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Reduced Sentence: Money Laundering

Deepak Vij and Amirah Ajaz achieve a substantial reduction at sentence for our client who pleaded guilty to multi-million money laundering charges following negotiations at Kingston Crown Court. Counsel Felicia Davy from 18 Red Lion Court instructed.

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Acquittal – Bribery

Deepak Vij and Taimoor Tarafdar achieve not guilty verdicts for our client who was alleged to have laundered circa £800,000, derived from bribe payments. Trial listed before Southwark Crown Court. Counsel, Michael Goodwin QC instructed.

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Suspended Sentence

Rohit Sharma secures a suspended sentence for our client facing money laundering charges. Conspiracy to commit fraud dropped after a successful application to dismiss. Joe Hingston of Carmelite Chambers instructed.

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Sidra Quadri secures not guilty verdicts for our client who was charged with 15 counts of historic rape and sexual assaults. Counsel instructed was Nadia Chbat from 4KBW.

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Acquittal: Murder

Jodie Chesney Murder before the Old Bailey: Acquittal for our client today charged with murder, represented by Sunita Mehta and supervising Partner Robert Borwick. Counsel instructed were Sarah Forshaw QC from 5KBW and Alastair Smith from 2 Bedford Row. Links to Press Coverage: BBC News Sky News The Guardian Evening Standard Daily Mail The Sun…

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No Further Action

Deepak Vij and Amirah Ajaz successfully represent our client in an investigation conducted by the Environment Agency, with over £10 million alleged to have been laundered. Investigation resulted in no further action being taken against our client.

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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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