Jeffrey is the remaining founding Director of the practice, which he established over 34 years ago with Stephanie Nedas.
He trained in a well known City law practice and after a period working for an excellent West End firm of solicitors, decided to set up his own firm with Stephanie. Before that he had spent a number of years working in the City as an investment analyst, working with some of the leading trading houses at the time. He wanted to have a firm that embodied the high standards and commercial acumen of any typical City firm , but outside the City (and the consequent overheads) offering legal services at competitive and reasonable priced levels.
He is one of the few senior lawyers who can move easily between civil, criminal and regulatory jurisdictions with ease. A 'master tactician', he combines his undoubted legal skills with years of successfully running a well established and highly respected legal practice. He has developed both a national and international client base, and has successfully acted in numerous high profile cases over the years, spanning each aspect of his practice. His previous City experience has attracted clients such as finance professionals, Company Directors, GC's and figures from the commercial, property, entertainment and Sporting worlds.
Jeffrey combines warmth, reassurance, a dry wit and charm with a rapier sharp intellect, unwavering commitment and a steely determination to achieve the very best outcome for his clients. These qualities have been recognized by his peer group and by the Legal 500 and Chambers UK who consistently rank him highly in their annual legal Directory, and have done so for many years;
"Firm founder Jeffrey Lewis ‘has many years of expertise at the top of the market’ and a ‘superb instinct for fighting injustice’. Notable recent work for the firm has included representing the principal defendant in the high-profile case concerning the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a lorry trailer in Essex."
Jeffrey Lewis has been cited as a notable lawyer by The Legal 500 2022 Edition. Click here to see Jeffrey's Legal 500 profile in full.
'Jeffrey Lewis has unparalleled experience in criminal defence' The Legal 500: 2021
'Jeffrey Lewis is a brilliant lawyer. His attention to detail is second to none. Great communication skills. He is the glue of the practice. very intelligent with a shrewd tactical awareness. if he feels that there has been an injustice he will not let go until it is righted.' The Legal 500: 2021
'Jeffrey Lewis is highly intelligent; up to date and results driven. He has the details of the case at his finger tips.'
The Legal 500: 2020
'Jeffrey Lewis is regularly instructed in serious fraud cases both here and abroad. His vast experience and depth of knowledge make him stand out from other fraud lawyers as being the one to go to. He is approachable and very pleasant. He is heads above other major competitors as he is extremely analytical and able in giving advice both legally and practically. He is willing to go the extra mile for his clients.' The Legal 500: 2020
Practice head Jeffrey Lewis is 'a fantastic tactical litigator', 'an inspirational lawyer' and 'highly intelligent and results-driven’ The Legal 500: Crime: general (2019)
Lewis Nedas Law Limited is an 'excellent firm which acts proactively for clients' and 'has a good reputation in both general and fraud-based crime, particularly in high page-count cases'. Jeffrey Lewis specialises in fraud and serious crime matters' The Legal 500: Crime: general (2017)
Lewis Nedas Law Limited is 'in the top category of solicitors who provide a personal and diligent service to both public and privately funded clients'. Jeffrey Lewis [advises on] VAT and tax investigations, money laundering and regulatory and disciplinary issues' The Legal 500: Fraud: White Collar Crime (2017)
"hugely experienced, creative and tenacious" :Chambers and Partners UK: Crime, Fraud, White Collar Crime (2017)
Boutique criminal firm Lewis Nedas Law Limited, has ‘a structure and stability that is envied by many’. Jeffrey Lewis [leads] the ‘noteworthy’ financial crime group" The Legal 500: Fraud: White-collar crime (2016)
The ‘very experienced and knowledgeable’ Jeffrey Lewis leads the team at Lewis Nedas Law Limited, which is acting in connection with Libor and forex, and is also acting in a major carbon credit fraud prosecution." The Legal 500 (2015)
At Lewis Nedas Law Limited, Jeffrey Lewis [has] ‘tremendous breadth of experience’. The Legal 500 (2015)
“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)
The criminal team at Lewis Nedas Law limited is led by the ‘first-class’ Jeffrey Lewis’. –The Legal 500 (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)
“Jeffrey Lewis has 'a great grasp of the tactics necessary to win a case'.” – The Legal 500: Crime (2011)
“Jeffrey Lewis … [is] 'top drawer'.” – The Legal 500: Fraud (2011)
He is regularly asked by the media to appear on television and radio to give expert commentary on a wide range of legal issues.
"Jeffrey Lewis is regularly instructed in serious fraud cases both here and abroad. His vast experience and depth of knowledge make him stand out from other fraud lawyers as being the one to go to. He is approachable and very pleasant. He is heads above other major competitors as he is extremely analytical and able in giving advice both legally and practically. He is willing to go the extra mile for his clients."
The Legal 500: 2020
"Jeffrey Lewis is highly intelligent; up to date and results driven. He has the details of the case at his finger tips."
The Legal 500:2020
Jeffrey Lewis is approachable and very pleasant and extremely analytical.
Jeffrey Lewis is an inspirational lawyer.
"I just wanted [you] to know how much I appreciate your good counsel and help over the past 2 years. The words are really not enough but thank you again."
“Lewis Nedas advised me in a serious case of insider dealing. The lead solicitor dealing with my case was Jeffrey Lewis, who impressed me with his quick grasp of the very complex circumstances. His in-depth knowledge of how the City really works and his long experience of serious financial crime gave me great confidence. But it was also his friendly and supportive attitude, and readiness to take calls (or return them promptly if he was in court) which was very reassuring. I was delighted with the positive result of the case, and the speed and efficiency with which it was handled.”
"Lewis Nedas Law Limited is ‘an excellent firm which acts proactively for clients’ and ‘has a good reputation in both general and fraud-based crime, particularly in high page-count cases’. Key individuals include: Miles Herman, who ‘has excellent judgement and goes to great lengths for his clients’; Siobhain Egan, who is ‘a committed legal professional with a no-nonsense attitude’; and Jeffrey Lewis, who specialises in fraud and serious crime matters."
The Legal 500: 2019
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“I was put in touch with Lewis Nedas Law through a mutual friend and I was not disappointed. The team were nothing but straight forward, honest and realistic about the nature of my case and the expected outcome from the minute I got in contact and were willing to take over from the previous company at very short notice. With their unrivalled experience and expertise in their profession the outcome was even better than expected and I couldn’t recommend them enough.”