Financial Crime

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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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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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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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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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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MULTI MILLION POUND CARBON CREDIT AND DIAMOND FRAUD TRIAL COLLAPSES AT SOUTHWARK CROWN COURT

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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