a Company Director in the UK who is currently being investigated by the NCA for bribery and corruption allegations linked with the public sector in a caribbean country;

  2. Jeffrey is also advising two large long established buy to let (private sector) residential landlords, who are being separately investigated by various local authorities for multiple breaches of HMO licences. The local authorities concerned are also contemplating recovery proceedings under POCA 2002 (The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002). This is a relatively new approach by the local authorities to recover substantial sums (rent etc.) earned by those who have breached their HMO licences. The powers under POCA 2002 are both draconian and extensive, as they allow the prosecuting authority to go back 6 years before the commission of the offences and recover monies gained by the landlords of the property concerned. We are seeing more of these proceedings against private sector landlords, and have specialist lawyers that can assist you if you face these issues;

  3. Our new Oxford Office is booming:

    a) Sean Reilly represented an individual facing firearms and extreme pornography offices, who was acquitted after robust submissions were made by his defence Advocate, James Reilly. Sean and James are also instructed in a new murder prosecution to be heard at Oxford Crown Court;

    b) Richard Demczak successfully represented a client who faced trial at Oxford Crown Court, concerning allegations that he conspired to rob a cannabis factory. He was acquitted by the jury;

    c) Richard also represents the following clients:

    - An individual suspected of hacking into the computers of multiple Oxford Colleges; 
    - An 11 yr old child accused of raping another 8 yr old child;
    - Two separate cases of historic rape allegations;

  4. Unan Choudhury successfully represented a young man accused of various serious offences in relation to acid attacks and possession of a noxious substance. He was tried in absence and very unusually acquitted of all charges, despite his failure to appear at trial;

  5. Siobhain Egan successfully represented a hospital doctor who faced an investigation spanning many months into various allegations of fraud - the investigation was dropped by the investigating authority after detailed submissions were made by Siobhain upon her clients behalf;

    Siobhain also:

    - Advised the Director of a FX trading desk working for an international bank investigated for dishonesty, the matter was resolved by way of a civil remedy and criminal proceedings were avoided;
    - Advises a locum GP facing proceedings brought by HMRC into his use of a Personal Service Company and IR35;
    - Advises a hospital doctor facing a complaint concerning sexual offences;
    - Advises another young professional man facing an allegation of rape.

     

 

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SEP
07

New instructions for Lewis Nedas Law and Siobhain Egan

  1. fcaSiobhain has been instructed to advise and represent a company Director facing a joint FCA/City of London police financial mis-selling investigation;

  2. She also advises a NED and finance professional, facing a FCA and HMRC investigation.

We have been  successfully advising company Directors, accountants, IFA's, bankers etc., facing professional disciplinary/FCA regulatory and fraud investigations for over 30 years. Our specialist team has been highly ranked by the leading legal ranking directories for many years and we achieve excellent results for our clients.

 

Contact us if you require advice and assistance in these fields - 0207 387 2032 or use our online enquiry facility at www.lewisnedas.co.uk

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SEP
05

New instructions for Lewis Nedas Serious Crime, fraud and specialist POCA defence lawyers

  1. bank fraudKeith Wood has been instructed to act for a man accused of cyber hacking and ransom ware activities against some of the leading UK banks; the client was recently extradited from Germany and the case has attracted nationwide publicity;

  2. Jeffrey Lewis has been instructed to defend a company subject to a FCA investigation into market abuse, he will be assisted by Siobhain Egan.

    We have been successfully defending FCA investigations (Regulatory and criminal proceedings) since the FSA was set up in 2001. We adopt a multi disciplinary approach to these cases, drawing upon our criminal/White Collar crime/Regulatory defence expertise which has proved to be a very successful formula for our clients. We note that the FCA intend to intensify their Regulatory and criminal investigations this year, so it will be imperative for any finance professional or FCA regulated company to seek the best advice, quickly.

  3. Siobhain Egan has been instructed to defend an individual facing a banking fraud, and a City Trader facing a criminal fraud investigation. 

  4. Keith Wood, who is one of the leading POCA defence specialist solicitors in the country, has also been instructed in a highly complex set of confiscation proceedings. Keith has been remarkably successful in this field.

 

If you are facing a FCA, NCA, Cybercrime, POCA or serious fraud investigation, contact us on 02073872032 or use our online enquiry facility at www.lewisnedas.co.uk

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AUG
16

New instructions for Lewis Nedas specialist Serious Fraud and Serious Crime Defence solicitors

  1. Paul Mason has been instructed to represent an individual charged with murder in relation to the killing of a man in Essex. The case has received nationwide publicity 2. Paul also represents a defendant charged with multi historic sexual abuse allegations spanning many decades, involving a large number of complainants.

  2. Jeffrey Lewis has been instructed in the following matters:
    A) he advises a UK technology company facing a corporate investigation into Bribery / corruption and money laundering.
    B) he represents an individual arrested, following allegations of £multi million fraud and money laundering (concerning the processing of gold bullion)

  3. Miles Herman advises an individual facing a long running, multi jurisdictional SFO enquiry into Bribery and Corruption. This is the 5th recent instruction received by the firm, concerning various SFO investigations and prosecutions.

We have been advising defendants, witnesses (both defence and potential prosecution witnesses), Company Directors, GCs, FDs, accountants, facing SFO investigations since 1991.

The successful team led by Jeffrey Lewis, has been involved in any number of leading SFO cases.
Additionally our long established, highly respected multi - disciplinary White Collar crime team, advises companies facing internal investigations into money laundering, bribery / corruption, as well as tax evasion, Modern Slavery Act offences and sanctions breaches. Further, we also advise on financial compliance issues.

Contact us today using our online enquiry form or call us on 02073872032.

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AUG
03

Recent excellent results for Lewis Nedas serious crime, fraud and asset restraint defence solicitors

  1. police interviewUnan Choudhury represented a young professional man accused of GBH, he raised the absolute defence of self defence and was acquitted by a jury in less than 20mins.

    This is the third acquittal in a row for Unan, when defending allegations of serious crime. He instructed the excellent James Onalaja of Counsel (187 Fleet Street) as the advocate.

  2. Eiran Reilly instructed by two individuals who had a substantial amount of cash (in excess of £50,000) seized by the NCA. Unan Choudhury carefully advised both individuals upon arrest in the police station, and they explained the legitimate source of the monies and its legitimate purpose. Nevertheless, the NCA continued and originated Restraint proceedings in the Magistrates Court.  Eiran instructed the superb Tom Davidson of Counsel, and after making oral submissions at Court, the NCA agreed to return the monies in full.

    We have an excellent success rate with these type of asset Restraint proceedings - it highlights the importance of good advice at the earliest opportunity (in the police station), careful case preparation and choosing the best specialist advocate available.

  3. Siobhain Egan was instructed by a Senior Finance professional who faced prosecution for fraud, after many months of investigation S/He instructed Siobhain to represent him,  who after assessing the allegations and the evidence, successfully applied to adjourn the proceedings and then made detailed legal submissions, arguing that there was insufficient evidence. The Prosecution agreed and the prosecution was discontinued.

   

 

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