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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. ...

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...

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....

Prison Drugs Conspiracy Acquittal

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We represented the only Defendant out of 11 to be aquitted in a large scale drugs conspiracy that was run by one of the co defendants in his prison cell....

JD Spicer Zeb Represent 'Stateless' Appellant in Supreme Court

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Sunita Joshi of JD Spicer Zeb is currently acting for the appellant in these proceedings. Further news can be found in the  Financial Times. ...

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...

Alleged Spy-Chief in Extradition

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Alleged Spy chief in extradition solicitor advocate Duncan Mcdonald acted in the first case of its kind....

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...

The Ricin Terror Case

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The Ricin Terror Case – our team of specialist defence lawyers acted for defendant acquitted of charges relating to the so-called Ricin Plot. Alleged Muslim fundamentalist plot to poison an infinite number of innocent civilians....

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 ...

Transatlantic Airline plot

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Transatlantic Airline plot – our specialist defense team acted in the long running  largest ever counter terrorism case of its type....

Football Legend Cleared

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Philip Spicer acted in this prosecution of a former footballer in relation to a multi-million pound fraud. Read Article ...

VAT Fraud Court Appeal

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Philip Spicer who acted throughout the case instructed Queens Counsel to represent Mr R at the Court of Appeal Hearing. We submitted that cases of a similar nature were incorrectly decided. The Court of Appeal took on board the submissions and stated ...

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 ...

USA v R A

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USA v R A  –  Duncan Mcdonald Acting for the Defendant in a request for the extradition to stand trial for serious sexual offences. The principal issue is Article 8 of the ECHR. ...

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. ...