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DEC
21

New instructions for Lewis Nedas specialist criminal, fraud and tax defence solicitors

  1. FraudinvestigationMiles Herman represents an individual facing investigation by the NCA of trafficking 90kgs of high purity cocaine through the horse racing industry;

  2. Unan Choudhury represents two individuals of 10 men arrested by SO15 Counter Terrorism Command; facing investigation concerning the transportation of a large amount of money to Pakistan;

  3. Additionally, Unan represents an individual facing a whole series of historic sex abuse allegations which originated in the 1970's;

  4. Siobhain Egan advises a major property investor, now domiciled in the UK, facing investigation by HMRC for tax evasion fraud and money laundering offences;

  5. Jeffrey Lewis advises a company facing a major VAT investigation concerning exports to China.

 

 

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DEC
09

HMRC money laundering investigation success for Siobhain Egan and Lewis Nedas Law

HMRC logoSiobhain was instructed by clients who had a substantial amount of money (£800,000) in an account transferred from abroad. Their bank obviously made a SAR (Suspicious Activity Report) and HMRC began an investigation. The monies were simultaneously transferred out of our client's account. 

HMRC wanted to interview our client under caution the next day. We explained that because the onus/burden of proof transfers to our client (as money laundering dictates), we would have to make extensive enquiries abroad in order to be able to prove the paper trail of the monies and the legitimate origin of those monies; this would take some time. HMRC agreed to postpone the interview for a further 7 days.

Both the client and Siobhain worked hard to analyse and collate all of the necessary documentation, much of which was in sworn affidavit form from another jurisdiction and another language.

Siobhain attended the interview with her client, who co-operated in full with HMRC. All of the documents were explained in detail, HMRC then stated that the monies were due to be restrained the following week in the local Crown Court. Siobhain firmly impressed upon HMRC that if they had read the documents provided, there should be no need to institute restraint proceeedings, which would put the client to even more expense and cause additional delay.

HMRC responded the following morning and said that after having analysed the information provided, they would return the monies forthwith and close their investigation.

Assertive and efficient defence work and preparation is the key to dealing with HMRC money laundering and cash seizure investigations.

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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
15

New instructions for Lewis Nedas Law specialist criminal and fraud defence solicitors

  1. cuffsLeila Abdul-Rasool has been instructed in an insurance fraud (and related money laundering matters) to the value of £500,000;

  2. Siobhain Egan has been instructed in the following matters:

    a) two more individuals seeking to overturn their convictions sustained as a result of sting entrapments by the 'Fake Sheikh' Mazer Mahmood;
    b) a professional man facing allegations of pharmaceutical fraud;
    c) a finance professional accused of fraud;
    d) two senior finance professionals acting as NED's, facing investigation by HMRC and the FCA re regulatory and professional disciplinary issues.

  3. Miles Herman is acting for:

    a) a client facing investigation into money laundering to the value of £1.5million (cross border transactions);
    b) a senior finance professional accused of illegal pornography offences.

  4. Jeffrey Lewis instructed again by a client in another complex tax evasion allegation.

 

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OCT
19

Recent cases for Lewis Nedas Criminal, Fraud, Libel and Extradition Lawyers

  1. handshakeTony Meisels successfully represented an individual who was tried on indictment and faced charges of historic sexual abuse; the alleged victim was his teenage daughter. The client was acquitted of all charges; the advocate was the excellent Soraya Lawrence of Farringdon Chambers;

  2. Jeffrey Lewis and Siobhain Egan are instructed in a high profile Libel action, which has arisen from criminal proceedings.
    Additionally they have advised another high profile individual facing a national press investigation;

  3. Sean and James Reilly are instructed in the following cases and represent:
    a) A client facing trial concerning HMRC fraud and possible breaches of the Official Secrets Act;
    b) An individual on trial for a £4million mobile phone fraud;
    c) A client facing allegations of widespread underage sexual offences;
    d) Extradition proceedings involving the Government of Romania, during which the Romanian Justice Minister admitted that she had misled the U.K authorities: the proceedings are ongoing.

  4. Siobhain Egan successfully represented a professional man, who holds a senior position in a very sensitive profession and faced an allegation that he had assaulted his wife. The CPS were aware that his wife, who had been under the influence of alcohol when she called the police, had withdrawn her allegation within hours of the original 999 call.
    Siobhain wrote to the CPS asking that they reconsider the decision to prosecute, stating that the couple wanted to reconcile (our clients bail conditions excluded him from the family home) and that if the case proceeded, the client would automatically lose his job and therefore his ability to support their children.The CPS refused and continued with the prosecution.
    Siobhain instructed the excellent David Nathan QC, who persuaded the very experienced Judge after arguing Abuse of Process, that it would be impossible for our client to have a fair trial and that the alleged victim had made it plain that the incident had never happened and that she would give evidence for her husband. By agreeing to do so she risked prosecution for wasting police time or perverting the course of justice.
    The Judge stopped the prosecution, acquitted our client and made an order for defence costs;

  5. Siobhain Egan also represented a businessman who was tried in the Crown Court for allegations of sexual assault, and whose case was reported widely in the National press. Again David Nathan QC represented this defendant who was acquitted of all charges.The Judge made an order for defence costs;

  6. Siobhain has also been instructed by a financier facing allegations of dishonesty;

  7. Unan Choudhury has been instructed to represent a businessman facing allegations of historic sexual abuse, going back 30 years;

  8. Fiona Grandy has been instructed to represent a young man, who along with a number of co-defendants faces an allegation of murder;

  9. Keith Wood advises a client who though acquitted of serious criminal proceedings, remains the subject of a Sunday Times investigation.
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