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ADIL RAJA: PRESS RELEASE

Police - Scotland Yard

  ADIL RAJA: PRESS RELEASE – 14 March 2024   On 13 June 2023 ABV Solicitors represented Mr Adil Raja who was interviewed by Police regarding allegations that sought to link him to the unfortunate disturbances in Pakistan following the arrest of the country’s former Prime Minister Mr Imran Khan. It was alleged that during…

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Cyber Flashing – New Offence

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Online Safety Act 2023 – Communication Offences Article by: Claire Hewitt (Partner) and Tomas Higginson (Paralegal) consider the new Online Safety Act 2023, the new offences and the implications for individuals who may fall foul of it. On 12th Feb 2024, the first person in England was convicted for ‘Cyber-Flashing’ under the Online Safety Act 2023,…

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AI: Biometric Surveillance & Police Powers

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Article by:Amirah Ajazand Tomas Higginson The EU has introduced measures to ban the use of real-time data without the authorisation of the judiciary, including imposing limits on the use by the police of AI biometric surveillance. Unwarranted use of AI biometric surveillance will soon be banned in EU Member States. The European Union Parliament passed…

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The Times Best Law Firms 2024

ABV Solicitors are proud to announce that we have been ranked for the 4th year running as one of the best law firms in The Times 2024 for: Fraud; Financial Crime; Regulatory; Crime;   Here is what The Times say about ABV Solicitors:   “In one of the largest prosecutions brought by Royal Mail, the…

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Bounce Back Loans

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  Article by: Claire Anderson Last year, a group of Bankers were hauled in front of a special government committee to explain why, what was meant to be an emergency lending scheme to support small/medium sized businesses caught in the grip of the Covid pandemic, turned into what was, certainly to a hugely significant extent,…

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R v Benjamin Mendy & Louis Matturie

Law courts London United Kingdom

Benjamin Mendy and Louis Matturie Trial – Chester Crown Court – 13th January 2023 Robert Borwick and Hanisha Godhania of ABV Solicitors represented Louis Saha Matturie, the co-accused of Benjamin Mendy, in the high profile case before Chester Crown Court which began in August 2022. Mr Matturie was acquitted  of 5 counts of rape and…

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Acquittal – CPS Disclosure Failings

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Mel Kelemework from ABV Solicitors has secured another acquittal in a 10-handed sexual grooming case which was heard before Canterbury Crown Court and later moved to Southwark Crown Court. There were 10 Defendants in this case and ABV Solicitors represented MT who was number 7 on the indictment. One of the main reasons for the…

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“Corrupt elites & dirty money”: Economic Crime Act

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Article by: Rohit Sharma and Thekla Sorokkou The UK government has been criticised for several years about the lack of transparency in relation to economic crime which has allowed individuals to launder money through the UK. John Penrose, the prime minister’s anti-corruption “champion” acknowledged that it has taken too long for the UK government to…

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Criminal Investigation: Can they publicise your name?

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Landmark Ruling from the Supreme Court Article by Amirah Ajaz, Partner and Tareq Munis   Privacy is an important issue which is always at the forefront of our minds when representing our clients. Many of our clients have been wrongly accused of serious fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering or other serious crime. Reputational damage…

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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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Voluntary Interviews – What you should know

Voluntary Interview

Article by Claire Anderson ‘Your client has to attend the Voluntary Interview, Miss Anderson’ the officer told me, without a hint of irony. ‘Actually, he doesn’t have to, hence it’s called ‘voluntary’ ‘I replied, ‘and until you can provide me with the appropriate disclosure to demonstrate any evidence that he may have committed an offence…

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SFO: Disclosure Failings lead to Trial Collapse

FCA Investigation

Serious Fraud Office (SFO) Disclosure Failings Cause Serco Fraud Trial Collapse Article by: Robert Borwick Once again, disclosure failings by the Prosecution, in this case the SFO, have resulted in the collapse of a serious fraud case.  Yesterday two former senior executives at Serco were cleared in a case where it had been alleged there…

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