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MPR successful in opposing investigation into corporate fraud in Accident Claims Industry

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Seema Parikh of MPR solicitors LLP was instructed on behalf of 3 company directors and an employee in the Accident Claims Industry to fend off a police investigation involving conspiracy to defraud and money laundering. The investigation spanned several...

Joint enterprise (murder) law wrongly interpreted for 30 years Supreme Court rules today

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Seema Parikh, Solicitor and Managing Partner of criminal defence specialists firm MPR solicitors in London takes a look at this much awaited Supreme Court ruling and why the law on joint enterprise (murder law) was so controversial and in many cases...

International Art Fraud and the criminal defence solicitor

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Seema Parikh trained to be a solicitor in London but between her professional studies, her passion for Art took her to Italy and Russia for 12 months where she was able to combine her legal knowledge with issues such as authenticity and art in crime such as...

News Bulletin from MPR Solicitors on serious cases of historic sexual abuse

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In this edition, we try to give a brief synopsis of each of the key enquiries and their remit in the midst of public and media hysteria that appears to have hit the news with the most recent inquiry surrounding the former British Prime Minster Ted Heath. ...

Countdown to June 2015 for long-term Landlords to avoid hefty fines

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The changes to AST (Assured Shorthold Tenancies) deposit rules are in force. Landlords have until 15 June 2015 to avoid significant fines under the new rules set out in the Deregulation Act 2015. As a Landlord of an AST you are required by law to protect...

Where do I store my jewels and cash? Not in a safety deposit box!

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In 2008 the Specialist Crime Directorate of the Metropolitan Police raided 3 safety deposit centres in London and seized around 7000 boxes containing it is believed £14m in cash and millions of pounds worth of jewellery and art. They also found guns,...

MPR solicitors instructed to protect company director from reputation damage

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Seema Parikh who heads the Corporate Fraud Team of solicitors at MPR solicitors was instructed to protect the interests of a company director during the course of an on-going dispute resolution with a disgruntled and emotionally charged former employee. The...

Seema Parikh of MPR Solicitors selected to the 2014 London Super Lawyers List

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The Firm’s Managing Partner Seema Parikh has been included in the London 2014 Super Lawyers List as a recognised expert in Fraud and Criminal Law. No more than 5% of solicitors practising in London can be selected by the Thomson Reuters...

MPR Solicitors instructed in large-scale mobile phone fraud

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Martin Murray and Seema Parikh from the Firm’s Serious and Complex Crime Team have been instructed by a number of individuals in relation to one of the largest mobile phone frauds to have surfaced recently. It is envisaged that there are over 2000...

MPR Solicitors instructed on conspiracy to supply class B drugs and large scale money laundering

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Seema Parikh, Partner in the Complex Crime Team has been instructed to represent a number of defendants in a drugs conspiracy case with money laundering offences attached. All of her clients are on bail following robust submissions made to the police. The...

National Crime Agency replaces the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA): real teeth or just another make-over?

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Today, 7th October 2013 is the official launch day for the newly rebranded National Crime Agency (NCA) also labelled the “British FBI” designed to tackle and pursue organised crime in the areas of drugs trafficking, human smuggling, child...

MPR Solicitors launch Equine Law department at Kempton Park races

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To launch the Firm’s Equine Law Department, MPR Solicitors sponsored a race day at the all weather track at Kempton Park Racecourse on 12.12.2012. It was a winter wonderland scene interspersed with the glorious colours of jockeys and the sound of...

Operation Wolf - Thames Valley police forced to ditch case

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Another success for MPR Solicitors in July at Aylesbury Crown Court when the prosecution were pushed into a corner by our relentless pursuit of disclosure issues prior to trial in a multi-defendant kidnap and false imprisonment case. We represented 2...

MPR Solicitors in 300 billion Yen bearer bond fraud

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Seema Parikh, Managing Partner of MPR Solicitors LLP and specialist fraud lawyer was retained by a South American national to challenge an investigation by SOCA into a Y300 billion bearer bond fraud. The instruments were seized under the Proceeds of Crime...

MPR Solicitors new City of London Office

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To cater for the growing demands of our business and private clients, our new offices at 1 Fetter Lane in the heart of legal London and a stone’s throw from the London Stock Exchange, is just the ticket. We offer a highly discreet personal service for...

Defending large-scale conspiracies and Organised Crime by Seema Parikh, Partner in the Complex Crime Team at MPR Solicitors

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Clients often do not really understand the meaning of “Conspiracy” but one can see the panic on their faces when the “C” word is used at charge at the police station and the automatic assumption that their case is far worse and more...

Acquittal secured by MPR in conspiracy to commit armed robberies at Kingston Crown Court

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(See our News Archive 8 November 2010 for first reporting of this case) Today, we secured a unanimous not guilty verdict at Kingston Crown Court for our client who stood trial for several conspiracies to commit armed robberies across London and the South...

£100 million Money laundering SOCA prosecution - MPR to lead defence

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Seema Parikh of MPR Solicitors has been instructed to defend the lead Defendant in one of SOCA’s largest money laundering prosecutions in the West Midlands. A taskforce of over 200 officers carried out dawn raids across the country last week resulting...

Kidnap, Blackmail and false imprisonment: MPR to defend serious crime case

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We have been instructed to represent a Bengali-speaking man charged with kidnap, false imprisonment and blackmail. Around 40 officers from the Metropolitan Police Service’s specialist Kidnap Squad raided a council estate in Bow earlier this month in...

News alert: MPR solicitors instructed to defend large-scale conspiracy to burgle

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The case involves a multi-handed conspiracy to commit hundreds of burglaries in London and the Home Counties and money laundering on a large scale. The Crown’s case is that this professional gang of highly organised criminals committed over 750...

MPR Solicitors instructed to represent suspect in the Geeta Aulakh (Severed Hand) murder case

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Mother of two Geeta Aulakh was found fatally injured in Greenford and a major police investigation was launched headed by the Murder Investigation Team. Further arrests were made on 19 November 2009 as a result of police enquiries. MPR Solicitors were...

Financial Sector set for new UK Bribery Act shake up

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The Bribery Act 2010 was given royal assent in April 2010 and is expected to come into force in April 2011. With it comes a wave of changes which renovate the previous anti-bribery legal framework to the extent that many city ‘fat cats’ will be...

MPR Solicitors instructed in serious transnational homicide case

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MPR Solicitors have been instructed in a serious transnational homicide matter with links to Eastern European Mafia. This is an extremely serious case where the victim received no less than 14 stab wounds. The post-mortem report cites the cause of death as a...

Seema Parikh instructed to defend in £1 billion international cocaine conspiracy

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On 22 December 2009, a former Canadian coast guard vessel named the Destiny Empress was boarded by Spanish Police 200 miles off the coast of Northern Spain in what has been hailed as the largest drugs seizure by both the Spanish Police and the UK’s...

MPR Solicitors secure four acquittals in four weeks

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April saw a successful run for MPR Solicitors of no less than four acquittals in the four cases which were successfully argued by our Advocacy team. Our Crime Litigation team must also be afforded credit for the exceptional preparation put into three of the...

MPR Solicitors instructed in historic Fulham patio murder

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MPR Solicitors are instructed in representing one of the three people alleged to be involved in a murder which took place over a decade ago. News reports suggest that the body remained undiscovered until a member of the public shed light on the potential of...

MPR Solicitors instructed in second major drugs conspiracy at Kingston Crown Court this week

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Operation Safeco was instigated by the Central Task Force at New Scotland Yard in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police Force’s surveillance units and resulted in multiple arrests and charge of 10 people. The case will be heard at Kingston Crown...

MPR Solicitors instructed this week to defend £5 million Colombian cocaine conspiracy

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Codenamed Operation Briary, this major investigation has resulted in the arrests and charge of a number of Defendants now facing trial at Inner London Crown Court later this year with conspiracy to import and supply Class A drugs. The case is being...

Phone tap evidence remains inadmissible in courts in England & Wales

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Seema Parikh of MPR Solicitors writes: The Home Secretary announced today that the use of phone tap evidence in courts in England and Wales was not “legally viable”. This was after the government had commissioned a review on the possibility of...

Operation Tulipbox - £38 million carbon credit fraud - MPR Solicitors LLP instructed

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MPR Solicitors LLP were instructed to represent a company director alleged to have been part of an organised crime group trading large volumes of high-value carbon credits. The Treasury suspected that at least £38 million in VAT had been stolen by a...