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More successful results for Lewis Nedas Law Criminal and Fraud defence lawyers

  1. police interviewThe Reilly brothers secure yet another acquittal in the Crown Court: James Reilly (advocate) and Sean Reilly (solicitor with conduct) represented a man of good character, accused of committing an offence of indecent exposure in a public place in the presence of an 11 yr old child. Our client denied the offence throughout, giving a full and credible explanation when interviewed by police, who nevertheless decided to prosecute. He was robustly defended by the Reilly’s, who meticulously prepared his defence, and was acquitted by the jury after a short deliberation;

  2. Success in the Court of Appeal: James Reilly (advocate) and Unan Choudhury (solicitor with conduct) successfully represented an individual who was originally sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 4.5 years, however, after hearing his appeal it was reduced to 2.5 years.

  3. Siobhain Egan successfully represented a banker accused of rape: Our client was invited in for a voluntary interview with police. He arranged to see Siobhain beforehand, who carefully went through his instructions that all sexual activity was consensual. Wary of the recently highlighted issues concerning evidential disclosure, Siobhain went through his texts, emails, WhatsApp/Instagram photographs and tracked his use of Uber taxis that evening, which substantiated his defence and identified potential witnesses together with CCTV cameras and more. 

    When interviewed, and before he handed his only phone to Police, it was disclosed to the officer that this material was in the phone and he was carefully taken through that material. After considering the material, the investigation was quickly determined and no further action was taken.

    This was an exceptionally stressful experience for our client, who is a man of good character and who had never been interviewed by Police before this incident. It also emphasizes the need for thorough, pro active and diligent defence preparation before Police interview, and the importance of analysing material on phones/social media to support the clients defence, which could then be raised in interview. Not every client is going to have this opportunity.

    If arrested, the police would normally take the arrestees phone on the spot, and it is not always possible to think clearly or remember accurately, all communication which may have passed between the individuals involved, mid arrest. It does show the importance of having a reputable, pro active defence lawyer who should make a point of asking the arrestee, as soon as possible, whether there is any material on a phone/social media/app, which could assist the defence and undermine the Prosecution case against the arrestee. Otherwise, it presents tremendous difficulties for a criminal defendant and leads to complex legal issues concerning disclosure, ploughing through thousands of pieces of correspondence and a likely remand in custody before trial.

  4. Siobhain also represented an accountant who was suspected and investigated for a criminal offence of dishonesty and fraud: After robust submissions were made, the matter was discontinued.

  5. Fare Evasion success for Tom McLaughlin and LNL client: We were instructed by a trainee professional who had been investigated by a private prosecutions team working for/with a major rail company concerning a potential prosecution for fare evasion. It was obvious from the clients instructions that s/he had important issues to raise with the rail company’s prosecutors, and we wrote a detailed multi page letter explaining the situation, 7 months ago. The Prosecutors did not reply to that or other subsequent chasing letters. When we complained to the Court, they too failed to receive any response from the Prosecutors. 

    It was impossible to be put through to any lawyers in that department, because as we later found out from the rail company’s unhelpful Customer Services Department, there are not any lawyers or indeed anyone to speak to in the Prosecution team! Eventually the matter was listed for trial at the Magistrates Court and Tom McLaughlin, one of our excellent defence solicitors, attended court and explained the situation, and the case was dropped by the presenting prosecutor! Had anybody bothered to read the correspondence in this case when it was received, the whole situation could have been avoided. 

    This raises important issues about the dangers of Private Prosecutors bringing criminal prosecutions. There is no consistency in approach, they work completely unaware of their duties pursuant to the Code for Prosecutors and their duties of disclosure/to review the decision to prosecute throughout the process.


If you are facing a criminal prosecution (private or state) and need advice and assistance, please contact us. You can do by telephone on 02073872032 or, use our enquiry form at

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More successful results and recent instructions for Lewis Nedas Law specialist defence lawyers

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(i.) More successful results for Tony Meisels:

  1. Canine death warrant overturned on appeal; On 1st February at Harrow Crown Court, Rosetta a Pitbull terrier had her destruction order overturned.  In 2016 she had been adjudged to be a prohibited breed and made subject to an exemption order together with a contingent destruction order after attacking another dog in the street. Already in the ‘dog house’, Rosetta attacked another dog in February 2017 when in breach of the contingent destruction order she was let off the lead by the owner’s son. Following this she was yet again seized by the police and an order for her destruction was made in the lower court. However following the successful appeal she will be restored to her owner. The fee earner with conduct of this matter was Tony Meisels and he was assisted by expert counsel Pamela Rose at Mitre Court Building;

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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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Another stunning success for Lewis Nedas law client and Unan Choudhury

Jury Room 010Unan represented one of five defendants who faced a complex multi faceted trial involving allegations of kidnap, firearms, blackmail and GBH. Over 35,000 pages of evidence was served.

Our client was acquitted by a jury in just 30 mins. Unan, who is one of our partners and who runs our East London office instructed the excellent specialist barrister Mozammel Hossain of 187 Fleet St Chambers.

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Recent results for Lewis Nedas Law specialist criminal defence lawyers

  1. court representation defence londonJeffrey Lewis represented;
    i) A businessman accused of leaving the scene of an accident. Jeffrey advised him during lengthy police station interviews and was able to successfully persuade police that there was simply no case for his client to answer, and the investigation was dropped.

    ii) Jeffrey also successfully represented a businesswoman accused of being intoxicated whilst in charge of a motor vehicle, which she adamantly denied. After a Magistrates Court trial she was acquitted of the charge, much to her delight.

  2. Siobhain Egan represented a leading University Professor accused of an altercation with a Public Servant. After lengthy and detailed written representations the court proceedings were discontinued.
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