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JUN
29

More acquittals for Lewis Nedas Law clients and Keith Wood

confiscationKeith Wood recently acted in two major acquittals concerning substantial cash seizures:

  1. The first case was a four handed matter at Isleworth Crown Court in which his client was joined late into the case. The original defendants had been arrested in November 2017 following an undercover operation at Heathrow Airport. Keith’s client was eventually tracked down and identified as the Courier handing over a substantial amount of cash to three travellers arriving at the airport. Rather than delay the trial; Keith, with Zarif Khan from Drystone Chambers, prepared the case fully within 8 weeks. At trial Keith had sourced a substantial body of evidence supporting our clients case. Our client had always accepted that cash had indeed been handed over, but they had no knowledge or suspicion that it was the proceeds of crime and the documentation provided supported that. The case was eventually withdrawn from the Jury by the Judge at the close of the defence case such was the compelling nature of the material provided.

  2. In a second case again at Isleworth, Keith, this time with Jonathan Green of Drystone chambers, successfully represented a client who was facing Proceeds of Crime Act offences namely possession of Cash, in this case over 175,000 Euros which had been seized as our client left the UK. At trial again the defence produced substantial records which showed the origins of the funds which were being exported for the purchase of luxury items. The cash in this instance was located within luggage in the hold of the plane. The jury accepted that the funds were not the proceeds of crime and  accordingly returned a Not Guilty verdict.

Keith also acted in a Contempt of Court case in which he was instructed following a finding of Contempt which was the subject of an article in the Sunday Times.

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JUN
22

Two Lewis Nedas Law lawyers make television appearances upon the same day

  1. TV InterviewJeffrey Lewis was interviewed, at length, by Russian State television and questioned about the new GDPR legislation (General Data Protection) which came into force in this country on 25/05/2018;

  2. Additionally, Penny Muir was interviewed briefly on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show, commenting upon the controversial remarks made recently by Germaine Greer concerning rape, sexual offences and sentencing.

   

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JUN
22

Lewis Nedas Law welcomes litigation lawyer, Inbar Rabinowitz

handshake woman and manWe are delighted to welcome the very talented Inbar Rabinowitz to our very busy Litigation and Commercial Law Department.

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JUN
22

Another successful Firearms appeal for Lewis Nedas Law

firearm certificateOur in-house Firearms Law specialist Laura Saunsbury recently acted for the brother of a Member of Parliament in his appeal against the revocation of his shotgun certificate. The Metropolitan Police’s decision to revoke our client’s certificate was based on a number of false complaints to the police by his ex-girlfriend. Laura prepared a comprehensive bundle of evidence for our client rebutting these allegations. Having considered the evidence and Laura’s written representations on behalf of our client, the police were persuaded to reinstate his shotgun certificate without the need or expense of a contested hearing. On receiving the good news our client’s reaction was as follows; 

“Absolutely fantastic news, and congratulations on achieving this for me. I am so delighted, thank you very much for all you’ve done. I won’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone with similar problems”.

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JUN
22

More successful results for Lewis Nedas Law serious crime defence lawyers

  1. gavelUnan Choudhury secured acquittals in the following cases:

    a) A client who faced trial at Birmingham Crown Court and an allegation of conspiring to blackmail; and

    b) A professional driver accused of sexual assault upon a minor. 

  2. Keith Wood represented an individual accused of money laundering, the case was stopped by the trial Judge after legal submission at the close of the prosecution case, and directed a Not Guilty verdict.

  3. Siobhain Egan represented a professional man who was eventually, after a two year period, charged and pleaded guilty to an offence of possessing over 6,000 indecent images of children. This is very obviously an extremely serious offence and the Sentencing Guidelines indicate that a lengthy and immediate custodial sentence would be appropriate. However, our client sought help from specialist experts at the earliest opportunity; he completed specialist courses and pursued therapy. Expert psychologist and psychiatric reports from leading practitioners were obtained and presented to the Court. Those together with the excellent advocacy skills of Ms Nicola Cafferkey of Counsel (33 Bedford Row) were sufficient to persuade the Court to impose a suspended sentence of imprisonment.

  4. Siobhain also represented a senior City Finance professional investigated for dishonesty; as a result of her detailed representations upon her clients behalf, the investigation was stopped by the investigating authority at a very early stage.

  5. Miles Herman represented a client charged with a series of indecent child images. Again, this was a serious case which would ordinarily warrant an immediate custodial sentence, however, as a result of diligent case preparation and his advocacy (Miles conducted the mitigation hearing himself) a suspended sentence of imprisonment was imposed by the Sentencing Judge.

 

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