“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

“The team at ABV Solicitors garners praise for its 'excellent client care and expertise across a broad and diverse spectrum of criminal law disciplines'. It is adept at handling cases of terrorism, sexual assault (including historic abuse), immigration, human trafficking and immigration.”

Legal 500

"ABV Solicitors provide a first-class service, characterised by a quiet efficiency, tactical astuteness and a personal touch"

Legal 500

"ABV Solicitors frequently act for high net worth individuals in fraud cases, as well as high profile cases in several different areas of financial crime."

Legal 500

Coronavirus – COVID‑19 – ABV Solicitors message to our clients and fellow professionals in the CJS

ABV Solicitors remain open across the firm and its offices but we have amended our working practices in light of HM Government’s advice to support the efforts in halting the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. All our staff are set up to work remotely. All appointments will be conducted by video or telephone calls. Our lawyers will continue to represent clients at Courts and Police Stations remotely and will only attend in person where it is deemed safe to do so for all concerned. This position and our response to it remains under constant review.

Details of the Government response to COVID‑19 can be found here:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Government Response

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.

If you are looking for the following, contact our expert team for a discreet consultation.

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Exonerated: Iraq Fatality Investigation

Robert Borwick, Partner at ABV Solicitors and Tom Blackburn represented one of the soldiers exonerated in the Iraq Fatality Investigation following a ruling given by Baroness Hallett.The Iraq Fatality Investigation was headed up by Sir George Newman where a Major in the British Army and two soldiers were subject matters of this investigation.The inquiry was opened as a result of the death of Saeed Radhi Shabram Wawi-al-Bazooni, an Iraqi civilian who was alleged to have been drowned.Further information can be found in the following links:GOV.UKBBCTelegraphThe Sun   


Robert Borwick, Partner at ABV, successfully defends a Company Director facing a single allegation of rape.  In one of the few effective trials post lockdown, our client was unanimously acquitted by a the jury at Stafford Crown Court.  Jane Bickerstaff QC from 9 Bedford Row represented our client at trial.

No Further Action

Claire Anderson successfully achieves no further action for our client, a medical student, following submissions to the CPS, who was facing allegations of sexual assault.

Essex Lorry Deaths

Claire Anderson of ABV Solicitors instructed by Eamonn Harrison, charged in connection with the Vietnamese immigrant container death case. Further information: BBC News 

No Further Action – Fraud

No Further Action taken against our client facing a £140,000 benefit fraud allegation who was alleged to have assisted others in obtaining benefits. Successful outcome achieved by our Ashwinder Gill.

EncroChat Phones – Hacked

Deepak Vij, Partner at ABV Solicitors, discusses the events so far in an Article and with the Mail Online following raids carried out by the NCA and the Met Police.  

£250m Money Laundering: No Further Action

Akhtar Ahmad and Iram Iqbal successfully achieve no further action for our client facing a £250 million money laundering investigation.

Prosecution Avoided

Ashwinder Gill successfully avoids her client from being prosecuted for benefit fraud following representations.

Reduced Sentence: Money Laundering

Deepak Vij and Amirah Ajaz achieve a substantial reduction at sentence for our client who pleaded guilty to multi-million money laundering charges following negotiations at Kingston Crown Court. Counsel Felicia Davy from 18 Red Lion Court instructed.

Acquittal – Bribery

Deepak Vij and Taimoor Tarafdar achieve not guilty verdicts for our client who was alleged to have laundered circa £800,000, derived from bribe payments. Trial listed before Southwark Crown Court. Counsel, Michael Goodwin QC instructed.

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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