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EBR Attridge LLP Solicitors

Firm: EBR Attridge LLP Solicitors

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Postal address: 436 High Road, Tottenham, London, N17 9JB (Map)

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Telephone: 020 8808 0774

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Email: warrenbrazier@ebrattridge.com

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Web address: http://www.ebrattridge.com/index.php/serious-fraud.html

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About: EBR Attridge LLP Solicitors was founded in 1982 in North London as a general common law practice. Over the years they have developed and refined their areas of work in order to provide a more specialised and focussed service to their clients. The firm now boast 5 offices in the central London area.

The practice has 6 partners and over 35 lawyers including a number of experienced in house advocates operating in all the higher courts including the Crown Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords.

Our specialist white collar crime department relocated in autumn 2007, from Fleet Street to an attractive Georgian building in Bloomsbury. Specialising in all matters relating to fraud, money laundering and white collar crime we have an experienced team who possess the discretion and sensitivity to put at ease intelligent professional clients and the incisiveness and expertise to give first class advice.

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Specialisms: Police station representation, Magistrates Court, Crown Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords. All areas of criminal law.

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Memorable cases:R v U and others [2005] Southwark Crown Court/Royal Courts of Justice
At the time, the largest and most expensive case ever prosecuted by HMRC (circa £110m alleged cheat). The case collapsed amid serious allegations of misconduct against senior customs officials and lawyers and after several months of abuse of process arguments, was stayed prominently in the High Court in 2005.

R v W and others [2006] Wood Green Crown Court
Historic inward duty evasion prosecution – contemporaneous with LCB. The case was stayed at Wood Green Crown Court in December 2006. The value of the cheat on the Revenue was alleged to be £53m and the case had been seven years in preparation.

R v C & others [2007] Southwark Crown Court
Attempt to defraud the Bank of England of £180m. Largest ever seizure of counterfeit notes. Legal arguments successfully leading to direction to jury to return not guilty verdicts in December 2007.

R v P [2002]
This case received widespread national publicity and involved transactions surrounding what was been coined ‘the most expensive house in Britain’ (circa £70m). The prosecution (‘Operation Stockade’) was one of the largest ever undertaken by HM Customs and Excise, and involved what was considered one of the largest VAT frauds relating to alcohol and tobacco .The Crowns’ case was that Mr P was a willing collaborator with others in the laundering of money obtained through the defrauding of HM Customs and Excise. Millions of pounds were invested in the reconstruction of Updown Court, the Crown’s case being that these monies were the unlawful proceeds of crime. In addition, the Crown referred to various transactions involving the purchase and resale of a yacht, which took place under the auspices of the Lamborghini franchise in Monaco. After successful arguments that there existed no evidence establishing a diversion fraud (allegations which involved transactions through LCB) all proceedings were discontinued.

R v P [2001]
Trial of UK businessman accused of miss-selling time-share properties in Tenerife – alleged loss of £30m.

R v S
The only ‘War Crime’ trial in the UK centred on the prosecution of an elderly man who was said to have played an active role in Nazi Belarus 52 years previously. Necessitated extensive enquiries in Eastern Europe and in trawling through historical documents to defend a case that was prosecuted by an entire police department and which took eight years to prepare. The matter ended up in the European Court of Human Rights and remains a key test case that established a number of authorities.

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Senior solicitors:  There are two managing partners in the firm who take a very hands-on approach to client care.
Warren Brazier

Warren Brazier is a duty solicitor, with Higher Court Rights of Audience. Warren primarily conducts very serious matters in the Crown Court.
warrenbrazier@ebrattridge.com

Vince Reveglia
Vince Reveglia is a Senior Partner with over 20 years experience as a criminal defence specialist. Over the years he has developed a substantial following based on his attention to detail and analytical approach in dealing with difficult cases whilst maintaining a personal approach in dealing with clients.
He practises exclusively in Criminal Law and has experience in dealing with all types of criminal cases including Terrorism, Murder, Complex Fraud, Drugs importation, Sexual offences to Thefts and Deception.
He speaks fluent Italian.
vincereveglia@ebrattridge.com

Steve Law
Steve continues to deal with a wide range of cases, from minor criminal matters through to the most serious work, including murder, extradition and large scale fraud. In recent years he has handled one of this country’s largest extradition cases which involved an allegation of a $5 billion dollar fraud as well as a very high profile contract killing case which centred on the most complex of forensic evidence and resulted in acquittal.
Steve continues to be a passionate believer in defendants’ rights and in the need for high quality representation.
stevelaw@ebrattridge.com

Oya Suleyman
Oya Suleyman is the Managing Partner of the Harlesden Branch.
Oya qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and fast established herself as an extremely hardworking and dedicated lawyer. She has extensive experience in a wide range of criminal matters and is highly regarded by her substantial and loyal clientele.
oyasuleyman@ebrattridge.com

Ladan Sabahipour
Ladan joined the firm in 2000. Since then, she has built a substantial following gaining experience in all areas of criminal defence work with in depth experience in handling high profile serious criminal cases (both public and private) including murder, rape, medical negligence manslaughter, indecent assault, kidnapping, large-scale production/supply/importation of drugs and serious public order offences.
Ladan has higher rights of audience which allows her to appear in the Crown Court and Appeal Courts. She continues to practice at the Police Stations, Youth and Magistrates Court
ladansabahipour@ebrattridge.com

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Languages offered: Languages offered Greek, German, Romanian and Russian spoken fluently

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