JD Spicer News

Multi-Handed Violent Attack Acquittal Secured

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JD Spicer Zeb recently acted for one of four males accused of assaulting a male on a busy North London high street in broad daylight. Our client and another of the four defendants were acquitted by the jury after a 7 day trial and a day of deliberations. Anand Beharyllal of 2 Bedford Row represented… Read more »

Firearms Acquittal

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We represented the only defendant out of eight that was acquitted in a firearms conspiracy where guns and ammunition were manufactured and then transferred to other criminals throughout London.  

Property Rental Fraud Acquittal

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We represented one of six defendants charged with six counts of fraud and money laundering. Our client was acquitted by the jury following a trial lasting 4 weeks.

1.1 Tonne Drug Conspiracy Acquittal

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Sue Caloe of JD Spicer Zeb’s Manchester office successfully represented a self-employed transport driver defendant charged with Conspiracy to Supply 1.1 tonnes of Cannabis resin, with an estimated value of £6 million. The defendant was acquitted after a four month trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court. Trial counsel Colin Wells of 25 Bedford Row, obtained a… Read more »

Cash for Crash Acquittal

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We represented one of the Defendant’s charged with Conspiracy to Commit Fraud. They were ultimately acquitted following a trial that lasted two months.

Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2015 Finalist

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Umar Zeb has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2015 LAPG Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award for Criminal Defence, sponsored by CILEx. Winners will be announced on the 1st July 2015. All members at JD Spicer Zeb wish Umar the very best. Further details of the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year… Read more »

Law society Conference

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LawSociety Awards 2012

Kirit Khushal was the guest speaker at the Annual Law Society Presidents and Secretaries conference on the 11th May 2013 on the topic of Future Practice and on Lexcel Accreditation. His presentation included how JD Spicer Zeb aims to achieve further excellence through the future plan for the firm.

Acquittal in Largest Ever Pharmaceutical Fraud

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Acquittal in largest ever pharmaceutical fraud.  Philip Spicer and team together with Charles Bott QC of and Peter Clark of Carmelite Chambers acted in Multi Million Pharmaceutical Cartel fraud, the largest SFO prosecution to-date. This case involved 5 pharmaceutical companies and 9 human defendants. The indictment was eventually stayed following an appeal to the House… Read more »

2012 Law Society Lexcel Award

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LawSociety Awards 2012

We have been recognised by the Law Society in its annual Excellence Awards, earning praise for our expansion to Birmingham. Over 600 leading lawyers and their guests joined Law Society president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff and BBC broadcaster Mishal Husain at the black tie dinner and presentation ceremony at Old Billingsgate in London on Thursday 18 October… Read more »

£5 Million Mortgage Fraud Acquittal February 2013

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JD Spicer Zeb Solicitors secured an acquittal for their client in an alleged £5 million mortgage fraud case. The defendant was charged with a conspiracy covering a 12 year period in alleging that he was part of an eight man team building up a property empire of ‘buy-to-let’ properties by obtaining mortgages dishonestly. The trial… Read more »

New Manchester Office

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JD Spicer Zeb has taken over the general criminal legal aid department of Ralli Solicitors in Manchester. They are a large and long established commercial firm who will continue to practice under their own name. Their general crime department has moved to JD Spicer Zeb solicitors. The location of the office means that we now… Read more »

£38 Million MTIC Fraud Sentence

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Our client was the final defendant to be tried by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs in this operation. A number of other individuals had already been tried and convicted for their involvement in a £38 million Missing Trade Intra Community Fraud operating out of the UK, Spain and the Caribbean. All of those already convicted… Read more »

Cycle ride to raise funds to improve access

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On Thursday 21 February 2013, lawyers at JD Spicer Zeb Solicitors cycled from London to Paris to raise funds for national charity, the Free Representation Unit (FRU). FRU provides legal advice, case preparation and advocacy in tribunal cases for those who could not otherwise obtain legal support, for want of personal means or public funding…. Read more »

City Office Relocation

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Please note that our City of London Office has now moved from Temple Bar House to 10 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE. Our contact numbers and DX address will remain the same.   Please see our Locations page for further details.

JD Spicer Zeb represented MP Eric Joyce

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Ernie Cohen of our City Office represented MP Eric Joyce at the Police Station and handled the case through the Courts after he was arrested on Suspicion of Assault following a fight in the House of Commons’ bar. Mr Joyce pleaded guilty to assaulting four individuals and was ordered by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court to… Read more »

Hacking inquiry

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HACKING inquiry – our specialist London city office currently act in a matter arising from this.

“Eastenders” murder

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“Eastenders” murder – Partner Lisa Nicol acts for a man accused of murdering former “Eastenders” actress Gemma McCluskie. Daily Mail article link

Serial killer

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Serial killer – Duncan Mcdonlad together with Michael Wood QC acted for John Sweeny in the canal murders case. Guardian article link

Church Deacon Charged with Murder

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JD Spicer Zeb represented a man charged with a  high profile murder. It is alleged that the client stabbed his partner of 7 years in a ‘frenzied attack’ whilst his young children were present. The client and his partner were both known to the police for having a volatile relationship. The client told experts ‘an… Read more »

Attempted Murder

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Attempted Murder:  defendant was acquitted. His  conviction was overturned at court of Appeal in relation to an associated firearms possession case – Partner Lisa Nicol and Anand Beharrylal counsel of 15 New Bridge St chambers acted.

Man cleared in Investment Fraud

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Man cleared in investment fraud.  Our Mr Ahmed Malik and his team of in house barristers acted in a alleged £3.2M bogus investment scheme involving thousands of investors. Read BBC article

Advocate Michael Situ runs the London Marathon

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Michael Situ, one of our experienced Solicitor Advocates took time out of representing clients in Court to run the London Marathon, completing the gruelling challenge in an impressive 4 hours 26 minutes despite having knee issues within the first 5 miles. Michael ran the marathon for The Tayo Situ Foundation which he founded in honour… Read more »