Financial Crime

The Times Best Law Firms 2024

ABV Solicitors are proud to announce that we have been ranked for the 4th year running as one of the best law firms in The Times 2024 for: Fraud; Financial Crime; Regulatory; Crime;   Here is what The Times say about ABV Solicitors:   “In one of the largest prosecutions brought by Royal Mail, the…

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Suspended Sentence: Fraud

Iram Iqbal secures a Suspended Sentence for our client, facing fraud charges for a Bounce Back Loan prosecution. Furthermore, Iram successfully made representations to the Insolvency Service to discontinue another Bounce Back loan fraud for the same client. Stan Reiz KC of Counsel instructed.

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Sentence Reduction: Fraud

Amirah Ajaz achieves success at the Court of Appeal reducing our client’s sentence, who was the Head of Finance for a digital media company, charged with fraud. Stan Reiz QC instructed as Counsel. R v NG [2022] EWCA Crim 1095

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Disclosure Failures: Not Guilty

Multi-million pound boiler room fraud: Fergus Harrington represented a company director facing a diamond investment fraud and separate money laundering proceedings. CPS forced to drop the case after we uncovered serious disclosure failings during the trial and not guilty verdicts entered. Natasha Wong QC and James Martin instructed as Counsel.

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“Corrupt elites & dirty money”: Economic Crime Act


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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Not Guilty: Conspiracy

Deepak Vij and Rohit Sharma persuade the Crown to offer no evidence for our client facing serious conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and money laundering charges, indicted as part of Operation Challenger. Will England of Mountford Chambers instructed as Counsel. Our client was the only Defendant out of 7 to be acquitted of all…

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Acquittal: Duty Evasion

Deepak Vij and Rohit Sharma, achieve a not guilty verdict for our client, a Defendant in Operation Curtain (incorporating Operation Beetle and Operation Buttery), a HMRC investigation into smuggling and distribution of non-UK duty paid cigarettes. More than 3 million illicit cigarettes were seized. Trial 1 contained ten defendants, and our client was one of…

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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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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 Success: 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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