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Community order Drugs Supply - Southwark Crown Court 2022

Umar Zeb
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We acted for a defendant charged with possession with intent to supply Class B drugs and possession of both Class B & C drugs in the Crown Court. The case was prepared by us and we instructed professional drug experts to anaylse the drugs to...

Caution Possession of Cocaine - Forest Gate Police Station 2022

Umar Zeb
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Our client was detained at a Premier league football match and found in possession of cocaine having been identified by the drugs dog. He was summonsed to attend court and not offered a caution. He was at risk of not qualifying as an accountant with a...

Not Guilty Historic Rape - Newcastle upon Tyne Crown Court 2022

Umar Zeb
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We acted for a defendant charged with 5 counts of historic rape allegations against his daughter going back over a decade. Our client vigorously denied the allegations. The case was prepared by us and we obtained detailed disclosure from the prosecution...

Assault emergency worker - Not charged community resolution 2022

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We acted on an enhanced private basis for an education professional who was arrested following dangerous and erratic behavior in public which led to police being called. He had assaulted two paramedics whilst heavily intoxicated in hospital. The incident...

Not Guilty Attempted Murder Basildon Crown Court - 2022

James O'Donnell
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We acted for a defendant who was charged with attempted murder following an incident outside the Sugar Hut nightclub in Essex. The prosecution alleged that following a large scale fight our client deliberately drove an Audi Q7 over a man who had been knocked...

Caution - Bishopsgate police station malicious communications 2022

Umar Zeb
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We secured a police caution for a city financial executive who was arrested for making serious false allegations following a drunken night out. Our client was able to meet with senior team members who were able to advise on the best course of action given...

Not Guilty Assault Police - Harrow Crown Court 2021

Umar Zeb
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We represented a young client who was accused of committing an assault on an emergency worker and racially aggravated intentional harassment. We gave careful advice about whether his trial should be at the Magistrates’ Court or the Crown Court. The...

Drug supply dropped - Caution possesion 2021

Umar Zeb
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Possession with Intent to Supply Class C – Caution negotiated at the police station. We were instructed on a Private  basis by parents to represent a 19-year-old male who was to be interviewed for possession of class C drugs with intent...

Dual Stun Gun & Blade knife - Magistrates Court Fine only 2021

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2 knives charges were dropped by the CPS with our professional efforts. We represented a private client businessman charged with having possession of 3 knives and also having a dual stun gun and CS spray. We took detailed...

Charges reduced Sexual Assaults Custody avoided Crown Court 2021

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We acted for a client charged with three counts of sexual assault and one count of common assault. We were instructed on a private basis and took over the case at a very late stage from another solicitor who was acting under legal aid, with the trial date...

Conviction Appeal Exposure Quashed - Harrow Crown 2021

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Our clients Conviction for indecent exposure was quashed. He was convicted of indecent exposure at Willesden Brent court. Umar Zeb Senior Partner instructed Barrister Lady-Gené Waszkewitz of 25 Bedford Row and she represented the...

Suspended Sentence Street Dealing drugs Class A - Croydon Crown Court

Umar Zeb
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We acted for a university student charged with street dealing a large quantity of class A drugs namely cocaine. We made sure that an early guilty plea was entered to secure full credit to reduce his sentence exposure. We were instructed on a private...

Failing notify driver details S172 Road Traffic Not Guilty 2021

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James O’Donnell represented a very well known music artist charged with 3 counts of failing to nominate a driver under S172 Road Traffic Act and driving whilst disqualified. With a thoroughly prepared defence we were able to successfully argue that our...

Assault Police Emergency Worker Not Guilty Uxbridge Court 2021

Sanjay Cholera
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Our client was charged with assaulting an emergency worker namely a firearms officer at Heathrow airport. He was 26 years old with no previous convictions. He pleaded not guilty. The officer sustained an injury to his left knee requiring hospital treatment....

Inciting sexual offence child - Suspended Prison sentence 2021

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We represented a prominent Senior Education Professional who was charged with sexual communication with a child and inciting child sex activity. After he was represented by another firm as duty solicitor at the police station and 1st appearance in the...

Knife case dropped representations to CPS - Thames Court 2021

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We acted for a man charged with possession of a bladed article in a violent incident. Our client had never been in trouble with the Police before. He worked in the finance industry and was studying for finance exams at the time the incident took place....

Drugs supply Suspended Sentence - Highbury Corner Magistrates Court 2021

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Stuart Lloyd advocate represented our client at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court charged with one count of possession with intent to supply class B drugs. The evidence against the client was strong and a large quantity of drugs were...

Not Guilty conspiracy Kidnap and GBH Harrow Crown Court 2021

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Our client was charged with conspiracy to commit GBH and false imprisonment. We fought and secured bail for him. The prosecution wished to proceed to a full trial and we made an application to dismiss which was successful in relation to the false...

Not guilty large drugs conspiracy Class A - Crown Court 2021

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Our client was charged with conspiracy to supply class drugs with a total of 4 other defendants. The prosecution objected to bail at the magistrate's court and he was remanded in custody. Our experienced team made a detailed Crown Court bail application...

CPS agree caution - client already charged at Court 2021

Umar Zeb
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Our client was charged with possession of cocaine class A and he appeared at Thames Magistrates court as the police did not offer him a caution or consider this. We made strong written representations on his behalf to the CPS persuading them to agree to...

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...

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...

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 and appeared at City of Westminister court 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...

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

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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...

JD Spicer Zeb awarded Law Society Excellence in Client Service award 2020

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JD Spicer Zeb has been awarded the top prize at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards - the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales. The event – held virtually for the first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic – shines a spotlight...

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. ...

Umar Zeb Awarded Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2014

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On 29th November 2014 Umar Zeb received the prestigious award of Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2014, presented by the  Society of Asian Lawyers  at its annual awards ceremony and Ball, held at the Lancaster hotel, London. The event was hosted by...

2012 Law Society Lexcel Award

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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...

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 exce

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

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...

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...

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....

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. ...