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Lewis Nedas Law 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.

Lewis Nedas Law 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.


New instructions for Lewis Nedas Law and Siobhain Egan

  1. fcaSiobhain has been instructed to advise and represent a company Director facing a joint FCA/City of London police financial mis-selling investigation;

  2. She also advises a NED and finance professional, facing a FCA and HMRC investigation.

We have been  successfully advising company Directors, accountants, IFA's, bankers etc., facing professional disciplinary/FCA regulatory and fraud investigations for over 30 years. Our specialist team has been highly ranked by the leading legal ranking directories for many years and we achieve excellent results for our clients.


Contact us if you require advice and assistance in these fields - 0207 387 2032 or use our online enquiry facility at

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Abolition of Employment Tribunal fees: what is it likely to mean for employers and employees alike?

The Supreme Court decision in R (on application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor (2017) UK SC 51 (26/07/2017) ruled unanimously that the Employment Tribunal fees brought in by government in 2013 are unlawful, deny the fundamental right of access to justice and contrary to both common and EU law. Additionally, the Supreme Court also ruled that these fees discriminate against women.

Unison persisted with their claim despite numerous rejections and set backs from the lower courts.

This has to be one of the most momentous recent decisions in Employment law and the ramifications of this ruling are going to be enormous and complex.

The number of claims in the Employment Tribunal dropped from 7,000 to 1,000 (a reduction of nearly 70%) after the imposition of those fees, and it's highly unlikely that future numbers of claims will reach 7,000 again. This is largely because of the mandatory ACAC early conciliation process.

Apparently, government are considering whether or not to reintroduce fees at lower levels and in a lawful manner, but even if they decide to do this it will take a great deal of time.

In the first instance, the most likely effect is to cause further strain and delays within the severely underfunded Employment Tribunal system.

Fees paid by claimants since 2013 will fave to be refunded, and those employers who settled or paid compensation (including the tribunal fee element) will also have to be refunded.

It may be possible for employees now to bring claims out if time, but this very much depends upon the type of claim (i.e. unfair dismissal or discrimination). Each of these claims have individual tests that must be satisfied, e.g. Whether it was 'not reasonably practicable' or if it is 'just and equitable' to bring a claim, respectively.

This could lead to huge difficulties for those seeking to bring or defend older claims, particularly if documentation and records have been destroyed or lost.

The Employment Tribunal has made a recent case management order dealing with the consequences of this Supreme Court ruling:

1) The stay on those claims relying upon this judegement is to be lifted immediately;

2) Reimbursement of fees are to be made, following administrative arrangements made by both the MOJ and HMCTS;

3) Reinstatement of claims rejected on the basis of non payment of fees shall be made pursuant to administrative arrangements produced by the MOJ and HMCTS;

4) Remainder of claims brought upon reliance of the Unison judgement should be brought in the usual way to the regional Employment Judge for each ET region.


If as an employer, GC, HR professional or employee, you require advice on any of this information or any aspect of employment law, contact our highly skilled and experienced specialist lawyers.

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New instructions for Lewis Nedas Serious Crime, fraud and specialist POCA defence lawyers

  1. bank fraudKeith Wood has been instructed to act for a man accused of cyber hacking and ransom ware activities against some of the leading UK banks; the client was recently extradited from Germany and the case has attracted nationwide publicity;

  2. Jeffrey Lewis has been instructed to defend a company subject to a FCA investigation into market abuse, he will be assisted by Siobhain Egan.

    We have been successfully defending FCA investigations (Regulatory and criminal proceedings) since the FSA was set up in 2001. We adopt a multi disciplinary approach to these cases, drawing upon our criminal/White Collar crime/Regulatory defence expertise which has proved to be a very successful formula for our clients. We note that the FCA intend to intensify their Regulatory and criminal investigations this year, so it will be imperative for any finance professional or FCA regulated company to seek the best advice, quickly.

  3. Siobhain Egan has been instructed to defend an individual facing a banking fraud, and a City Trader facing a criminal fraud investigation. 

  4. Keith Wood, who is one of the leading POCA defence specialist solicitors in the country, has also been instructed in a highly complex set of confiscation proceedings. Keith has been remarkably successful in this field.


If you are facing a FCA, NCA, Cybercrime, POCA or serious fraud investigation, contact us on 02073872032 or use our online enquiry facility at

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New instructions for Lewis Nedas specialist Serious Fraud and Serious Crime Defence solicitors

  1. Paul Mason has been instructed to represent an individual charged with murder in relation to the killing of a man in Essex. The case has received nationwide publicity 2. Paul also represents a defendant charged with multi historic sexual abuse allegations spanning many decades, involving a large number of complainants.

  2. Jeffrey Lewis has been instructed in the following matters:
    A) he advises a UK technology company facing a corporate investigation into Bribery / corruption and money laundering.
    B) he represents an individual arrested, following allegations of £multi million fraud and money laundering (concerning the processing of gold bullion)

  3. Miles Herman advises an individual facing a long running, multi jurisdictional SFO enquiry into Bribery and Corruption. This is the 5th recent instruction received by the firm, concerning various SFO investigations and prosecutions.

We have been advising defendants, witnesses (both defence and potential prosecution witnesses), Company Directors, GCs, FDs, accountants, facing SFO investigations since 1991.

The successful team led by Jeffrey Lewis, has been involved in any number of leading SFO cases.
Additionally our long established, highly respected multi - disciplinary White Collar crime team, advises companies facing internal investigations into money laundering, bribery / corruption, as well as tax evasion, Modern Slavery Act offences and sanctions breaches. Further, we also advise on financial compliance issues.

Contact us today using our online enquiry form or call us on 02073872032.

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Recent excellent results for Lewis Nedas serious crime, fraud and asset restraint defence solicitors

  1. police interviewUnan Choudhury represented a young professional man accused of GBH, he raised the absolute defence of self defence and was acquitted by a jury in less than 20mins.

    This is the third acquittal in a row for Unan, when defending allegations of serious crime. He instructed the excellent James Onalaja of Counsel (187 Fleet Street) as the advocate.

  2. Eiran Reilly instructed by two individuals who had a substantial amount of cash (in excess of £50,000) seized by the NCA. Unan Choudhury carefully advised both individuals upon arrest in the police station, and they explained the legitimate source of the monies and its legitimate purpose. Nevertheless, the NCA continued and originated Restraint proceedings in the Magistrates Court.  Eiran instructed the superb Tom Davidson of Counsel, and after making oral submissions at Court, the NCA agreed to return the monies in full.

    We have an excellent success rate with these type of asset Restraint proceedings - it highlights the importance of good advice at the earliest opportunity (in the police station), careful case preparation and choosing the best specialist advocate available.

  3. Siobhain Egan was instructed by a Senior Finance professional who faced prosecution for fraud, after many months of investigation S/He instructed Siobhain to represent him,  who after assessing the allegations and the evidence, successfully applied to adjourn the proceedings and then made detailed legal submissions, arguing that there was insufficient evidence. The Prosecution agreed and the prosecution was discontinued.



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