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Lewis Nedas Law Limited
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Partner specialising in all forms of criminal defence work, including gang-related violent crime, large-scale drugs cases, tobacco and cigarette importations, conspiracies to facilitate immigration, fraud, etc. She has defended in many cases investigated by SOCA, HM Revenue and Customs as well as prosecutions by the CPS Organised Crime Division. Recent cases include a people-smuggling ring, when she represented a Turkish client who was one of ten defendants; a conspiracy to supply cocaine, involving six Albanian defendants; and a £6m cigarette and wine duty evasion case. She has a large client base in the East End of London , as well as extensive links in the Albanian, Iranian and Afghani communities. Her current cases include an SFO prosecution in which her client is alleged to have been involved in a conspiracy to defraud the Allied Irish Bank of £65m; and an alleged conspiracy, R v JH and others, involving ten defendants accused of importing cannabis on a very substantial scale from continental Europe using haulage companies, of which her client is a director of one. Both cases are due to be tried later this year. She also represents a suspect in an East and West Midland-wide enquiry by HMRC into an alleged conspiracy to smuggle raw tobacco and machinery into the UK to be used in the production of counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco in the UK; charges expected in May/June. Penny recently successfully defended a serving soldier in the British Army in this country and has now been instructed in a court martial in Germany to be held in May/June involving an allegation of death by dangerous driving against a British army soldier based there.


Trained Marcus Barnett; qualified 1985; Lewis Nedas & Co 1992; partner 1996.


Otago University in New Zealand (1968 BA/LLB).


Likes to ride horses whenever there is the opportunity, spends any spare time with her two small grandsons.