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Below are some of our notable cases to demonstrate our areas of expertise.

Operation Sentret- Blackfriars Crown Court

This case concerned a large-scale credit card fraud. The defendant accepted aspects of the case and so the defence team negotiated with the Prosecution to secure a good basis of plea, to give the defendant the best opportunity when he came to being sentenced. The basis of plea that was agreed also managed to distinguish […]

R v W – Reading Crown Court

This case concerned serious sexual offence solicitor perpetrated on younger family members over a long period of time. Approximately 19,500 indecent images of children were found at the defendant’s address along with several historical digital recordings. This prosecution case was not wholly challenged but certain aspects were, and ABV managed to secure a minimum sentence.

Operation Thallium- Reading Crown Court

This case concerned the surveillance of various defendants following intelligence received in relation to drug supply from a particular address. The address was observed over a number of months following which arrests were made. The address being used belonged to this defendant and so it was a case of negotiating a basis of plea in […]

R v M & Others- Harrow Crown Court

This case centres on a group of men who were involved in the commercial supply of cocaine between February and May 2015. They were under observation by surveillance officers for a number of months. The Prosecution have established contact between all the defendants and a number of relevant items were seized when the defendants were […]

Operation Equinox – Isleworth Crown Court

This case relates to the kidnap and assault on a complainant by 3 defendants as well as a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. The complainant stated that he had been concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin for a gang and that he was grievously assaulted. He was then taken to an […]

R v G – Inner London Crown Court

We represented an elderly female Defendant who approached a colleague at work and confided to them that they wanted to murder their own daughter in law. Despite the fact that the Defendant was convicted, the Judge saw fit to distinguish this Defendant from others charged with a similar offence and sentenced our client to a […]

Operation Gosasco

This case concerned allegations of attempted murder and possession of a firearm where a gang of men in two separate cars drove up behind the complainant. The passenger in the first car fired at his head and narrowly missed but was then attacked and beaten with a hammer to the face. This was a case […]

Operation Halimous – Central Criminal Court

The NCA commenced an investigation and substantial surveillance operation concerning the smuggling of Class A and B drugs which were being sent to the UK via Royal Mail (Parcel Force). The Prosecution suspect that insiders within the Royal Mail were part of the organised crime group.

Operation Calanth – Snaresbrook Crown Court

Conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation. The Defendants contacted computer supply companies pretending to be large companies and government agencies ordering high value computer supplies namely laptops and iPads. The defendants allegedly adopted false email address relating to legitimate business to order computer supplies. On-going proceedings with a loss value of circa £1.2 million.

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