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Latest Criminal Cases for Lewis Nedas

1. Sasha Wass QC represented a young man charged with the serious allegation of conspiring to pervert the course of justice, as a result of strong legal representations and submissions, the CPS withdrew the allegation

2. The firm successfully represented one of several defendants in a long running trial at Inner London Crown Court, our client faced an allegation of drugs trafficking and was the only defendant to be acquitted.

3. A client facing appeal proceedings against his extradition, won that appeal and his extradition stayed.

4. Siobhain Egan represented a medical professional who was convicted of possession of child pornography, Sasha Wass QC persuaded the Court not to impose an immediate custodial sentence - the case attracted nationwide publicity.

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The rise of Section 22 POCA 2002 – What you need to know.

Introduction

1. Section 22 of the Proceeds of Crime Act allows the prosecution to ask the court to reconsider the available amount where a confiscation order has previously been made and the available amount was lower than the benefit amount. This section has been increasingly used in the last year by various police forces in an effort to enforce a larger part of their confiscation orders. In an environment of severely tightened belts, s.22 can be seen by some in law enforcement as a good way to increase funding for their unit. It is not surprising given the reductions in both charging decisions and prosecutions that there are less POCA cases now before the courts which means that there are less orders now being made and enforced.

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People are Trespassing on my Property; What Can I Do?

Trespass occurs when someone enters onto another person's land without their permission. Trespass results in the unlawful occupation or interference with the property interests of another. The person being affected by the trespassing does not necessarily have to be the owner of the property; it can also be someone with non-freehold interests, such as a tenant. If someone is trespassing on your property, the correct route to follow can be complicated. There are various forms of trespass, which can be dealt with in different ways. Here we examine the different types and what can be done about it.

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Landlord Obligations Under Tenancy Deposit Schemes

Landlords will generally request a deposit at the start of a lease, which will be the equivalent of one- or two months' rent. The purpose of the deposit is to give landlords a safety net when something goes wrong with the tenancy, for example, if the tenant damages the property or leaves it in a poor state of repairs. Where there are no issues, the tenant requests that the deposit is returned to them at the end of the lease. Since 6th April 2007, landlords have been legally required to protect any deposits paid by their tenant into a government-authorised tenancy deposit protection scheme within 30 days of receiving it. The default residential tenancy is the assured shorthold tenancy, and any deposit received for this type of tenancy automatically falls under the tenancy deposit scheme requirement.

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Landlords’ Rights when a Tenant Defaults

A tenant is in default where they fail to make rent payments or fall behind with their payments. This can have a serious impact on the landlord who in turn may not be able to meet their mortgage payments. There are several remedies available to the landlord to rectify this situation, but the best course of action will depend on the individual circumstances. Here we discuss some of the options available.

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