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Cash Seized Returned

Robert Borwick Solicitor

Robert Borwick secures the return of almost £150,000 of our clients money that was seized by the NCA.  As a result of  proactive engagement and written submissions to the NCA, the money that was seized and detained last year was returned in full. At an earlier stage, Robert Borwick also represented an individual arrested on…

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ABV Win: UK-US Extradition

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 to the U.S on charges of Narcotics Importation, Extortion and Money Laundering. Read more here. 

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Not Guilty

Rishi Verma secures a verdict of Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity in a complex expert evidence case where our client faced charges of attempted abduction of a 4-year old girl. Ben Brown from Carmelite was instructed as Counsel.

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Extradition: Success

Rishi Verma, instructing Daniel Sternberg from Temple Gardens successfully argues before the High Court to discharge an Extradition Request to Bulgaria, challenging prison conditions and Article 8 ECHR; assurances given by Bulgaria were insufficient. Judgement

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Encrochat: Acquittal

Deepak Vij, Partner at ABV Solicitors and Senior Solicitor Rohit Sharma successfully induce the CPS to offer no evidence on a multi-million-pound EncroChat case concerning a conspiracy to import a vast amount of class A drugs. Challenges were made to the attribution evidence of an EncroChat handle which was linked to the defendant. Counsel instructed…

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Essex Lorry Deaths

Jury retire at the Old Bailey to consider the verdict of our client who is being accused of the manslaughter of 39 migrants, in the Essex lorry people-smuggling plot. Our Claire Anderson is instructed in this case. BBC News

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Suspended Sentence

Mel Kelemework and our instructed Advocate, Shaheen Rahman, achieve a suspended sentence for our client charged with attempting to export 50 Kilos of Cannabis at Southwark Crown Court.

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Best Law Firms 2021

ABV Solicitors recognised by The Times in their Annual Guide to the top 200 UK Law Firms. The link to The Times Annual Guide can be found here.

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Exonerated: Iraq Fatality Investigation

Robert Borwick, Partner at ABV Solicitors and Tom Blackburn represented one of the soldiers exonerated in the Iraq Fatality Investigation following a ruling given by Baroness Hallett. The Iraq Fatality Investigation was headed up by Sir George Newman where a Major in the British Army and two soldiers were subject matters of this investigation. The…

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Robert Borwick, Partner at ABV, successfully defends a Company Director facing a single allegation of rape.  In one of the few effective trials post lockdown, our client was unanimously acquitted by a the jury at Stafford Crown Court.  Jane Bickerstaff QC from 9 Bedford Row represented our client at trial.

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