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Drunk in charge of vehicle dropped by CPS - 2021 Willesden Court

Umar Zeb
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Our client was stopped outside his house by the police on his shared car parking during lockdown. He was having a quiet drink with his friend as the pubs were closed and his friend could not go into his house due to restrictions.  Territorial support...

Successful Appeal ABH Harrow Crown Court - 2021

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Our pursuit for an appeal was successful. A district judge at Brent magistrates court convicted our client of racially aggravated ABH and common assault on two victims. Our client was forced to use minimal force to prevent a late-night assault...

CPS Leading role drug dealing argument dismissed crown court - 2021

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Our client was arrested for dealing class A. The police found a ¼ kilo of heroin in a motor car linked to him a and voluminous evidence that he was running a significant County lines drug operation in Surrey. He was on licence at the time for a...

Guide to UK Pornography Laws

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Pornography is widely available on the internet, but it is important to be aware of what is ‘acceptable’ and what is not in the eyes of the law. UK pornography law is designed to protect the public, particularly those who do not consent or are...

Knife point robbery - Not Guilty - 2021

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James O’Donnell successfully represented a defendant accused of attending an address and robbing the complainants at knife point of £10,000. The defendant was originally represented by the duty solicitor and advised to answer no comment which...

Not Guilty Domestic Assault - 2021 Highbury CornerCourt

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We acted for a client accused of a domestic assault allegation at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court.  Our private client team and Partner Lisa Nicol carried out substantial preparation, meetings and casework.  We located and instructed a senior...

How can I get the CPS to drop the charges against me?

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The prospect of facing a criminal trial is an understandably daunting one. It is important to remember, however, that even where you have been charged with a crime, you will not necessarily need to stand trial – especially if you have the right legal...

Can the police make me unlock my phone?

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We all store most of our lives on our phones, with our daily communications, social media presence and internet search history all being carried around in our pockets. For that very reason, it has become increasingly common for the police to try to seize...

Not Guilty Willesden & Brent Court - Bladed article knife - 2021

Umar Zeb
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We acted  at Willesden and Brent Court for a client charged with possession of a knife during an incident where it was alleged he brandished this knife towards the other party. Our client was forwarding the defence of self defence. Our experienced...

Court of Appeal sentence reduced - 2021

Malik Aldeiri
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SL was sentenced to life with in prison for murder. Malik appeared on behalf of SL at the Royal Courts of Justice (Court of Appeal Criminal Division) and successfully appealed the minimum term originally imposed. He was able to argue that the original...

Section 18 GBH with intent - Not Guilty - 2021

Malik Aldeiri
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DN was a vulnerable youth accused of a s18 wounding. Malik’s hard work and careful eye to detail and analysis of the evidence helped secure an acquittal on a serious charge. He worked hard with the Youth Offending Team and instructed psychologists to...

Conspiracy to rob - dropped - 2020

Malik Aldeiri
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Malik represented RM. This defendant was charged with conspiracy to Rob high value watches. The prosecution alleged that RM was responsible for the knife point robberies and based their case on evidence found on the defendant’s phone. In the...

S18 GBH with intent - Not Guilty - 2021

Malik Aldeiri
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Malik represented DC. He was one of several defendants charged with GBH with intent and violent disorder. He was the only defendant to be acquitted. The incident was captured on CCTV. In preparing his case, he was able to identify breaches of PACE and as a...

Indecent Images - Conditional discharge - 2021

Malik Aldeiri
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Malik represented AA. He was a young man charged with possession of indecent images. The offences happened when AA was a youth, but he was convicted as an adult. Malik argued that the delay in proceedings meant that he was not able to be sentenced as a youth...

Fail provide specimen - dropped - London court - 2021

Umar Zeb
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Our client was charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath following an accident and alleged drink-driving. We represented our client  after charge and established that he was suffering from an episode of coughing. This prevented him from...

Not Guilty Harassment - Willesden & Brent Court 2021

Umar Zeb
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Our client was accused of an ongoing harassment campaign by a neighbour. The case was heard at Willesden & Brent Magistrates Court. We prepared the case thoroughly and the prosecution offered no evidence at court. As the case had a long history a...

Indecent Images - Suspended Prison sentence - 2019

Philip Spicer
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We represented a high-profile businessman of standing in the community who pleaded guilty to possession of indecent images. He possessed more than 500 images with a mixture of  Cat A,  Cat B, and Cat C. The case was highly publicised in the media. ...

No further action - Money laundering - 2021

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We acted for a businessman accused of money laundering. Our Fraud specialist team lawyers advised our client in advance of the police station attendance. We arranged a voluntary attendance at the police station with the specialist police team to avoid our...

What are the legal risks of using the dark web?

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The dark web is often used for illegal criminal activity, which is why it is important to clarify exactly what it is and what the potential risks are for anyone using it. In this post, we outline the law regarding the use of the dark web, how it is used for...

What happens when you get caught with cocaine?

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If you are caught in possession of cocaine, it is important to understand what actions the police may take and what sort of charges could be levelled against you. Being found guilty of possession of cocaine is a serious offence in itself, but the...

EncroChat arrests - we can help

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It is being reported that law enforcement agencies in a number of countries have gained access to what was dubbed the world’s most secure communications network.  The EncroChat system provided high-level encryption that was almost impossible to...

Knife Crime Prevention Orders - Government promises new measures to tackle knife crime

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The new Conservative government has announced plans to crack down on knife crime, with the Queen’s speech setting out their goal to “ensure those charged with knife possession face swift justice”. While the government has not yet gone...

Dealing with a search by Police or Revenue and Customs Officers

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The knock at the door at 6am is one of the things that can inspire the most dread in people.  It is rarely, if ever, a good sign.  When the door is eventually opened to a group of people in uniform, one of whom is brandishing pieces of paper marked...

Cash Forfeiture - A General Guide

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Law enforcement officers can sometimes seize cash either when it is being moved around, or during a search – even a search of your home. They will take it if they have reasonable grounds for suspecting it is recoverable property. Recoverable property...

Conviction quashed in causing death whilst driving uninsured case

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Causing death whilst driving uninsured, unlicensed or disqualified, an offence under section 3ZB of the Road Traffic Act 1988, is controversial. All that it requires is for the presence of an uninsured, unlicensed or disqualified driver on the road to cause...

Proposal to restrict Police bail

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The Law society made a freedom of information request and found out that there are more than 57,000 people currently on police bail awaiting a decision as to what action, if any, will be taken against them. Also the data shown was only taken from 34 of the...

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