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Latest case results and new instructions for Lewis Nedas crime, fraud and tax investigation solicitors

  1. court representation defence londonJeffrey Lewis is advising a Company Director in the UK who is currently being investigated by the NCA for bribery and corruption allegations linked with the public sector in a caribbean country;

  2. Jeffrey is also advising two large long established buy to let (private sector) residential landlords, who are being separately investigated by various local authorities for multiple breaches of HMO licences. The local authorities concerned are also contemplating recovery proceedings under POCA 2002 (The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002). This is a relatively new approach by the local authorities to recover substantial sums (rent etc.) earned by those who have breached their HMO licences. The powers under POCA 2002 are both draconian and extensive, as they allow the prosecuting authority to go back 6 years before the commission of the offences and recover monies gained by the landlords of the property concerned. We are seeing more of these proceedings against private sector landlords, and have specialist lawyers that can assist you if you face these issues;

  3. Our new Oxford Office is booming:

    a) Sean Reilly represented an individual facing firearms and extreme pornography offices, who was acquitted after robust submissions were made by his defence Advocate, James Reilly. Sean and James are also instructed in a new murder prosecution to be heard at Oxford Crown Court;

    b) Richard Demczak successfully represented a client who faced trial at Oxford Crown Court, concerning allegations that he conspired to rob a cannabis factory. He was acquitted by the jury;

    c) Richard also represents the following clients:

    - An individual suspected of hacking into the computers of multiple Oxford Colleges; 
    - An 11 yr old child accused of raping another 8 yr old child;
    - Two separate cases of historic rape allegations;

  4. Unan Choudhury successfully represented a young man accused of various serious offences in relation to acid attacks and possession of a noxious substance. He was tried in absence and very unusually acquitted of all charges, despite his failure to appear at trial;

  5. Siobhain Egan successfully represented a hospital doctor who faced an investigation spanning many months into various allegations of fraud - the investigation was dropped by the investigating authority after detailed submissions were made by Siobhain upon her clients behalf;

    Siobhain also:

    - Advised the Director of a FX trading desk working for an international bank investigated for dishonesty, the matter was resolved by way of a civil remedy and criminal proceedings were avoided;
    - Advises a locum GP facing proceedings brought by HMRC into his use of a Personal Service Company and IR35;
    - Advises a hospital doctor facing a complaint concerning sexual offences;
    - Advises another young professional man facing an allegation of rape.



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Another stunning success for Lewis Nedas law client and Unan Choudhury

Jury Room 010Unan represented one of five defendants who faced a complex multi faceted trial involving allegations of kidnap, firearms, blackmail and GBH. Over 35,000 pages of evidence was served.

Our client was acquitted by a jury in just 30 mins. Unan, who is one of our partners and who runs our East London office instructed the excellent specialist barrister Mozammel Hossain of 187 Fleet St Chambers.

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Recent results for Lewis Nedas Law expert criminal defence lawyers

  1. gavelExcellent historic sexual allegation result for Lewis Nedas client and Tony Meisels; Tony represented an individual facing a long history of allegations of historic sexual assaults and rapes by family members, which were said to occur when all parties were either children or in their teens. Tony instructed the excellent Dee Connolly of Counsel. The client entered guilty pleas to two counts concerning one individual but denied the remaining allegations.

    As a result of detailed and difficult preparation for trial and Ms Connolly's superb advocacy, our client was acquitted of the numerous remaining allegations. He was sentenced by a highly experienced trial Judge and received a suspended sentence of imprisonment and a community sentence. The CPS then decided to Attorney General (AG) Reference the case, on the basis that they felt the the sentence was too low and inappropriate. Tony and Ms Connolly drafted a clear and comprehensive letter of objection to such a course, explaining the full circumstances and what had happened in court. This was enough to persuade the CPS to drop their proposed AG Reference.

    We have been successfully defending sexual allegations for many years, including the often more complex, difficult and sensitive historic sexual abuse allegations. We do so discreetly and in a low key manner, at reasonable rates and using the very best advocates and experts.

  2. Siobhain Egan successfully represented a political lobbyist investigated for dishonesty allegations; After making strong representations to the investigating authority, all matters were dropped;

  3. Another successful outcome for firearms specialist Laura Saunsbury; In February 2017 an ordeal lasting nearly a year finally came to an end for a firearm and shotgun certificate holder who was accused of threatening his neighbour with a machete. Our client was acquitted following a two day trial at Lewes Crown Court. The case was expertly prepared by our firearms and weapons law specialist Laura. At the trial our client was skilfully represented by barrister Zeena Begum of 4 Kings Bench Walk, as demonstrated by the fact it took the jury only 18 minutes to reach a unanimous not guilty verdict. In expressing his appreciation our client had this to say about the way we handled his case: “I truly believe without Laura and Zeena I would have lost my case. So happy and relieved they got justice for me”.


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Recent results for Lewis Nedas Law specialist criminal defence lawyers

  1. court representation defence londonJeffrey Lewis represented;
    i) A businessman accused of leaving the scene of an accident. Jeffrey advised him during lengthy police station interviews and was able to successfully persuade police that there was simply no case for his client to answer, and the investigation was dropped.

    ii) Jeffrey also successfully represented a businesswoman accused of being intoxicated whilst in charge of a motor vehicle, which she adamantly denied. After a Magistrates Court trial she was acquitted of the charge, much to her delight.

  2. Siobhain Egan represented a leading University Professor accused of an altercation with a Public Servant. After lengthy and detailed written representations the court proceedings were discontinued.
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More acquittals for Lewis Nedas Law criminal and fraud specialist lawyers

  1. super lawyer comicRape acquittal – At Woolwich Crown Court our client WT was acquitted by the jury after little more than 1 hour of deliberation. The complainant, a relative of WT, alleged that he had raped her at his flat after a family BBQ. Her complaint though was undermined by evidence gathered by the defence which included statements and photographs which showed that she continued to fraternise and socialise with WT in the weeks after the alleged rape. This case was diligently and thoroughly prepared by Tony Meisels of this firm and the advocate was Tara McCarthy of Thomas More Chambers;

  2. Acquittal at the Central Criminal Court for our client facing a kidnapping trial. Miles Herman represented a young man of good character, who along with other co-defendants was accused of kidnapping a schoolboy (whom they had alleged was involved in a bank fraud and stolen credit cards). Monies from this fraud were in turn stolen by the alleged victim’s Father. The CPS alleged that the victim was kidnapped in return for the repayment of those stolen funds. Our client who was of good character, and a university student was adamant that he was not involved in the allegation from the outset. As a result of Miles's diligent and thorough preparation, and an incisive half time submission made by our very own excellent Danny Barnard (barrister) that there wasn't a case for our client to answer, he was discharged from the trial. The client was absolutely delighted;

  3. Siobhain Egan represented a senior executive in the Insurance industry who was investigated for fraud. As a result of thorough investigation and strong representations, the investigation was dropped. The client worked in a FCA regulated sector and company and would have lost his job immediately had he been prosecuted.


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