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JAN
09

Outstanding result for Lewis Nedas Law and its Commercial and Litigation Department in company director disqualification case

insider tradingLewis Nedas Law Director and Regulatory Specialist Ian Coupland and Associate Solicitor Adam Creasey have achieved an outstanding result on behalf of an individual who was the subject of Company Director Disqualification Proceedings brought by the Official Receiver on the direction of the Secretary of State.

The case concerned an international Collective Investment Scheme fraud with investor losses totalling approximately £5.5 million.  The disqualification proceedings resulted from the winding up the fraudulent company, following which the Official Receiver then sought to disqualify the individuals concerned in running the scheme for a  period of 12 years under the Company Director Disqualification Act 1996.   

Our client had been accused of acting as a Director and/or Shadow Director of the fraudulent company. The Official Receiver’s Solicitors argued that our client caused or allowed the fraudulent company to make misrepresentations to obtain and/or misappropriate funds in excess of £2 million from members of the public. The evidence in support was extensive and was contained in 6 boxes. The consequences for our client of losing would have been substantial because  not only would it have resulted in him not being able to carry on as a Director in his current business, but there would also have been a substantial costs order award against him, and also potential criminal proceedings with the real risk of a custodial sentence.    

Ian and Adam working with specialist regulatory barrister Jeremy Barnett, Head of Regulatory Law at St Paul’s Chambers, Leeds, successfully presented counter-arguments to the Official Receiver’s Solicitors in our client’s witness statement in reply. This involved a detailed analysis of the case and our client’s actions.  Our client’s witness statement exceeded 15,000 words and included multiple exhibits, and after considering our client’s evidence with their specialist  Counsel, the Official Receiver’s Solicitors accepted our client’s position.  We then successfully negotiated the discontinuance of the case against our client and the recovery of his costs.

   

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NOV
24

Another successful result for Lewis Nedas and Litigation and Commercial Solicitor Adam Creasey

landlord and tenantAdam Creasey fought for a commercial tenant who was facing an extortionate rent increase for a sought after property in West London.

The matter was eventually referred to an Adjudicator who determined that the existing rent was in fact too high and that consequently the landlord was not entitled to a rental increase or his costs.

    

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NOV
16

“They haven’t paid, and now I think they are hiding their assets” A practical guide to Freezing Orders (Part 1) by Ian Coupland, Head of Commercial and Litigation at Lewis Nedas Law.

gavel 2It is everyone’s concern: you are owed a large sum of money, and the person or company who owes you the money (the debtor) seems to be putting their money offshore or hiding it away. Maybe they are selling their house. What if they transfer their money with a mouse-click and disappear? How will you be paid then?

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NOV
09

Recent instructions and successes for Lewis Nedas and Litigation and Commercial Solicitor Adam Creasey

FraudinvestigationRecent Successes for Adam Creasey:

  • Successfully defending two professionals accused of harassment by a neighbour, who was legally represented, in injunction proceedings.  The judge eventually dismissed the Claim as “totally without merit";

  • Negotiating and settling a difficult dispute on behalf of a well-known music producer;

  • Successfully defending an employer in a whistleblowing and unfair dismissal claim made by an employee who was legally represented.  The matter was eventually settled for less than ¼ of the damages claimed.

Recent instructions for Adam:

  • Structuring and negotiating the appointment of a Senior Employee (Director) on behalf of a multi-million pound limited company;

  • Defending a claim and issuing a counterclaim for professional negligence against a solicitor;

  • Dealing with a collective enfranchisement matter involving a leaseback to the Council

 

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NOV
03

Recent instructions and successes for Lewis Nedas and Ian Coupland, Head of Commercial and Litigation Department

handshakeIan Coupland, Head of our Commercial and Litigation Department has recently been instructed and had successes in the following matters:

  • Advising a Solicitor requested to provide an “Explanation of Conduct” to the Solicitors Regulation Authority;

  • Advising a Company in relation to a material non disclosure in an Asset Purchase Agreement;

  • Advising a Company served with a Court Order freezing assets in excess of £1m;

  • Advising a Company in relation to HMRC decision to publicise non payment of Tax;

  • Advising the Director of an insolvent company where the Liquidator is seeking to recover in excess of £2m from him;

  • Instructed to act for a Landlord opposing a business lease renewal on redevelopment ground

  • Recovering property in excess of £2m in value from the Treasury Solicitor after the Dissolution a Company;


If you require assistance, please contact Lewis Nedas on 02073872032 or complete our online enquiry form here.

 

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