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04

Law News Updates from our Criminal Lawyers in London, July 2012

The following are some useful updates from our lawyers at Lewis Nedas Law from July 2012. Contact us for specialist legal advice or representation on any of these areas.

Cash-in-Hand Pay “Morally Wrong”

July 24, 2012

It seems that the Revenue are poised to investigate and prosecute those involved in cash payments to tradesmen. The BBC has reported on this here.

CPS Finally Decide on Phone Hacking Charges

July 24, 2012

The BBC reports that the CPS have decided to charge eight people, including Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, relating to phone hacking. Read the full article here. If you are facing such an enquiry, please contact the real independent experts: Jeffrey Lewis, Siobhain Egan or Keith Wood

HSBC Money Laundering Allegations

July 24, 2012

BBC News reports that the Trade Minister and former HSBC chairman, Lord Green, acknowledges there were problems in how the bank handled allegations of money laundering. Read the full article here. If you are facing allegations of money laundering, please contact the experts: Jeffrey Lewis, Siobhain Egan, Miles Herman, or Keith Wood

Success for FSA prosecution in JP Morgan / UBS Insider Dealing

July 24, 2012

The Telegraph reports that six individuals have been found guilty of insider dealing in the largest and most complex case brought to date by the Financial Services Authority. Read the full article here

If you are facing such an enquiry, please contact the experts:

Jeffrey Lewis, Siobhain Egan, Miles Herman or Keith Wood.

Ministers Plan ‘Swift Justice’

July 16, 2012

An article published by the BBC on Friday reveals ministers’ plan for criminals to be dealt with in days or hours under government proposals for ‘swift and sure justice’ and flexible court hours in England and Wales. Read the full article h

The SFO: The Dawning of a New Era?

July 12, 2012

An article by Frances Gibb published today in The Times comments on the SFO’s new director, David Green, and his plans for the Serious Fraud Office. Read the full article here.

HSBC Chief Admits Bank Failed to Control Money Laundering in US

July 12, 2012

An article in The Guardian (11 July 2012) reports that Stuart Gulliver, chief executive of HSBC, says mistakes were made in trying to stop ‘unacceptable behaviour’. Read the full article here.

SFO Announces Investigation into Alleged Libor Rigging

July 6, 2012

This promises to be a lengthy and complicated investigation.

We are well placed to advise and represent anyone arrested/interviewed as a result of this investigation.

Contact Jeffrey Lewis

Banks Could Face Criminal Probe as SFO Considers Evidence

July 2, 2012

An article in the BBC News Business section on 2 July 2012 details that the Government and the SFO are considering whether or not to bring criminal charges against bankers in light of the recent Libor scandal.

Contact Jeffrey Lewis if you have any concerns about this.

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JUN
30

Excellent Reviews for Laura Saunsbury’s Book on Firearms Law

In December 2011 Sweet & Maxwell published The British Firearms Law Handbook, which our firearms law specialist Laura Saunsbury co-authored with barristers Nick Doherty and Helen Dobby. Since then the book has been the subject of critical acclaim in a number of reviews published in shooting journals and also the legal press.

CrimeLine

, the web-based legal update service for criminal lawyers, described the book in a recent review as, “the nearest to a dedicated practitioner text on the subject as you would ever want”. The review, which was circulated by email to criminal solicitors and barristers throughout the country on 15 June 2012, concluded, “It is difficult to see how any criminal law practitioner dealing with a firearms case can properly ignore this book”.

In the shooting press the book has been widely applauded as a valuable guide for shooting enthusiasts. In the July 2012 issue of Sporting Gun magazine, the reviewer David Frost wrote, “You might expect the book to be full of legal jargon but in fact it’s written in a very user friendly style”. In another review published in the summer 2012 issue of Keeping the Balance, the magazine of the National Gamekeeper’s Organisation, it was given the following praise, “The book has much to commend it for the ordinary gun user”

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JUN
08

Operation Stimtone Arrests

Following an intensive one-day Metropolitan Police operation focusing on economic crime, forty-five people have been arrested.

Nine-hundred Metropolitan Police Officers were involved in this operation, which focused upon safety deposit boxes and pawnbrokers.

We have already been consulted by a number of individuals affected by this operation, including some under arrest.

If you have been affected by this operation, please contact Jeffrey Lewis or Siobhain Egan immediately.

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JUN
04

Criminal law updates from our solicitors June 2012

The following are some useful legal news updates from June 2012 from our London criminal lawyers and business solicitors. Contact us for expert legal advice or representation on any of these areas.

Article by Siobhain Egan Published in the JC

June 26, 2012
Siobhain Egan has written and published an article regarding the Bribery Act 2010 in the Jewish Chronicle (22 June 2012).

Revenue Focus Upon Doctors and Dentists for Tax Evasion

June 22, 2012
According to a headline article in today’s Times (22 June 2012) over 1,300 doctors and dentists are currently being investigated under the Revenue’s civil investigation procedure (code 9) and 700 who are being considered for criminal proceedings.
If you are such an individual, it is imperative that you also seek the advice of specialist lawyers, such as us, who can work together with your tax accountants to ensure that you will avoid a long running criminal investigation or prosecution.
We have years of successful experience in this regard and work closely with leading tax/forensic accountants up and down the country, all at reasonable rates.
Please contact Jeffrey Lewis or Siobhain Egan.

Chambers UK – Women in Law Initiative

June 22, 2012
Siobhain Egan has been included amongst profiles of leading women lawyers in-house and private practice.

Deferred Prosecution Agreements – a Controversial Road Ahead for the Prosecution of Corporate Crime

June 8, 2012
The MoJ has launched a consultation document prior to confirming the use of the US style DPAs. The document makes interesting reading. Effectively it means that companies will self-report any wrongdoing to the relevant authority and enter into a DPA.
Contact Jeffrey Lewis.

Operation Stimtone Arrests

June 8, 2012
Following an intensive one-day Metropolitan Police operation focusing on economic crime, forty-five people have been arrested.
Nine-hundred Metropolitan Police Officers were involved in this operation, which focused upon safety deposit boxes and pawnbrokers.
We have already been consulted by a number of individuals affected by this operation, including some under arrest.
If you have been affected by this operation contact Jeffrey Lewis or Siobhain Egan immediately.

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Welcome to the Lewis Nedas Law News Pages

Welcome to the Lewis Nedas Law news pages. Here we will provide you with latest legal and industry news and news about the firm and its staff.

We are London-based solicitors, frequently rated in both Chambers UK and The Legal 500. With over 30 years’ experience as specialist solicitors in central London, UK, we can help you or your business today. Tel: 020 7387 2032.

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