“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

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.

ABV – The Times Best Law Firms 2022

ABV Solicitors are proud to be recognised again by The Times in their Annual Guide to the top 200 UK Law Firms, as best for Financial Crime, Fraud & Regulatory.The link to The Times Annual Guide can be found here.

Acquittal

After a 7 day fight, Rasna Loi achieves an acquittal for our client facing a serious wounding with intent allegation, who was also subject to an IPP. Stephan Alfred of Counsel instructed.

Case Dropped – Bribery and Corruption

Deepak Vij, Amirah Ajaz and Rohit Sharma, successfully manage to persuade the SFO, following representations, not to bring charges against our client, who was part of the Amec Foster Wheeler bribery and corruption investigation. Mark Heywood QC from 5KBW and Alastair Smith from 2 Bedford Row of Counsel instructed.

Acquittal – Terrorist Profiling

Mel Kelemework achieves an acquittal for our client, a highly respected figure in both the public and private sector, alleged to racially abuse individuals through terrorism profiling. This was a high stakes case in which any conviction would have impacted upon our client's career and led to an enhanced security status. Colin Witcher of Counsel was instructed.

Successful Sentence Reduction

Our Zaki Hashmi successfully persuades the Court of Appeal to reduce our client's sentence by eight months in relation to a serious robbery offence.

Acquittal

Our Claire Anderson successfully persuades the CPS to drop charges of a serious assault allegation against our professional client. Convictions would have seriously impacted his career. Our client is delighted and extremely relieved.

Case Dismissed: CPS Reps

Claire Anderson successfully persuades the CPS to drop a charge against our client, relating to serious knife crime.Our client was a vulnerable adult with mental health issues and Claire prepared extensive representations supported by medical evidence, which were eventually accepted by the Crown.Needless to say, her client and his family are both delighted and relieved.

Cash Seized Returned

Robert Borwick secures the return of almost £150,000 of our clients money that was seized by the NCA.  As a result of  proactive engagement and written submissions to the NCA, the money that was seized and detained last year was returned in full. At an earlier stage, Robert Borwick also represented an individual arrested on suspicion of money laundering in relation to the same seized cash.  No further action was taken in those criminal proceedings.

ABV Success: UK-US Extradition

Deepak Vij, Director and Amirah Ajaz, Partner of ABV solicitors successfully defend and prevent their client Jabir Siddiq, referred to in court as Jabir Motiwala, from being extradited to the U.S on charges of Narcotics Importation, Extortion and Money Laundering. Read more here

Not Guilty

Rishi Verma secures a verdict of Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity in a complex expert evidence case where our client faced charges of attempted abduction of a 4-year old girl. Ben Brown from Carmelite was instructed as Counsel.

Notable Cases

SFO: UNAOIL & AFW

Worldwide bribery & corruption investigation, value circa $1 billion.

 

EXTRADITION: USA

Successful defence in the case of USA v Jabir Motiwala, making legal history.

 

SFO: PATISSERIE VALERIE

Allegations of fraud, revealing an accounting irregularity of £94 million.

 

Public enquiry: Iraq

Iraq Fatality Public Enquiry, headed by Sir George Newman, post death of Iraqi civilian in the war.

SFO: LONDON CAPITAL

Highly publicised investment fraud involving London Capital & Finance. Over 11,000 investors lost £237 million.

OPERATION SUFFUSE

Sophisticated terrorism case, alleging Pro-Islamic State ideology following a covert operation.

SFO: BAT

Allegations of bribery & misconduct against British American Tobacco.

 

OPERATION EXACT

Premier League footballer & others, facing serious sexual offences, multiple victims.

 

Operation melrose

Highly publicised people smuggling "Essex Lorry Deaths" of 30 Vietnamese nationals.

 

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