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MAR
27

Paul Mason interviewed by French television channel

press conferencePaul Mason, a Senior Consulant Solicitor here at Lewis Nedas, has been interviewed by a French television channel who are investigating the prosecution of child pornography and grooming offences in England and Wales. Of particular interest to the French investigative journalists was the role of self styled vigilantes in these types of offences.

Paul had recently successfully defended a client facing such allegations which were discontinued by the CPS because of the role played by such vigilantes, entrapment and the tainting of evidence. 

 

               

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MAR
15

Recent results for Lewis Nedas specialist criminal defence solicitors

  1. RCJExcellent sentencing result in a high profile case; Jeffrey Lewis represented a solicitor convicted of seriously assaulting a plaintiff at the Royal Courts of Justice. After a difficult and complex hearing (and as a result of in-depth mitigation), the superb David Nathan QC managed to persuade the sentencing court to impose a suspended sentence of imprisonment. This case attracted national publicity;

  2. Excellent sentencing result in a large benefit fraud; Sean Reilly acted for an individual who pleaded guilty to a large and complicated benefit fraud. After offering detailed mitigation the client was fined, he was expecting an immediate term of imprisonment and was delighted;

  3. Siobhain Egan represented an accountant/banker investigated for fraudulent activity; after submitting detailed representations the matter was dealt with by a civil remedy.

      

 

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MAR
15

New cases for Lewis Nedas criminal and fraud defence lawyers

  1. Modern Slavery ActNew instruction in Modern Slavery Act prosecution; We have been instructed to represent an individual in a large NCA multi-defendant prosecution under the Modern Slavery Act, which has attracted national publicity; 

  2. Siobhain Egan has been instructed by a local authority planning officer investigated for fraud. Additionally, she is instructed by a professional man investigated for fraud and fraud by misrepresentation allegations.
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MAR
07

New Enhanced Penalties for Driving Whilst Using a Mobile Phone

mobile drivingOn the 1st  of March 2017 the law changed in relation to using mobile telephones and other hand held devices whilst driving a motor vehicle.  There is now a mandatory minimum endorsement of 6 points and a fine of 200.00 pounds. Previously the offence carried 3 points and a 60.00 pound fine.

The offence is committed if a hand held device is held whilst it is on. So even if the driver is not seen by police to be speaking into a phone or sending a message he can still be convicted for driving whilst using a mobile phone. The reason for this is that a phone can still be in “use” by virtue of the fact that it is receiving data.

However, the police have to prove that it was on whilst being held by the driver. This is a matter of evidence that will have to be served on the defence and relied  on in court. This can involve a trial and the instruction of an expert. At Lewis Nedas Law we have team of experienced solicitors and court room advocates who specialise in road traffic offences and can help you with this highly  technical and complex area of law.

The fact that the endorserable penalty points have increased to a mandatory minimum of 6 will place 1000’s of drivers with 6 points already on their licence in a precarious position. The reason for  this is that if  you tot up 12 points within 3 years you face a 6 month disqualification. A driving ban can have far reaching effects both financially and socially. It can, however be avoided if a court determines that the driver would suffer exceptional hardship.

The courts do not routinely accept exceptional hardship applications. They have to be expertly presented at court and supported with both oral and documentary evidence. The solicitors and barristers that Lewis Nedas Law has at it’s disposal are highly effective at presenting these types of cases at court. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you find yourself in this position, we can help.

 

Contact Our Specialist Driving Offences Defence Solicitors

Call us today by calling 0207 387 2032 or by email through our online enquiry, here.

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MAR
03

Lewis Nedas Law opens new office

lewisnedaslawAs part of the firm's expansion plans, we have opened a new office, right next door to our Head Office, at No. 26 Camden High Street, London NW1.

Plans are afoot to open additional offices in both Newham and Oxford in April 2017, so that we can continue to serve our rapidly expanding client base in those locations.

      

 

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