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Awards

The firm and its lawyers have won and been nominated for the following awards over the last three years:

Year      Award Provider      Type of Award      Status
2015   ACQ Global Awards   UK Criminal Defence Law Firm of the Year – Lewis Nedas Law   Won
2015   ACQ Global Awards   UK Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer of the Year – Jeffrey Lewis   Won
2015   Corporate INTL Legal Awards   Corporate Fraud Law Firm of the Year in England – Lewis Nedas Law   Won
2015   Finance Monthly Law Awards   Business Crime Law Firm of the Year UK – Lewis Nedas Law   Won
2015   Global Law Experts Annual Awards   Corporate Fraud Law Firm of the Year in England – Lewis Nedas Law   Nominated
2015   Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards   Fraud & Deceit Lawyer UK – Siobhain Egan   Won
2015   M&A Today Global Awards   Business Crime Law Firm of the Year UK – Lewis Nedas Law   Won
2015   M&A Today Global Awards   Commercial Fraud Lawyer of the Year UK – Jeffrey Lewis   Won
2014   ACQ Global Awards   UK Criminal Defence Law Firm of the Year – Lewis Nedas Law   Won
2014   ACQ Global Awards   UK Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer of the Year – Jeffrey Lewis   Won
2014   Finance Monthly Global Awards   Fraud and Deceit Law Firm of the Year UK – Lewis Nedas Law   Won
2014   Finance Monthly Global Awards   Serious Fraud Law Firm of the Year UK – Lewis Nedas Law   Nominated
2014   Finance Monthly Law Awards   Business Crime Law Firm of the Year UK – Lewis Nedas Law   Won
2014   Finance Monthly Law Awards   Serious Fraud Law Firm of the Year UK – Lewis Nedas Law   Nominated
2014   Global Law Experts Practice Awards   Corporate Fraud Law Firm of the Year in England – Lewis Nedas Law   Won
2014   Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards   Commercial Fraud Lawyer of the Year UK – Siobhain Egan   Won
2014   M&A Today Global Awards   Business Crime Law Firm of the Year UK – Lewis Nedas Law   Won
2014   M&A Today Global Awards   Commercial Fraud Lawyer of the Year UK – Lewis Nedas Law   Won
2014   Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine Annual Advisers of the Year   Commercial Fraud Law Firm of the Year UK – Lewis Nedas Law   Won
2013   Finance Monthly Law Awards   Business Crime Law Firm of the Year UK – Lewis Nedas Law   Won
2013   Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards   Corporate Fraud Law Firm of the Year UK – Lewis Nedas Law   Won

 

Legal Ranking Directories

The firm and its lawyers have been consistently highly ranked by leading law directories since 2008. The following sets out our rankings for the firm over the last three years:

Year     
Directory     
Editorial Section
2017   Chambers UK   Crime > London
2017   Chambers UK   Financial Crime > London
2016   The Legal 500 UK   Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general
2016   The Legal 500 UK Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime
2015   The Legal 500 UK   Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general
2015   The Legal 500 UK Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime
2015   The Legal 500 UK Crime, fraud and licensing > Corporate crime (including fraud, bribery and corruption)
2014   Chambers UK   Crime > London
2014   Chambers UK   Financial Crime > London
2014   The Legal 500 UK   Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general
2014   The Legal 500 UK   Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime
2014   The Legal 500 UK   Crime, fraud and licensing > Corporate crime (including fraud, bribery and corruption)
2013   Chambers UK   Crime > London
2013   Chambers UK   Fraud: Criminal > UK-wide
2013   The Legal 500 UK   Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general
2013   The Legal 500 UK   Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime
2013   The Legal 500 UK   Crime, fraud and licensing > Corporate crime (including fraud, bribery and corruption)
2012   Chambers UK   Crime > London
2012   Chambers UK   Fraud: Criminal > UK-wide
2012   The Legal 500 UK   Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime
2012   The Legal 500 UK   Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime

 

In 2015 Super Lawyers ranked 10 of our lawyers as leaders in the fields of fraud and crime:
Jeffrey Lewis, Siobhain Egan, Miles Herman, Keith Wood, Penny Muir, Laura Saunsbury, James Reilly, Rhys Mardon, Layna Thompson, Unan Choudhury.

In 2014 Super Lawyers ranked 9 of our lawyers as leaders in the fields of fraud and crime:
Jeffrey Lewis, Siobhain Egan, Miles Herman, Keith Wood, Penny Muir, Laura Saunsbury, James Reilly, Layna Thompson, Unan Choudhury.

In 2013 Super Lawyers ranked 8 of our lawyers as leaders in the fields of fraud and crime:
Jeffrey Lewis, Siobhain Egan, Miles Herman, Keith Wood, Penny Muir, Laura Saunsbury, Layna Thompson, Unan Choudhury.

Some of the comments made by the Legal Ranking Directories over recent years:

Lewis Nedas Law:

  • "They have a variety of very serious cases, which often attract publicity, and their preparation is of great quality whether the client is legally aided or privately funded." - Chambers UK: Crime (2014)
  • "They have a broad range of staff and are always willing to go the extra mile for the client." - Chambers UK: Crime (2014)
  • "They are extremely experienced and well regarded in the white-collar category." - Chambers UK: Financial Crime (2014)
  • "They are totally proactive and helpful beyond what is required." - Chambers UK: Financial Crime (2014)
  • “This ‘extremely well-regarded’ firm has a number of specialist departments and sits on the Very High Cost Case (VHCC) panel. Although its legal aid side remains busy, the team’s volume of privately funded cases has seen a substantial increase, especially in the white-collar field. Highlights include acting for more than 90 people affected by Operation Rize, against the Metropolitan Police.” – Chambers UK: Crime (2013)
  • “This London-based specialist fraud and serious crime firm is regularly instructed in high-profile, high-value fraud cases, notably including a £750 million property fraud and a £350 million Ponzi fraud. ‘The service was excellent – all who we dealt with were reliable and informative,’ said one impressed client. – Chambers UK: Fraud (2013)
  • “Lewis Nedas Law Limited represented a financial director of Kaupthing Bank who was alleged to owe the bank nearly €2 billion.” – The Legal 500 UK: Fraud (2013)
  • “Lewis Nedas Law Limited’s wide-ranging practice is ‘excellent’.” – The Legal 500 UK: Crime (2013)
  • “This London-based firm is instructed on some of the key mandates in the criminal fraud arena. It has recently been advising on a £750 million property fraud matter involving UK and Irish clearing banks, and it has also acted in relation to the FSA and City of London investigation and potential trial in an alleged Ponzi fraud case, valued at over £350 million.” – Chambers UK: Fraud (2012)
  • “This seven-partner high-street legal aid practice maintains a prominent position. Its areas of expertise span a range of fraud and serious criminal cases, being instructed in R v Taylor, a multinational drug importation prosecution.” – Chambers UK: Crime (2012)
  • “It is big enough to offer a full service, but not so big that the service is impersonal.” – Chambers UK: Crime (2012)
  • “Lewis Nedas … has strong links with the Turkish, Russian and Middle Eastern communities.” – The Legal 500 UK: Crime (2012)
  • “The team is representing [a] defendant in a large Ponzi fraud case, involving an alleged fraudulent scheme based in the Far East.” – The Legal 500 UK: Fraud (2012)

Jeffrey Lewis:

  • “The ‘vastly experienced’ Jeffrey Lewis leads the practice at Lewis Nedas Law Limited, which is instructed on a wide range of matters, including global investigations.” – The Legal 500 UK: Corporate Crime (2015)
  • “Jeffrey Lewis heads a ‘very solid practice’ at Lewis Nedas Law Limited.” – The Legal 500 UK: Fraud (White-Collar Crime) (2015)
  • “‘Always prepared to go the extra mile’, Lewis Nedas Law Limited continued to be instructed on a wide range of cases. Under the ‘sharp-minded’ Jeffrey Lewis, it saw a significant increase in its private client base.” – The Legal 500 UK: Crime (2015)
  • “Lewis Nedas … co-founder Jeffrey Lewis continues to be involved in ‘extremely good work’. His flourishing practice is focused on business and regulatory crime.” – Chambers UK: Crime (2014)
  • “Joint senior partner Jeffrey Lewis increasingly acts for high net worth individuals and specialises in serious crime and fraud as well as tax investigations, confiscations and asset restraint. He led the team on Operation Rize and is highly regarded by interviewees.” – Chambers UK: Crime (2013)
  • “Jeffrey Lewis [is] ‘always mindful of securing the best outcome for [his] clients’.” – The Legal 500 UK: Fraud (2013)
  • “Jeffrey Lewis is praised for the ‘sheer breadth of his experience’.” – The Legal 500 UK: Crime (2013)
  • “Jeffrey Lewis is ‘proactive’.” – The Legal 500 UK: Corporate Crime (2013)
  • “Senior name partner Jeffrey Lewis acted in R v Taylor and is ‘very experienced, patient, analytical and personable’.” – Chambers UK: Crime (2012)
  • “Jeffrey Lewis’ advice is ‘spot on’.” – The Legal 500 UK: Crime (2012)
  • “Jeffrey Lewis ‘combine[s] real intellectual rigour with a very compassionate approach to clients’.” – The Legal 500 UK: Fraud (2012)

Siobhain Egan:

  • The ‘persuasive’ Siobhain Egan … [is] recommended.  The Legal 500 UK: Corporate Crime (2015)
  • The ‘informed, proactive and reliable’ group includes the ‘persuasive’ and ‘personable’ Siobhain Egan.”  The Legal 500 UK: Fraud (White-Collar Crime) (2015)
  • “Impressive consultant Siobhain Egan earns praise for her responsiveness and supportive manner. She frequently acts in high-profile cases on behalf of clients in the financial services sector, and has recently developed a following amongst those hailing from countries in the CIS.” – Chambers UK: Fraud (2013)
  • “Siobhain Egan [is] ‘always mindful of securing the best outcome for [her] clients’.” – The Legal 500 UK: Fraud (2013)
  • “‘Steely determined’ Siobhain Egan is representing one of the defendants in a major case over the importation of substantial quantities of drugs spanning over ten jurisdictions.” – The Legal 500 UK: Crime (2013)
  • “Siobhain Egan at Lewis Nedas Law Limited is ‘precise’.” – The Legal 500 UK: Corporate Crime (2013)
  • “Key contact Siobhain Egan has recently advised clients on a £15 million after-the-event insurance fraud, and also on Operation Rize – the Metropolitan Police’s widely reported safety deposit box seizure.” – Chambers UK: Fraud (2012)
  • “The ‘always available and helpful’ Siobhain Egan acted for a clairvoyant who was accused of encouraging an individual to commit suicide during a tarot session.” – The Legal 500 UK: Crime (2012)
  • “Siobhain Egan … ‘combine[s] real intellectual rigour with a very compassionate approach to clients’.” – The Legal 500 UK: Fraud (2012)

Miles Herman:

  • “The ‘approachable and friendly’ Miles Herman is also recommended.” – The Legal 500 UK: Crime (2015)
  • “Higher rights advocate Miles Herman is a fraud and serious crime supervisor on the VHCC panel. He has successfully defended high-profile cases brought by the CPS organised crime division and HM Revenue & Customs.” – Chambers UK: Crime (2013)
  • “Miles Herman advises clients and appears in court as a solicitor advocate. His highlights include acting for Sukhbir Dhillon in a widely reported sexual assault trial. Sources agree that he is a good choice for ‘big criminal work’.” – Chambers UK: Crime (2012)

Keith Wood:

  • “The … ‘dedicated’ Keith Wood [is] recommended.” – The Legal 500 UK: Corporate Crime (2015)
  • “Peers ‘would not hesitate to recommend’ Keith Wood for his heavyweight work in fraud, money laundering, murder and other serious offences.” – Chambers UK: Crime (2013)
  • “Keith Wood ‘never gives up’.” – The Legal 500 UK: Crime (2013)
  • “Keith Wood wins plaudits for his work across a range of serious crime. Of late, he has handled an alleged importation of 30kg of heroin and a USA Ponzi fraud-related extradition request.” – Chambers UK: Crime (2012)
  • “Keith Wood ‘goes that extra mile for clients’.” – The Legal 500 UK: Crime (2012)

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