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FEB
15

Recent results for our criminal and fraud defence lawyers

  1. lawTony Meisels secured a community penalty for a client who pleaded guilty to 31 counts of indecent images;

  2. Siobhain Egan represented two bankers and a property consultant investigated for fraud, the matter was dropped by the authorities after she made strong representations concerning the quality and continuity of the evidence.

   

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JAN
13

New instructions for Lewis Nedas Law criminal, fraud and asset restraint lawyers

  1. cuffsUnan Choudhury has been instructed to represent an individual accused of murder, James Reilly is to be the junior advocate;
  2. Siobhain Egan is instructed by three individuals facing restraint of a substantial amount of money and City of London investigation into a suspected boiler room fraud;
  3. Unan has also been instructed by a vulnerable defendant facing numerous historic abuse allegations concerning 5 family members. The allegations originate in the 1970's.
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DEC
01

New instructions for Lewis Nedas Law crime, fraud and inquest lawyers

  1. HMRC SIGNJeffrey Lewis has been instructed by the family of a Russian businessman to represent their interests at his inquest;

  2. Siobhain Egan represents an academic facing investigation by HMRC for fraud and money laundering;

  3. Sean Reilly has been instructed in the following matters:
    a) a mortgage fraud conspiracy with 6 defendants;
    b) importation of 90kgs of class A drugs;
    c) conspiracy to supply class A drugs and money laundering charges;

  4. Unan Choudhury acts for a restaurateur facing a £500,000 VAT investigation by HMRC. 
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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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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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