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NOV
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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NOV
09

New Acquittals and Instructions for Lewis Nedas Specialist Crime and Fraud Lawyers

  1. handshake woman and manAnother acquittal in a rape prosecution trial for Lewis Nedas Law client.

    Siobhain Egan represented a businessman who faced two sets of separate proceedings involving rape and sexual assault allegations; he was acquitted at his first trial in July 2016 and again following the second separate trial in November 2016.

    The superb David Nathan QC represented Siobhain''s client at both trials;

  2. Jeffrey Lewis and Siobhain Egan instructed to advise upon potential appeal for individual convicted of £53 million fraud, which attracted nationwide publicity and subsequent confiscation proceedings .The appellant was represented by another firm of solicitors at trial;

  3. Unan Choudry is instructed in multi-million money laundering allegation.
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OCT
31

More Acquittals for Lewis Nedas clients and their Specialist Criminal and Fraud Lawyers

  1. gavel 2Leila Abdul-Rasool represented an individual facing allegations of historical sex assault and trial in the Crown Court. As a result of Leila's determined approach to both the preparation of the case and requests for disclosure, the CPS decided to drop the prosecution a week before trial;

  2. Siobhain Egan represented a banker facing a police investigation for fraud. As a result of strong representations made to the police, the investigation was dropped;

  3. Penny Muir represented defendants in three separate trials over the last two months, and all three of her clients were acquitted:

    a) In the first matter, she represented a man who was a professional in the financial services industry and had no previous convictions. He was charged with a number of offences of possession with intent to supply drugs, and also possession of counterfeit currency. The case took well over a year to come to trial and during that time, our client was extremely anxious and stressed. Penny instructed the brilliant young barrister, Sam Trefgarne, of 23 Essex Street Chambers, to represent him, and our client was acquitted after less than an hour’s deliberation by the jury. We are proud to say that Sam worked for a year at Lewis Nedas Law before taking up his place as a trainee barrister at chambers. We predict a great future at the bar for him;

    b) Penny’s client in the second trial was charged with two matters of false imprisonment and two matters of assault. The circumstances were very serious, and involved a dispute about money. Penny instructed Douglas Page of Breams Buildings, who dealt well with a number of difficult legal and factual issues in the trial, including the use by the prosecution of our client’s previous convictions in the case against him, but again the jury took just over an hour to acquit him;

    c) Finally, Penny represented a lady of previous good character who was charged along with others in a fraud and money laundering trial which lasted two weeks. Penny instructed the excellent Charles Langley of 2 Bedford Row Chambers and again, our client was acquitted by the jury. She was naturally delighted and relieved as her health had suffered due to the stress of the proceedings.

 

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AUG
04

Acquittal in Serious Historic Sex Abuse Trial for Lewis Nedas Law Criminal Defence Lawyers This Week

sex offencesSiobhain Egan represented a retired businessman and Chairman of a well-known charitable organisation, who faced historic allegations of sexual assault. The client was acquitted of all counts after a difficult trial.

A great deal of detailed preparation was involved including the instruction of private enquiry agents, the order of cell site evidence by the defence, visits to the location in question and gathering alibi evidence, and so forth.

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JUL
22

Acquittals for Lewis Nedas Law clients who faced criminal charges this week

child pornSean Reilly represented an individual facing a series of rape allegations arising from the client’s membership of a fetish organisation - he was fully acquitted of all charges.

       His advocate was the excellent John Carmichael of 4 Breams Buildings.

Siobhain Egan represented a highly respected film director and artist, accused of possession of indecent photographs of children under 18 years of age.

He was first arrested three and a half years ago, immediately telling the authorities that the images would have been connected with his research work on forthcoming projects.

There was considerable delay in the final prosecution of this case, primarily because there was a problem with the Met police forensic investigation of the images.We instructed a leading firm of independent forensic computer experts who specialize in the analysis of computer pornography, who concluded that the limited access to the images was not typical of a Paedophile. We were also able to prove a timeline correlation between access to the images and our clients work projects. Additionally, the majority of the images were downloaded from a well-established US website, which contains a disclaimer stating that all the images were of models over 18years of age! This of course was something that would be been clear to the prosecuting authorities had they chosen to check before deciding to prosecute.

We had repeatedly asked the CPS to review the prosecution, and secured three wasted costs orders against the CPS because they failed to comply with orders of the Court, and in one    occasion even failed to turn up for a court hearing. Eventually, the CPS agreed with our findings and agreed to withdraw the case - on the day of trial!

The excellent Mark Cotter of 5 St Andrews Hill chambers was the advocate instructed.

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