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Numerous New Instructions this Week for LNL Lawyers

lawRhys Mardon, who has recently joined the firm, has taken instructions in the following financial crime matters:
• A multi-jurisdictional, £10million money laundering case at Southwark Crown Court;
• A £1million fraud and conspiracy to defraud NatWest Bank, being heard at the Old Bailey;
• The enforcement of a Confiscation Order, total benefit £1million.

Jeffrey Lewis has been instructed in a £10 million Revenue fraud matter.

Sean Reilly has been instructed in the following:
• A defendant accused of £10 million excise duty fraud;
• A high profile extradition case.

Keith Wood is instructed in the following matters:
• An Extradition involving large scale tax fraud;
• An individual charged with rare earth metals trading fraud;
• An individual accused for fraud of nearly £1 million while acting under a power of attorney;
• Advising a company who are a third party affected by multi-million confiscation proceedings.

Miles Herman is dealing with the following cases:
• A professional charged with serious sexual assault;
• An extradition appeal to heard by the Administrative Court in October concerning the validity of a warrant;
• A confiscation instruction in a boiler room fraud case;
• A multi-handed excise duty prosecution by HMRC of an alleged loss in excess of six figures.

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Extract of Cross Examination of Police Officer in Oxford Environmental Waste Prosecution

Please see excerpt from the Oxford Mail of cross examination by Peter Stage when defending one of Lewis Nedas Law's clients at Oxford Crown Court. Sean Reilly is the acting solicitor.

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Another Successful Week for Our Criminal Lawyers

On Tuesday 20 August at Wood Green Crown Court, the CPS offered no evidence against our client who had been charged with conspiracy to rob. The complainant alleged that our client, in company with a number of other persons, had taken him to a cashpoint where he was forced to withdraw money. Following further enquiries which indicated the unreliability of the complainant, the case was reviewed by the Crown and then dropped. The client was represented by Tony Meisels and Moly Pinkus of Farringdon Chambers.

Sean Reilly represented an individual who faced a serious allegation of assault. Sharp-eyed Sean spotted what the CPS had missed: that the victim had failed to provide a witness statement and the only prosecution witness confirmed the defence raised by our client in the police station interview upon arrest!


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Sentencing Success on Bankruptcy Criminal Prosecution

Gary Conway represented an individual who faced an allegation under section 357(3) of the Insolvency Act 1986, of dissipating funds pre-bankruptcy. This is an allegation that is rarely prosecuted and should invariably result in an immediate custodial sentence. Not this time, thanks to Gary’s diligent and immaculate preparation of our client’s case which ensured that a raft of detailed mitigation was put before the Court. The client received a community punishment order and avoided prison.

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Sentencing Success for Former Police Officer

Tony Meisels represented a retired police constable who admitted making, possessing and distributing indecent images of children.

A suspended sentence of imprisonment was imposed last Friday after the judge at Southwark Crown Court was presented with medical evidence and powerful character references which included letters from our client’s wife and step-daughter.

Counsel in this matter was Jeremy Lynn at Farringdon Chambers.

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