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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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General Dental Council Professional Conduct Committee Success for Lewis Nedas Law

Jeffrey Lewis acted for a foreign-registered dentist, who was re-qualifying in the UK, and faced serious allegations brought before the General Dental Council Professional Conduct Committee.

As a result of Jeffrey’s thorough and diligent case preparation, she was acquitted of all but two minor charges and thankfully kept on the Dental Register. Our client was delighted.

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Sentencing Success for Violent Disorder Conviction

Jeremy Ornstin, the head of our advocacy department and joint senior partner, defended a young undergraduate who pleaded guilty to Violent Disorder following arrest at the TUC demonstration in March 2011.

As a result of Jeremy’s excellent advocacy skills and powers of persuasion the trial Judge agreed to impose a suspended sentence. Our young client was delighted.

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Firearms Prosecution Discharged

Continuing her run of successes, our firearms law specialist Laura Saunsbury has achieved another excellent result.

In a case at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on 25 June 2012 she was representing a client charged with possession of a blank firing pistol which the Prosecution alleged was a prohibited firearm on the basis that it was designed or adapted for the discharge of noxious substances. However, they had failed to instruct an expert witness to confirm the legal status of the firearm and were seeking an adjournment for this purpose before committing the case to the Crown Court for trial.

Upon hearing Laura’s forceful representations that such delay and inattention to detail by the Crown was unacceptable, the Magistrates agreed and refused the application for an adjournment. As the Crown were not ready to commit the case to the Crown Court, the case was discharged.

Laura’s client, who had no idea as to the potential capabilities of the blank firing pistol, was very relieved and delighted by this outcome, particularly since the Court directed that his privately paid legal costs be repaid from Central Funds.

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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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