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Irvine Thanvi Natas Solicitors

Crime

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What the team is known for

Well-respected firm that frequently handles cases of significant political sensitivity, drawing on notable expertise in human rights law. Extensive experience in complex cross-border investigations into charges of terrorism and drugs supply as well as domestic matters such as gang-related crime and homicide. Also regularly instructed to handle criminal appellate work.

Strengths

One source says: "They always understand their client and the issues at stake, so that they are able to convey realistic advice and prepare the client for the reality of any situation."

Notable practitioners

Simon Natas is a solicitor advocate with considerable experience in criminal defence and a noted specialism in handling appeals work. He also represents clients arrested in the course of political and environmental protests.
"He is a very intelligent and caring lawyer as well as a great litigator who has a strategic approach to things."

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Overview

The Department offers representation at every stage of a criminal case from the police station to  Court of Appeal.

We are known for our  expertise in serious financial crime and unusually complex or politically sensitive cases. Many of our cases attract significant media interest or have been precedent setting cases in either the Court of Appeal or Supreme Court.

Key areas of expertise include:

Business crime, fraud and confiscation: Advising on police and SFO investigations, financial crime including frauds and corporate offences; complex confiscation proceedings.

National security/counter-terrorism: The firm has acted in numerous high-profile matters. Recent key instructions included representing the parents of Jack Letts at trial and in proceedings before the Supreme Court.

Murder/homicide: We act in all types of homicide cases, including multi-handed joint enterprise prosecutions. The firm acted in the historic Supreme Court case of R v Jogee which reformed the joint enterprise law.

Drugs, Firearms and Organised Crime: We have acted in numerous serious and complex matters, including conspiracies to supply and importations.

Serious sexual allegations: The firm has a team dedicated to the defence of serious sexual allegations.

Protest law: We have acted in numerous high-profile protest-related prosecutions, most recently in prosecutions arising from the Extinction Rebellion protests.

Members

Dhillon, Itpal

Gerald, Theresa

Jennaway, Nick

Morris, Andrew

Natas, Simon

Parker, Ruhena

Renou, Anna

Thanvi, Nadeem

Wilson-Osuide, Denise

Crime Department

Irvine Thanvi Natas Solicitors

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19-21 Great Tower Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC3R 5AQ

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