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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

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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

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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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ABV Win: UK-US Extradition

Press Release: 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 from the U.K to the U.S on charges of Narcotics Importation, Extortion and Money Laundering. This was a long, complex and high- profile extradition case…

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EncroChat Acquittal

Article by Deepak Vij and Rohit Sharma R v S & Oths – Operation Salesperson & Operation Soku – Snaresbrook Crown Court  Deepak Vij, Partner and Rohit Sharma, Senior Solicitor of the Fraud and Complex Crime department at ABV Solicitors successfully obtain an acquittal on a large Conspiracy to Import Class A drug case concerning…

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Bounce Back Loans Fraud

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Article by: Deepak Vij, Partner at ABV Solicitors Bounce Back Loans Scheme (BBLS) Fraud ABV Solicitors are currently advising and representing a number of suspects in respect of alleged fraudulent applications for Bounce Back Loans. The NCA (The National Crime Agency), working in conjunction with NATIS (The National Investigation Service) and other law enforcement agencies…

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What is a fraud solicitor ?

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A fraud solicitor is essentially a legal professional who has chosen to specialise within the field of fraud in order to defend a fraud or money laundering offence whilst protecting both the client’s professional interests, and personal rights and priorities within the case. At ABV Solicitors we have been deemed as the leading UK criminal…

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Encrochat Phones Hacked

Article by: Deepak Vij In June 2020, it is believed that the National Crime Agency (NCA) and other international law enforcement agencies including Europol have successfully hacked into the Encrochat encrypted phones culminating in a large scale and coordinated operation across Europe resulting in a wave of arrests of many suspects involved in serious and…

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Sentence – New Law: Serve half or Two-Thirds?

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Article by: Zaki Hashmi The Release of Prisoners (Alteration of Relevant Proportion of Sentence) Order 2020 came into force on 1 April 2020 and has changed the basis on which certain prisoners are released from custody. The new provisions apply to specific offences of a violent or sexual nature for which the maximum sentence is…

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