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AUG
15

More successes for Lewis Nedas law Serious Crime and Serious Fraud Defence solicitors:

defense attorney1. Unan Choudhury represented an individual who faced serious allegations of people trafficking and money laundering, in a multi defendant Crown Court trial. He instructed our own Danny Barnard of Counsel as trial advocate. Neither Unan or Danny were satisfied with the CPS response to their detailed requests for disclosure .Danny then drafted further requests on disclosure ( s8 Application ), shortly after receipt of this document the CPS withdrew the Prosecution against our client;

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JUL
20

Responding to a claim when your business is at fault

When a business receives a claim form from a plaintiff that has raised an action against them, they can either:

  • Defend the claim, in whole or in part, within 14 days of receipt;
  • Admit the claim alleged against them, in whole or in part, by filing an admission; or,
  • Bring a counterclaim against the claimant.

If your business is at fault, then the usual course of action is going to be a full or partial admission. Failure to adhere to the Civil Procedure Rules in relation to how to respond to a claim can result in a possible defence failing from the outset. Even if your business is at fault, this may not cover the whole claim and so you must respond to the service of a claim form. If your business is issued with a claim form, it is crucial that you take urgent legal advice so that all deadlines are correctly met.

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JUL
09

New instructions for Lewis Nedas Serious Fraud defence lawyers

  1. fraudJeffrey Lewis has been instructed to advise and defend an individual facing investigation into a business fraud which has attracted National headlines in the business media;

  2. Paul Mason represents an individual facing an allegation of large scale legal aid fraud, again a case that has attracted National publicity;

  3. Siobhain Egan represents a UK financial services company whose bank accounts have been frozen by the authorities and a large sum of monies restrained.

 

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JUL
06

More acquittals for Lewis Nedas Law Serious Crime defence lawyers

  1. Jury Room 010Adam Shaw secured an acquittal for a schoolteacher: A school teacher was charged with an offence contrary to the Public Order Act - the complainant was a family member. The defendant instructed that the allegation was malicious. Adam obtained details of numerous non-criminal allegations made by the complainant against the defendant and made a successful non-defendant bad character application. After adducing the previous allegations at trial, Adam cross examined the complainant and then made a submission that there was 'no case to answer'. The submission was successful and the charge was dismissed. A Defence Costs Order was also granted;

  2. Sexual offence acquittal for Tony Meisels' client: Aquittal on a sex case at Snaresbrook Crown Court; our client L was aquitted of sexual assault by penetration with the jury debating for only 90 minutes. This case concerned two work colleagues who ended up In bed together after attending a colleague’s leaving drinks. The issue for the defence was one of consent. The case was meticiously prepared by Tony Meisels of this firm and counsel at the re-trial was Toby Long of 15 New Bridge Street;

  3. Drugs case acquittal for Unan Choudhury's client: Unan successfully represented a professional man accused of possession of class A drugs (heroin) - the client was acquitted after trial. Martin Lewis of Counsel represented the defendant.
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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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