Posts by Henry East

Band 1 Firm – Chambers & Partners 2020

ABV Solicitors are delighted to maintain their rankings as a “Band 1” Firm in the Regions for Financial Crime in the 2020 Chambers and Partners Digital Guide to UK Law Firms. Partners of the firm, Deepak Vij and Akhtar Ahmad continue their success in being ranked as “Band 1” lawyers in Financial Crime. Amirah Ajaz…

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Trial Collapses – Sexual Offence

Claire Anderson secures the collapse of our trial at Kingston Crown Court where our client was charged with indecent images. Our defence expert undermined the prosecution report and substantiated the defence raised which was that, images were ‘auto downloaded’ from an app based chat which the client had clicked on. Dominic D’Souza from Goldsmith Chambers…

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Deepak Vij and Rohit Sharma substantially reduce a confiscation order for our client who was said to be involved in a multi-million pound money laundering operation. Neil Griffin from Foundry Chambers instructed.

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Acquittal: Drugs

Taimoor Tarafdar secures the acquittal of our client after a 5 week trial of a Dutch lorry driver charged with Conspiracy to Import drugs. Anu Mohindru from Foundry Chambers was instructed.

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Suspended Sentence – Fraud

Rohit Sharma secures a suspended sentence for our client who was charged with committing fraud over a 7 year period. Ellis Sareen from Foundry Chambers was instructed as Counsel.

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Acquittal: Sexual Assault

Claire Anderson instructing Chris Hewertson of 2 Kings Bench Walk, secure the acquittal of an Uber driver charged with Sexual Assault at Blackfriars Crown Court.

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Acquittal: “People Smuggling”

Taimoor Tarafdar and Rohit Sharma secure an acquittal for our client after two trials who was alleged to have participated in a people smuggling operation. Case was investigated by the UK Border Agency. Paul Crampin from Carmelite Chambers was instructed.

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Acquittal: Fraud – Maids Moreton Murder

Our Zaki Hashmi and Nathaniel Rudolf from 25 Bedford Row secure the acquittal of our client charged with fraud who was linked to the Maids Moreton murder of Peter Farquhar at Oxford Crown Court. Read the full article here: BBC News

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Sayjel Patel of ABV Solicitors has successfully made representations to the Crown Prosecution Service and the National Crime Agency to prevent our client from being charged. Our client was a victim of modern slavery and was facing prosecution of serious drugs offences.

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No Further Action: Rape

Iram Iqbal has secured no further action in three separate matters of rape recently at the police investigation stage. In one of the investigations, Iram Iqbal instructed Stephen Vullo QC where our clients were two serving soldiers accused of rape. Iram Iqbal attended the premised where the conduct was alleged to have taken place and…

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Successful Acquittal: VAT Fraud

Deepak Vij and Rohit Sharma represented an individual who faced charges of VAT Fraud. The case was investigated by HMRC which was complex and required the consideration of voluminous material. Due to diligent representations and negotiations, the Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence.

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VAT Fraud: Acquittal

Deepak Vij and Amirah Ajaz, instructing David Barnes of 3 Temple Gardens, secure the acquittal of our client facing charges of VAT Fraud at Southwark Crown Court.

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