“Boutique firm with a strong reputation across general and financial crime. Experienced advisers on charges of tax fraud, credit fraud and money laundering. Also has a strong record of dealing with high-value mortgage fraud”

Chambers & Partners

“This really is a first-class outfit. The team is committed, hardworking and displays a genuine commitment to its clients”

Chambers & Partners

“ABV continues to build its financial crime team to provide a professional and impressive service. They are well able to adapt to the needs of their clients, many of whom are company directors or corporate clients. Their client care and case preparation are exceptional”

Chambers & Partners

About ABV Solicitors

“Defending your Rights Protecting your Interests”

Cited in the top Legal Directories (Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500) as a “Leading Firm” specialising in criminal law, ABV Solicitors are firmly established as one of the foremost criminal law firms in the country, instructed to represent clients both nationally and internationally.

A team of highly regarded and dedicated lawyers backed up by committed support staff, work hard to achieve the best possible outcome when defending clients against allegations investigated and prosecuted by the Police and other state agencies.

With strong links to leading Barristers, Queens Counsel and Forensic Experts in the field of Criminal Law, ABV Solicitors have an exceptional reputation for providing high quality representation covering the full spectrum of criminal offences, with expertise in robustly defending allegations of serious crime particularly complex fraud, sexual offences, regulatory law and cases which have a high-profile.

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Max Clifford Appeal

ABV Solicitors are representing Max Clifford and his family in an appeal against his convictions that begins today at the Court of Appeal.  The appeal is expected to last for two days. Counsel instructed are Sarah Forshaw QC and Orla Daly both of 5 KBW.

Murder Acquittal

Akhtar Ahmad and Sunita Mehta of ABV Solicitors secure acquittal for 21 year old accused of murder following a shooting at Tottenham Cemetery. Client found not guilty by a jury at the Old Bailey (Central Criminal Court) on 8th March 2019 following a 2 week trial. Stan Reiz of Two Bedford Row Chambers and Henry Blaxland QC of Garden Court Chambers instructed as Counsel.

Unexplained Wealth Order

Deepak Vij and Amirah Ajaz instructed to represent a prominent figure in a Political Party facing an Unexplained Wealth Order.

Client Acquittal

Claire Hewitt secures acquittal for our client in relation to historic allegations of Child Cruelty after a trial at Aylesbury Crown Court. Counsel instructed was William Hughes QC of Foundry Chambers.

Sexual Assault Acquittal

Claire Anderson secures an acquittal for a client facing an allegation of Sexual Assault. Our client was charged with a Sexual Assault where the only material witness was a child. This case required a very measured and tactical approach, and included the defence successfully persuading the Judge not to allow the Crown’s bad character application which related to a previous acquittal. Our client was relieved and delighted by the result saying ‘ words or deeds cannot express how grateful I am for the hard work you have put into my case’.

Confiscation Order

Amirah Ajaz of ABV Solicitors and Stan Reiz from 2 Bedford Row, successfully secure a confiscation order with a nil available amount for a client.

No Further Action

No further action to be taken against a MD for a successful business who was questioned regarding allegations of sexual assault, after taking into account robust written representations by Claire Anderson of ABV Solicitors. Naturally our client is relieved and delighted.



Serious Fraud &
Business Crime

Serious Crime

Serious &
General Crime

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Sexual Offences


Regulatory Law




Confiscation & Proceeds of Crime

Road Offences

Road Traffic Offences



Notable Cases

SFO Investigation

Bribery and corruption allegation against Unaoil and affiliated companies.


Operation Kadenza – Southwark Crown Court

UK's largest vishing & phishing cyber fraud circa £113 million.


Operation Cotton – Southwark Crown Court

Highly publicised multi-million pound land banking fraud.


Operation Aquamarine – Southwark Crown Court


Historic offshore £40 million mortgage fraud prior to the world banking crisis.


SFO Investigation

Allegations of bribery and misconduct against British American Tobacco (BAT UK).


Operation Stagecoach – Blackfriars Crown Court

Complex multi-million-pound Rare Earth investment fraud.


Environmental Agency Investigation

Allegations of illegally depositing high volumes of waste, fraud and money laundering in excess of £10 million.


Operation Pulex – Kingston Crown Court

British Airways baggage handlers allegedly involved in smuggling over 100kg of Class A and B drugs.


Operation Examine – Woolwich Crown Court

Alleged mass suicide bomb plot charged under s.5 Terrorism Act 2006.


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