National Defence Advice
We strive to provide an empathetic approach which together with a proactive defence is the best combination for our clients.
We specialise in investigations & prosecutions relating to Serious Financial Crime including; Fraud, Bribery and Corruption, Tax, Money Laundering, including those that may involve many agencies and jurisdictions. We are also acknowledged experts in Asset Forfeiture, Regulatory & Serious Crime.
We provide specialist, direct and robust partner level led representation to all individuals and companies in all cases involving financial crime. We are highly recognised for our expertise in dealing with complex and high profile cases. Our lawyers work with leading barristers and experts in complex fraud matters. It is crucial that an experienced fraud specialist is instructed from the outset of a case to ensure that a proactive strategy is put in place without delay.
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‘Sundeep Soor is a superstar. Always on the ball and juggling different issues.’
‘Of note within Reeds Solicitors is Sundeep Soor. Having co-defended with Mr. Soor on a number of occasions over many years, I can affirm that he is a highly experienced and knowledgeable white-collar and POCA defence lawyer with exceptional case management and client care skills – he’s truly first class and my first recommendation if I am unavailable to deal with such matters.’
“Excellent solicitor. A criminal investigation had been opened by HMRC. Sundeep explained and arranged everything swiftly. 10 months later all charges were dropped with no further action. A great solicitor with very reasonable pricing!”
“Sundeep is an excellent lawyer with an extensive amount of knowledge and experience. His calm approach made us feel less stressed under the circumstances and his advice and support led to a successful outcome. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a lawyer to deal with a serious and complex case.”
“I was introduced to Sundeep by a civil lawyer when I was unjustly reported to the police for an incorrect Fraud accusation.
As a guy who has suffered for many years with mental health issues, the whole experience was very difficult to manage and control alone.
I honestly believe (and so do my family) that without Sundeep in charge of my case I would not be here today to write this review. Sundeep managed to handle the case with a high level of detail and attention but without charging ridiculously high fees or overworking the case.
He managed every step of the process and put me at ease at even the toughest times. He even called me personally when the case was dropped and the elation in his voice when he told me the good news was both heart warming and sincere.
Quite simply Sundeep is not only the best lawyer (both civil or criminal) I have ever worked or dealt with, he is also one of the nicest and most humble of human beings I have ever met.”
“We instructed Sundeep to assist us when the prosecution service attempted to seize our family home as an asset of an individual family member who had been convicted of an offence and was subject to a POCA assessment and seizure of assets. This was an incredibly stressful experience for our entire family as if the house was seized it would have meant our family having to move out of the home we had lived in for 30 years.
Sundeep was absolutely excellent. He was calm, compassionate and reassuring, but also gave very clear and frank advice about the issues we were facing. He worked creatively to help us come up with a strategy to resist the prosecution’s efforts, and had lots of suggestions about how we might go about proving the house was a family home and had no association with the convicted individual.
Ultimately we were fully successful – once the prosecution saw the substantial pack of evidence Sundeep helped us prepare, they withdrew their request to seize the home. This was a huge relief to the entire family and removed a massive source of anxiety and worry from everyone’s lives.
We can’t recommend Sundeep strongly enough, he was terrific.”
Defence Legal’s Sundeep Soor has received continued recognition in the 2023 edition of the internationally renowned ‘The Legal 500’ directory. Sundeep has been mentioned as a ‘Key Lawyer’ at Reeds Solicitors London where the practice was ranked this year in Tier 6 in the area of ‘white-collar crime and fraud’ and in Tier 4 forNovember 7, 2023
In a recent legal achievement, Jonathan Lennon, working in conjunction with Sundeep Soor of Reeds Solicitors, achieved a significant victory for a national blue-chip construction company. The company found itself in a challenging situation when one of its bank accounts was frozen under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) following an application by HM RevenueJuly 11, 2023
Solicitor Sundeep Soor and Counsel Nick Robinson Secure Dismissal in High-Stakes Money Laundering Case
In a significant legal victory, Solicitor Sundeep Soor and Counsel Nick Robinson from 5 KBW Chambers successfully obtained a dismissal in a high-profile money laundering case. The charges, brought by Trading Standards, alleged widespread fraudulent trading throughout the southeast of England, with a particular focus on targeting elderly victims. Over the course of several years,June 26, 2023
Regulatory authorities pursuing criminal charges to seek financial recovery under the Proceeds of Crime Act
Breaching a director’s disqualification & POCA Sundeep Soor and counsel Barnaby Hone ( 5 St Andrews Hill) achieved a good result for their client who was prosecuted by the Insolvency Service (IS) for breaching his directors disqualification. The IS decided to proceed to confiscation proceedings a common approach by regulatory bodies over recent years. AfterSeptember 26, 2022
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