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JUL
21

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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MAR
03

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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JAN
13

Various successful results for Lewis Nedas Law criminal and fraud lawyers

  1. super lawyer comicMurder acquittal for Fiona Grandy's client; Fiona represented a young man who along with a number of other defendants, faced trial at the Central Criminal Court following the murder of a man (believed to be a case of mistaken identity) killed by machine gun fire in North West London. He was adamant that he had not been involved and was not guilty.

    A very difficult and complex trial followed, which focused upon the activities of various gangs in the area and their mobile phone usage (over 30,000 pages of telephone raw data and cell site evidence were served). As a result of diligent and careful preparation by Fiona and the excellent Sam Trefgarne of Counsel, and strong legal argument advanced by Mark Fenhalls QC, the trial Judge decided that there was no case to answer and directed the Jury to acquit. Our client and his family were delighted.

  2. Inquest success for Jeffrey Lewis; Jeffrey represents the family of a well-known Russian businessman who was found dead in his London hotel room in 2016. The authorities were convinced at an early stage that the case was one of suicide; however the Deceased's family were convinced that their relative was murdered, by business rivals. 

    As a result of dogged and determined investigative work, with the assistance of Iain Daniels of Counsel, the Coroner agreed that matters had to be fully investigated before any determination could be made.

  3. IPCC investigation success for former Chief Supt. of Metropolitan police and Siobhain Egan's client; Siobhain represented a very senior and experienced former Senior Met police officer, who was the subject of a full IPCC investigation which took several years. The client faced allegations of Misconduct in Public Office and Data Protection Act offences, concerning the alleged passing of sensitive information to the BBC.

    After a very thorough and professional investigation, the IPCC concluded that there was insufficient evidence to proceed. Needless to say that our client was very relieved.

  4. Various successes for Miles Herman's clients';

    (i.) Blackmail; 
    Miles Herman represented a Defendant charged with a number of others for offences of Blackmail and False Imprisonment at the Central Criminal Court. The case was investigated by the Modern Slavery and Kidnap Unit, SCO7 and the defendant who was superbly represented throughout by Danny Barnard, a barrister from this firm, was acquitted following an application made to the court that there was no case to answer. This was the only Defendant to succeed in making such a submission.

    The Defendant, a student of good character who faced a significant custodial sentence was understandably delighted by the outcome. If you face serious allegations of criminal conduct, please contact Miles for expert advice and assistance.

    (ii.) Money laundering; Miles represented a Defendant charged with an offence of Possessing the Proceeds of Criminal Property.  The allegation was that the Defendant assisted another in transporting monies from the UK to Eastern Europe. He was arrested following a surveillance operation undertaken by members of the Money Laundering Investigation Team. The Defendant who stood trial was acquitted in fifteen minutes by a jury at the Snaresbrook Crown Court following excellent submissions and representation by Miles Herman from this firm and Mustapha Hakme of Counsel. The jury readily accepted this Defendant had no suspicion or knowledge that the monies he was seen in possession of represented the Proceeds of Crime.  The Defendant who faced a custodial sentence, if convicted, was delighted by the outcome and has now returned to his family in Eastern Europe. If you face Money Laundering allegations and/or charges and require any advice relating to matters concerning financial crime, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    (iii.) Sexual offences; Miles represented an individual charged with offences of arranging an offence of Sexual Activity with a Child and offences of Possessing Indecent Images. The matter was investigated by SC and O17 Paedophile Unit of the Metropolitan Police and RASSO Unit of the Crown Prosecution Service. The Defendant’s arrest followed an undercover operation undertaken by many officers. This was a highly complex and difficult case and the Defendant was superbly represented by Miles and the outstanding Sara Whitehouse QC throughout. The Defendant secured bail, following representations by this firm. The Defendant further through the process of detailed analysis and consideration of the case papers was able to present a helpful Basis of Plea document which accompanied with medical reports where instrumental in the court finding, following a contested Newton Hearing that there were good reasons why a custodial sentence should not be imposed. The Defendant could quite easily have received a custodial sentence of four years and upwards and was understandably relieved to have avoided any prison sentence in the circumstances.

    This was a highly sensitive case and as a result of astute and tactical decisions made by Miles and Counsel throughout the Defendant obtained the desired result. If you face allegations relating to sexual offences then at Lewis Nedas Law we are able to provide first rate and comprehensive service.

 

 

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NOV
29

More acquittals for Lewis Nedas Law criminal and fraud specialist lawyers

  1. super lawyer comicRape acquittal – At Woolwich Crown Court our client WT was acquitted by the jury after little more than 1 hour of deliberation. The complainant, a relative of WT, alleged that he had raped her at his flat after a family BBQ. Her complaint though was undermined by evidence gathered by the defence which included statements and photographs which showed that she continued to fraternise and socialise with WT in the weeks after the alleged rape. This case was diligently and thoroughly prepared by Tony Meisels of this firm and the advocate was Tara McCarthy of Thomas More Chambers;

  2. Acquittal at the Central Criminal Court for our client facing a kidnapping trial. Miles Herman represented a young man of good character, who along with other co-defendants was accused of kidnapping a schoolboy (whom they had alleged was involved in a bank fraud and stolen credit cards). Monies from this fraud were in turn stolen by the alleged victim’s Father. The CPS alleged that the victim was kidnapped in return for the repayment of those stolen funds. Our client who was of good character, and a university student was adamant that he was not involved in the allegation from the outset. As a result of Miles's diligent and thorough preparation, and an incisive half time submission made by our very own excellent Danny Barnard (barrister) that there wasn't a case for our client to answer, he was discharged from the trial. The client was absolutely delighted;

  3. Siobhain Egan represented a senior executive in the Insurance industry who was investigated for fraud. As a result of thorough investigation and strong representations, the investigation was dropped. The client worked in a FCA regulated sector and company and would have lost his job immediately had he been prosecuted.

 

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18

More acquittals and successful results for Lewis Nedas Law criminal and fraud lawyers

  1. fraudUnan Choudhury represented an individual who was initially facing a large scale conspiracy to defraud prosecution. Unan successfully represented to the CPS that there was not a case for his client to answer and insufficient evidence to allow the case to go to the jury. The CPS agreed with Unan's assessment, a week before trial! They then substituted a charge of money laundering, as a small amount of the alleged proceeds of crime passed through his account. Our client agreed to plead guilty to this and was sentenced to 40 hours 'work in the community order' - his numerous co-defendants were convicted and sentenced to lengthy periods of imprisonment for the overarching allegation of fraud.

  2. Siobhain Egan represented a professional man accused of assaulting his children's tutor in his own home, and in front of his children. Our client, a man of good character, staunchly denied the offence, and we set about investigating and preparing his case. It was rapidly apparent that there was simply no information about the alleged victim, his apparent doctorate or qualifications anywhere! We also learned that he admitted use of class A drugs and that there had been allegations of his aggressive behaviour in the past. Rather unusually, we made an application to admit this evidence as 'bad character' against the alleged victim.The CPS were very uncooperative about this application and our persistent requests for disclosure in the case, reluctantly serving important information on the day of trial which required further investigation. Our client was represented by the excellent and tenacious barrister Rishi Nathwani, and was acquitted to his absolute delight and relief. The court made a defence costs in his favour.

  3. Siobhain also represented a City analyst investigated for fraud, as a result of strong representations made to the investigating authority, the prosecution was dropped. Had he been prosecuted he would have lost his Job and specialist professional status.

These are just some examples of the detailed, painstaking, assertive and very successful defence preparation and representation which we offer to our clients.

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