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Recognised leading law practitioners

Namita Pawa

 

Namita completed her training in Hertfordshire in 2005 when she was admitted as a Solicitor. She remained in Hertfordshire developing her practice across the whole spectrum of criminal offences. Namita then joined JD Spicer Zeb solicitors in April 2008 heading up the City office. She developed a speciality in representing those facing allegations of murder, high value/quantity drug offences and serious fraud. Namita joined our practice in October 2013 and quickly settled into our small but happy and productive team and became a Partner in November 2016. She has brought a youthful energy to the firm and her drive and determination to fight for her clients is an impressive quality.   She pays close attention to detail by leaving no stone unturned as she pursues her clients' interests. Her friendly but extremely professional nature are qualities that are admired by others in the profession and her clients alike. She has an ability to build a good rapport with clients from all walks of life.

 

Namita has been described as "adept at handling even the most difficult of cases, she combines excellent judgment with an unrivalled tenacity in her defence of a client. Her incisive approach is matched by her phenomenal work rate."

 

Since 2009, Namita has been the legal consultant to various TV programmes for the BBC and ITV which include Law and Order:UK (series 2 - 9 ITV), Broadchurch (series 2 ITV), Undercover (BBC1), Unforgotten (series 2 ITV) and Cold Feet (ITV).   She has also provided advisory work to Call the Midwife (BBC1).

 

Namita is a member of the Duty Solicitor Scheme for Courts and Police Stations, the London Criminal Courts' Solicitors Association, the Fraud Lawyers' Association, Female Fraud Forum and the Society of Asian Lawyers.  Namita was nominated for Criminal Lawyer of the Year by the Society of Asian Lawyers in November 2016.

 

Away from work, Namita is a sports enthusiast - both spectator and participant.  She also enjoys reading and travelling.

R v S - Cambridge Crown Court

Represented the only defendant acquitted in large cocaine conspiracy.

 

R v M - Harrow Crown Court

Successfully defended an individual charged alongside four others with aggravated burglary of a family targetted for being jewellers.

 

R v M - Maidstone Crown Court

Represented the head of a family in a conspiracy to convert jewellery/gold obtained from burglaries valued in excess of £1.4m.  

 

LIBOR investigation

Investigation into the LIBOR interest rate fix.

 

R v O - Murder - Winchester Crown Court

Murder in which the client was charged with the execution of a drug rival.

 

R v H - Operation Elveden - Central Criminal Court

Represented an individual charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. The client was an official who accepted payment from a national newspaper in return for providing information on stories.

 

R v F - Mortgage fraud - Bristol Crown Court

Defended a man alleged to have been part of a £5million mortgage fraud/money laundering ring allegedly operating over a 12 year period.

 

R v T - Fraud/Theft - Harrow Crown Court

Successfully represented an individual facing a private prosecution by making persuasive representations to the CPS to take over the prosecution and discontinue it.  

 

R v L - Conspiracy to Defraud - Southwark Crown Court

Represented an individual charged alongside 14 others with conspiracy to evade the excise duty on tobacco, which was said to have been smuggled in from Europe. The case was said to be the largest of its kind and the value of the fraud was in excess of £2million.

 

R v K - Southwark Crown Court

Extensive prosecution by the Insolvency Service in relation to directorship breaches.

 

R v L - Murder - Oxford Crown Court

10 handed murder trial at Oxford Crown Court.  Complex case with sensitive issues that required delicate handling.

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