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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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New instructions for Lewis Nedas Serious Crime, fraud and specialist POCA defence lawyers

  1. bank fraudKeith Wood has been instructed to act for a man accused of cyber hacking and ransom ware activities against some of the leading UK banks; the client was recently extradited from Germany and the case has attracted nationwide publicity;

  2. Jeffrey Lewis has been instructed to defend a company subject to a FCA investigation into market abuse, he will be assisted by Siobhain Egan.

    We have been successfully defending FCA investigations (Regulatory and criminal proceedings) since the FSA was set up in 2001. We adopt a multi disciplinary approach to these cases, drawing upon our criminal/White Collar crime/Regulatory defence expertise which has proved to be a very successful formula for our clients. We note that the FCA intend to intensify their Regulatory and criminal investigations this year, so it will be imperative for any finance professional or FCA regulated company to seek the best advice, quickly.

  3. Siobhain Egan has been instructed to defend an individual facing a banking fraud, and a City Trader facing a criminal fraud investigation. 

  4. Keith Wood, who is one of the leading POCA defence specialist solicitors in the country, has also been instructed in a highly complex set of confiscation proceedings. Keith has been remarkably successful in this field.


If you are facing a FCA, NCA, Cybercrime, POCA or serious fraud investigation, contact us on 02073872032 or use our online enquiry facility at

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New instructions and successes for Lewis Nedas Law Serious Crime specialist defence lawyer and barrister Danny Barnard

  1. confiscationExcellent result on major POCA (asset confiscation) trial; Danny persuaded the CPS, who were seeking a sum of £1.2 million (including 'hidden assets'), to accept a much reduced sum;

  2. Danny is instructed on a large multi defendant class A drugs supply conspiracy at Snaresbrook Crown Court.



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New Instructions for Lewis Nedas Specialist Fraud Lawyers

FraudinvestigationJeffrey Lewis has been instructed in a multi defendant HMRC Tax and VAT investigation. 

Sean Reilly
defends an individual accused of fraud and POCA offences; following an allegation that as executor of a will he defrauded the beneficiaries of £1.2 million.


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Yet another Hidden Asset Result for Confiscation Team

Lewis Nedas Law Partner and Confiscation expert Keith Wood achieves yet another outstanding result for their client.

LN Law were instructed by their client in the summer of 2010 when the client became dissatisfied with the team that had been in place when he had entered a guilty plea to number of offences of VAT fraud.

The initial team had advised the client to settle the case on the basis that he had access to assets valued over £650,000. Our client, however, was adamant that that did not reflect his position and so sought to contest the stance adopted by the Prosecution. Before LN were consulted, the Prosecution then changed completely their starting point and were now intent on arguing that the client had hidden assets and wanted the Court to order that the entire amount generated under the scheme was to be paid back, which by now had risen to in excess of £22million.

The landscape had shifted massively. By adopting this position, if the Judge were to determine that the client had access to or controlled any asset over what he had declared, then the whole amount of £22million was payable and, if not paid, a default term of up to 10 years would be added to the sentence currently being served. The stakes at play could not have been higher.

The team had an enormous task, as much of the expenditure had been undertaken in cash, meaning that with little or nothing in the way of a paper trail, proving this was going to be tough.

Lewis Nedas assembled a formidable team: Jason Sugarman from 9-12 Bell Yard, noted for his skill in complex fraud and confiscation, and Philip De Nahlik from Begbies Traynor to analyse and report upon the available financial data.

The team worked amazingly well and each brought something fresh to the table. Over time and with much investigative work, we were ready for the hearing.

The evidence was called, and our client and expert Philip De Nahlik gave evidence to the Court about the expenditure.

Having heard five days of evidence, and with the benefit of Jason Sugarman’s careful submissions, the Judge finally ruled on the last working day before Christmas that we had persuaded the Court that there were no hidden assets and that we had accounted for the expenditure.

A great and well deserved result.

The importance of this case shows that by utilizing the right people and the right team you can successfully defend confiscation proceedings. All too often defendants are advised by their teams to accept ‘deals’ that they really ought not to. If you are ever in this situation then call our POCA team for their expert representation.

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