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MAY
31

New instruction in Corporate Manslaughter Prosecution

  1. corpmanMiles Herman has been instructed to advise a company facing a prosecution for Corporate Manslaughter, following the death of an employee of the company.

    We have been successfully advising and defending companies with such issues for many years; if your company is in a similar situation please contact us on 02073872032 or email us using our online enquiry facility at www.lewisnedas.co.uk

  2. Siobhain Egan has also been instructed to act for a businessman and a scientist, both of whom are being investigated by the Met's child abuse and exploitation squad. 
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MAY
19

New instructions for Lewis Nedas specialist fraud and criminal defence lawyers

  1. HMRC logoJeffrey Lewis has been instructed in more HMRC investigations and prosecutions;
    (a) He is advising a well established commercial landlord with a substantial property portfolio facing a HMRC investigation;
    (b) He is also defending a Company Director who faces trial accused of tax evasion;

  2. Sean and James Reilly are instructed to represent two individuals facing trial concerning allegations of a Sex Abuse conspiracy;

  3. Tony Meisels has been instructed to defend three Company Directors in separate matters investigated by BEIS and the Insolvency Service;

  4. Giovanni Lombardo and Siobhain Egan advise two Company Directors facing an investigation by City of London fraud.
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MAY
05

New instructions for Lewis Nedas Law specialist lawyers

  1. FraudinvestigationJeffrey Lewis has been instructed in three separate Director Disqualification Proceedings and investigations, brought by The Insolvency Service and BEIS over the last 10 days. Jeffrey has many years of proven successes with these type of proceedings and investigations. He will work with Ian Coupland, Head of our Company Commercial Department on these particular cases;

  2. ACCA Interim Professional Disciplinary hearing success; Siobhain Egan represents a ACCA qualified accountant who is facing serious criminal proceedings in the Crown Court, which concern allegations of fraud within a charity. Our client self reported to the ACCA Disciplinary Committee and the matter was listed for an initial hearing. His advocate was Rishni Nathwani of 5 KBW Chambers, who also represents our client in the forthcoming criminal trial. As a result of intense detailed preparation, the Committee was persuaded not to impose any interim sanction, restriction or suspension order upon our client, after hearing Mr Nathwani's submissions. These focused upon the inherent weaknesses of the criminal case and the defence evidence which we had gathered so far to support his criminal defence at trial. Our client was delighted that he could continue to practice until the outcome of his criminal trial. No order for costs was made against him.

 

If you are facing ACCA Professional Disciplinary Proceedings and require genuinely experienced legal assistance, please contact us on 02073872032 or use our on line enquiry facility here.

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APR
20

Siobhain Egan instructed by a Director of offshore trusts subject to a joint NCA/HMRC operation, following earlier international arrests precipitated by the release of the Panama Papers

offshore accountsSiobhain Egan has been instructed by a Director of offshore trusts, subject to a joint NCA/HMRC operation. This arose following earlier international arrests concerning a multi million VAT fraud which was precipitated by the release of the Panama Papers.

HMRC announced in April 2016 that they would immediately and aggressively investigate the huge amount of information affecting UK Nationals.

We have been asked to advise individuals who have made voluntary disclosures to HMRC about monies and assets off shore, who intend to bring the same on shore and by those concerned about criminal investigations and prosecutions.

The Revenue have no qualms about how this data was obtained or seemingly any concerns about the potential admissibility of the evidential material; it was effectively stolen after the law firm at the centre of the leak, Mossack Fonseca, was apparently hacked and the information passed to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

We know following the Swiss HSBC information theft in 2010, one individual was prosecuted by HMRC (successfully represented by Jeffrey Lewis of this firm) using information which showed that many hundreds of UK nationals held secret Swiss bank accounts.

We expect HMRC to adopt the same bullish approach with the Panama Papers, confident that the likely response to any legal arguments re exclusion of stolen evidence will be rejected by the Courts, and that the material will be deemed relevant and therefore admissible, regardless of the circumstances surrounding its acquisition.

In the HSBC investigation, HMRC were clear that they had not paid for the Swiss HSBC information and they would appear to be very sensitive about that particular issue, as we saw after the Julius Baer bank information theft in 2012, when HMRC released a very carefully worded response to that incident that they 'would not actively seek to acquire customer data stolen from the Swiss bank' because the employee responsible for the theft was paid by another tax authority for the information.

As yet, nobody knows the full circumstances of the Leaking of the Mossack Fonseca material.

 

If you are affected or likely to be affected by HMRC or NCA investigations into assets/monies held off shore, which could lead to tax evasion or money laundering prosecutions, please contact either Jeffrey Lewis or Siobhain Egan of Lewis Nedas Law, to discuss any if these issues. We work with leading tax investigation specialist accountants who can also assist.

Contact us on: 02073872032 or use our on line enquiry facility at www.lewisnedas.co.uk

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APR
13

New instruction in a large criminal defence case

Sean Reilly has been instructed in a large sexual abuse prosecution, by two of 22 defendants brought by Thames Valley police in Oxford. This case attracted national headlines.

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