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APR
17

New instructions for Lewis Nedas Law leading criminal and serious fraud defence solicitors

  1. frauda) Jeffrey Lewis is advising a Care Home Company facing criminal proceedings regarding neglect of patients;

    b) Jeffrey is also advising and representing an established businessman facing money laundering criminal proceedings; Keith Wood will assist him on this case.

  2. Sean and James Reilly represent an individual who is possibly the last remaining defendant to face allegations of involvement in the Hatton Garden heist. These proceedings have attracted Nationwide Publicity and will be robustly defended.

  3. Keith Wood has been instructed in three separate money laundering (criminal proceedings), a substantial fraud matter and defends High Court Contempt (criminal proceedings) in relation to a website.

  4. Siobhain Egan has been instructed to defend in an international art fraud investigation.

  

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DEC
22

More successful results for Lewis Nedas Criminal and Fraud defence lawyers

  1. super lawyer comicRichard Demczak successfully secured the acquittal of an individual who faced two charges of rape on indictment. The case was tried at Oxford Crown Court, and the superb John Carmichael, barrister, was the instructed advocate;

  2. Siobhain Egan has recently and successfully represented the following clients:

(a) An accountant whose trial for money laundering and POCA offence resulted in a Judge directed acquittal after successful legal submissions were made upon his behalf;

(b) A research scientist and management accountant (separate cases) both investigated for systematic fraud, one case was dropped completely and the other avoided a criminal prosecution as a result of strong legal submissions, put forward by Siobhain, together with a civil remedy;

(c) Another accountant who pleaded guilty to a  rarely used Charity Commission offence concerning the reckless preparation of charity accounts, he received a short custodial sentence which was suspended for 18 months. His advocate was the excellent Rishi Nathwani, barrister.

    

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JUL
14

Siobhain Egan quoted in specialist Financial Compliance publication on the NCA's latest report on Money Laundering

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FEB
14

New instructions for Lewis Nedas specialist criminal and fraud lawyers

  1. suit in handcuffsJeffrey Lewis has been instructed in the following cases:
    a) HMRC investigation into the liquidation of a large public company;
    b) First-tier Revenue Appeal Tribunal;
    c) A company seeking civil fraud remedy against an employee who defrauded many millions.

  2. Sean Reilly acts for an individual who is the subject of a murder investigation;

  3. Siobhain Egan is instructed in the following matters:
    a) An accountant accused of fraud and another charged with a charity fraud;
    b) An eminent academic accused of an altercation with a public service employee;
    c) Siobhain currently advises upon a multi-jurisdictional corporate investigation into allegations of money laundering.

  

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JAN
13

Various successful results for Lewis Nedas Law criminal and fraud lawyers

  1. super lawyer comicMurder acquittal for Fiona Grandy's client; Fiona represented a young man who along with a number of other defendants, faced trial at the Central Criminal Court following the murder of a man (believed to be a case of mistaken identity) killed by machine gun fire in North West London. He was adamant that he had not been involved and was not guilty.

    A very difficult and complex trial followed, which focused upon the activities of various gangs in the area and their mobile phone usage (over 30,000 pages of telephone raw data and cell site evidence were served). As a result of diligent and careful preparation by Fiona and the excellent Sam Trefgarne of Counsel, and strong legal argument advanced by Mark Fenhalls QC, the trial Judge decided that there was no case to answer and directed the Jury to acquit. Our client and his family were delighted.

  2. Inquest success for Jeffrey Lewis; Jeffrey represents the family of a well-known Russian businessman who was found dead in his London hotel room in 2016. The authorities were convinced at an early stage that the case was one of suicide; however the Deceased's family were convinced that their relative was murdered, by business rivals. 

    As a result of dogged and determined investigative work, with the assistance of Iain Daniels of Counsel, the Coroner agreed that matters had to be fully investigated before any determination could be made.

  3. IPCC investigation success for former Chief Supt. of Metropolitan police and Siobhain Egan's client; Siobhain represented a very senior and experienced former Senior Met police officer, who was the subject of a full IPCC investigation which took several years. The client faced allegations of Misconduct in Public Office and Data Protection Act offences, concerning the alleged passing of sensitive information to the BBC.

    After a very thorough and professional investigation, the IPCC concluded that there was insufficient evidence to proceed. Needless to say that our client was very relieved.

  4. Various successes for Miles Herman's clients';

    (i.) Blackmail; 
    Miles Herman represented a Defendant charged with a number of others for offences of Blackmail and False Imprisonment at the Central Criminal Court. The case was investigated by the Modern Slavery and Kidnap Unit, SCO7 and the defendant who was superbly represented throughout by Danny Barnard, a barrister from this firm, was acquitted following an application made to the court that there was no case to answer. This was the only Defendant to succeed in making such a submission.

    The Defendant, a student of good character who faced a significant custodial sentence was understandably delighted by the outcome. If you face serious allegations of criminal conduct, please contact Miles for expert advice and assistance.

    (ii.) Money laundering; Miles represented a Defendant charged with an offence of Possessing the Proceeds of Criminal Property.  The allegation was that the Defendant assisted another in transporting monies from the UK to Eastern Europe. He was arrested following a surveillance operation undertaken by members of the Money Laundering Investigation Team. The Defendant who stood trial was acquitted in fifteen minutes by a jury at the Snaresbrook Crown Court following excellent submissions and representation by Miles Herman from this firm and Mustapha Hakme of Counsel. The jury readily accepted this Defendant had no suspicion or knowledge that the monies he was seen in possession of represented the Proceeds of Crime.  The Defendant who faced a custodial sentence, if convicted, was delighted by the outcome and has now returned to his family in Eastern Europe. If you face Money Laundering allegations and/or charges and require any advice relating to matters concerning financial crime, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    (iii.) Sexual offences; Miles represented an individual charged with offences of arranging an offence of Sexual Activity with a Child and offences of Possessing Indecent Images. The matter was investigated by SC and O17 Paedophile Unit of the Metropolitan Police and RASSO Unit of the Crown Prosecution Service. The Defendant’s arrest followed an undercover operation undertaken by many officers. This was a highly complex and difficult case and the Defendant was superbly represented by Miles and the outstanding Sara Whitehouse QC throughout. The Defendant secured bail, following representations by this firm. The Defendant further through the process of detailed analysis and consideration of the case papers was able to present a helpful Basis of Plea document which accompanied with medical reports where instrumental in the court finding, following a contested Newton Hearing that there were good reasons why a custodial sentence should not be imposed. The Defendant could quite easily have received a custodial sentence of four years and upwards and was understandably relieved to have avoided any prison sentence in the circumstances.

    This was a highly sensitive case and as a result of astute and tactical decisions made by Miles and Counsel throughout the Defendant obtained the desired result. If you face allegations relating to sexual offences then at Lewis Nedas Law we are able to provide first rate and comprehensive service.

 

 

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