Posts by Henry East

Not Guilty: Sexual Assault

Claire Anderson secures the acquittal of  a young student charged with Sexual Assault. Both he and his family are hugely relieved that he has been vindicated, after an agonising 18 month wait for this matter to come to trial. Heather Stangoe from 23 Essex Street instructed as Counsel.

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Pandora Jewellery: Success

Rohit Sharma successfully makes pre-charge representations to private investigators employed by Pandora jewellery, avoiding our client from being charged. It was alleged that the our client and another were selling counterfeit items which breached trademark regulations and caused significant losses to the Pandora brand.

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Not Guilty

Akhtar Ahmad and Alice Brackenbury achieve a not guilty verdict for two of our privately funded clients facing serious assault charges. Neil Griffin and Stephan Alfred from Foundry Chambers instructed as counsel.

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Not Guilty: Conspiracy

Deepak Vij and Rohit Sharma persuade the Crown to offer no evidence for our client facing serious conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and money laundering charges, indicted as part of Operation Challenger. Will England of Mountford Chambers instructed as Counsel. Our client was the only Defendant out of 7 to be acquitted of all…

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Acquittal: Duty Evasion

Deepak Vij and Rohit Sharma, achieve a not guilty verdict for our client, a Defendant in Operation Curtain (incorporating Operation Beetle and Operation Buttery), a HMRC investigation into smuggling and distribution of non-UK duty paid cigarettes. More than 3 million illicit cigarettes were seized. Trial 1 contained ten defendants, and our client was one of…

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Acquittal: Modern Slavery

Our Mel Kelemework has successfully obtained an acquittal for our client charged with county lines conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. We ran a defence under s45 of the Modern Slavery Act, submitting that our client was a victim of exploitation and by calling expert evidence. Unanimous not guilty verdicts for our client after only…

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A new chapter in Crypto – “NFT fraud”

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Article by Deepak Vij, Director and Head of the Fraud and Financial Crime department at ABV Solicitors.   Deepak Vij has been formally instructed by several suspects recently arrested by HMRC for their part in a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) fraud. They have all been released under investigation. The NFT market is a colossal multi-billion-pound industry…

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No Further Action

Claire Anderson succeeds in persuading the Police to take no further action against her client who was accused of serious sexual offences. Claire made detailed written representations to the police, and submitted  pertinent documentation which clearly undermined the reliability of the Complainant’s account.  

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Not Guilty

Claire Anderson secures the acquittal of a young HGV driver charged with Conspiracy to Supply Drugs, at Liverpool Crown Court. The case took 4 long years to get to trial. The defence successfully argued that late disclosure of Crown evidence rendered the Trial unfair.  Claire instructed Dominic D’Souza of Goldsmith Chambers in this case.

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Acquittal – Sexual Offence

Claire Anderson secures acquittal of a client charged with a serious sexual offence. The jury were deliberating for only 35 minutes before returning unanimous Not Guilty verdicts. Claire instructed Colin Witcher of Church Court Chambers.

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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.

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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.

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