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JUN
14

Bribery Act 2010 – by Siobhain Egan

As part of the coalition government’s renewed attempts to clamp down on business corruption, this act came into force in July 2011. Its stringent conditions apply to those individuals and companies trading; both foreign and UK companies, as long as the foreign companies operate in this country.

The act demands that individuals and companies have in place adequate anti-corruption procedures. The act is not particularly well-drafted and therefore there are many grey areas which are open to interpretation.

The SFO are advocating the need for self-reporting and the government is currently considering the use of deferred prosecution agreements in this context.

The penalties for failing to install adequate anti-corruption procedures are high. The FSA have recently and repeatedly levied huge fines against companies who have failed to do this.

Lewis Nedas Law have a team of serious fraud experts headed by Jeffrey Lewis, who can assist with advice regarding these anti-corruption systems and other relevant issues. We have a thirty-year proven track record of success in dealing with tax, VAT investigations and fraud, money laundering, and insider dealing.

We work with highly regarded independent forensic accountants and barristers.

We can advise where you suspect fraud or corruption within your company and how to approach the authorities. We pride ourselves upon our ‘City standards of practice’ without the City rates!

Contact Jeffrey Lewis.

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JUN
12

Yet another Firearms Prosecution Success for Lewis Nedas Law

The Crown recently offered no evidence in an antique firearms case at Snaresbrook Crown Court following representations made by Tony Meisels of this firm.

Our client, a retired man in his sixties with no previous convictions, had been charged with two counts of possessing a firearm without a certificate, both shotguns being between 87 and 107 years old. He had inherited the weapons from his late father over twenty years ago and at one point they had even been on a manifest of items held in the storage facilities of a well-known removals company.

This case was only dropped by the Crown three weeks before trial after persistent representations by Mr Meisels who relied on the statutory defence afforded by Section 58(2) of the Firearms Act 1968 which provides an exemption if the weapon is an antique and is possessed as a curiosity or ornament.

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JUN
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SOPO Variation Success

Tony Meisels has successfully applied to Westminster Magistrates’ Court to vary a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO), which was imposed in 2008.

The applicant can now own, possess, and use any internet-enabled device as long as the history is preserved and it is made available for inspection by the police upon request. Furthermore, the order is now time limited and will cease when the applicant is no longer subject to the requirements of the Sex Offenders Register. The amended order is now consistent with the guidance issued by the Court of Appeal in the case of R v Steven Smith and Others in July 2011.

If you are subject to a SOPO with stringent conditions you may be able to apply to vary the order. Please contact Tony Meisels.

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JUN
08

£Multimillion Fraud Success for Gary Conway

Gary represented and advised an individual arrested by police concerning a £multimillion fraud originating abroad.

Our client had assets of over £250,000.00 restrained and was interviewed several times by police. These interviews were skilfully handled by Gary who advised and represented the client throughout. Eventually the police decided not to prosecute and all restrained assets were returned to our client.

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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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