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Lewis Nedas Law Limited
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Work Department

Serious fraud, serious organised crime, asset confiscation, money laundering.


Partner responsible for the City office. Has defended many high-profile and complex prosecution brought by SFO; FSA; special casework CPS; SOCA; City of London fraud squad. Regularly ranked as leading individual, Chambers UK. VHCC supervisor. Recent and current cases: R v P and others – Ponzi fraud, value in excess of £100m, described as being the UK’s equivalent to the Madoff scheme; R v B and others a complex multi-handed money laundering/kidnap prosecution involving central plot to defraud the London clearing banks. Acted for lead defendant in Operation Pristina, a South Wales police investigation into an organised crime group: acting for one of the Directors of Kaupthing Bank in the high-profile failed SFO investigation following the collapse of the bank; R v K and another concerning a allegation of bribery and corruption of serving police officers investigating a substantial and high-profile fraud; R v B and others a major and high-profile land banking fraud; R v S, a contested confiscation hearing in which the defence successfully managed to convince the court that there were no “hidden” assets; R v M and S, in which the defendants received a suspended sentence for a major VAT missing trader fraud; R v J in which managed to secure pre-charge discontinuance for a director facing allegations of a fraudulent asset exchange scheme; Advising two city traders facing complex investigation for mis –selling and securing pre charge withdrawal; R v J in which Keith is acting for a director of a Legal Services Company facing allegation of theft of money and fraud; R v T in which secured a suspended sentence for a Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection facing prosecution for Fraud. In addition Keith is currently advising on a substantial fresh evidence appeal as well as a City trader facing investigation.


Trained Breeze Benton, qualified 1996; made partner in present firm 2002.


LCCSA; Fraud Lawyers Association.


Hull University (1992 BA Hons); Westminster University (1993 CPE); College of Law Chester (1994 LPC).


Skiing, Rugby, Mountain walking.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general

Lewis Nedas Law Limited‘s crime department is led by co-founder Jeffrey Lewis, and has recently assisted clients on cases of Russian espionage, sanctions breaches, organ harvesting, and fraud. Other key team members include Siobhain Egan, a Higher Rights Advocate and former barrister, the ‘powerhouseSean Reilly, and Tony Meisels, who clients describe as being at ‘the top of his game‘. Unan Choudhury is recommended for his recent work on murder and drug trafficking cases, while Miles Herman’s recent work includes manslaughter and robbery cases. Keith Wood is experienced in EncroChat cases. Leila Abdul-Rasool is another name to note within the practice.