Financial Crime

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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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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The Bribery Act: Commercial Organisations

City of London

Article by: Deepak Vij and Taimoor Tarafdar. On 1st July 2011 the Bribery Act 2010 came into force. Under section 7 of the Act a company is liable to prosecution if any associated person engages in bribery, unless the company can show that it had in place adequate procedures to prevent such conduct. But what…

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Boiler Room Fraud

Article by: Fergus Harrington. In this article Fergus Harrington, Solicitor at ABV Solicitors, reflects on the events that took place this week at Southwark Crown Court: We represented one of eight individuals charged with conspiracy to defraud through the fraudulent selling of carbon credits and diamonds as alternative investments. They were charged following a five-year…

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Sally Challen – From murder conviction to retrial

Royal Courts of Justice

Article by: Zaki Hashmi   On 28 February the Court of Appeal quashed the murder conviction of Sally Challen in a judgment which has received widespread media coverage.   Ms Challen killed her husband in a hammer attack in 2010 and was convicted at Guildford Crown Court the following year. At her trial she advanced…

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