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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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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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Major Land Banking Fraud Acquittal for Lewis Nedas Law client and Keith Wood

super lawyer comicKeith Wood acted for one of the principle defendants in a major land banking fraud which was tried at Liverpool Crown Court. The case started in 2009 as a result of the collapse of the company; the directors were called for interview by the insolvency practise. It was then referred to the Fraud team to investigate and resulted in charges being laid against 12 defendants in March 2015 and finished last week after a 12 week trial.

The investigation concerned an allegation that an organised gang in 2006  had obtained  land  sites which at low value would never be granted planning permission, as it was green field sites situated in flood plains. Plans were then professionally drawn up with estate plans and plots were marketed as being potential investments and then sold on via dedicated sales teams. The trial involved 9 defendants, our client being fifth on the indictment as he was a principally the head of the sales team and thereafter became a director of one of the companies involved in the scheme.

The losses were substantial, involving some 269 individuals who had lost in total many millions of pounds.

The case involved a huge amount of complex material including analysis and presentation of banking evidence. Rory Keene, barrister from 5 Paper Buildings, worked with Keith on this and presented a position in court which meant that the Jury accepted our client’s account, which had been carefully put forward in the initial interviews by us some 18 months earlier. The result of the extreme hard work put in by both Rory and Keith meant that after 6 days of deliberation, our client was the last defendant to be acquitted. All those higher than him on the indictment had been convicted, and indeed two of those further down were also convicted.

The delighted defendant remarked that that Rory and Keith were his very own dream team and he could not have been looked after any better. The defendant would have lost everything on conviction, but as a former soldier and police officer he has kept his exemplary character and indeed of course has avoided a lengthy prison sentence and confiscation process.

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Another Sexual Offence Acquittal for Lewis Nedas Law and Tony Meisels

old baileyFollowing a 4 day trial at the Old Bailey concluding on Thursday 16th June, KC was found not guilty of sexually assaulting an elderly resident with dementia at a care home in south London where he worked as a carer. The jury reached their unanimous verdict in less than a hour.

This matter was carefully and diligently prepared by Tony Meisels of this firm and the advocate was Toby Long of 15 New Bridge Street.

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Stunning Acquittal in Serious Crime Trial for Lewis Nedas Law and Fiona Grandy

Fiona acted for an individual who faced allegations of both possession of firearms and aggravated assault. The jury quickly acquitted our client.

His advocate was the excellent Martin Lewis of Counsel.

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