Holborn Adams lawyers are continually engaged in a range of cases on behalf of clients, at every stage.

For reasons of client confidentiality it is necessary to anonymise references to individual clients but the links on this page refer to cases in which Holborn Adams lawyers are currently acting or have acted in the past.

Recent Pre-Charge Cases

HMRC v A & B

An investigation that commenced in 2011 was brought to a successful conclusion by the Holborn Adams’ Serious Fraud Team. Extensive pre-charge representations at interview and powerful client statements resulted in an extensive list of charges being ‘dropped’ against our client by HMRC investigators. These included conspiracy to cheat the public revenue, conspiracy to undertake fraudulent activity, and making and supplying articles for use in fraud and money laundering. The value of the alleged crimes was estimated at £5,000,000.


A substantial and lengthy investigation into a multi-million pound VAT fraud case was discontinued against Holborn Adams' client. Following years of investigation, the CPS and HMRC accepted Holborn Adams’ detailed pre-charge representations and discontinued their investigation. As a result, the client no longer faced criminal prosecution or Confiscation proceedings.

R v NM

Successfully represented a Senior Doctor pre-charge in respect of an alleged multi-million pound fraud against the NHS. After intense defence preparation and preparation of a full bundle of defence evidence, no further action was taken against the client. The client faced a joint regulatory and police prosecution, and both investigations were discontinued.


Represented a vulnerable adult in a DWP criminal fraud investigation. Following negotiations and pre-charge representations, we persuaded the DWP to discontinue the criminal investigation and not to press formal charges against the client.


Holborn Adams successfully defended a serious pension fraud investigation. The DWP/CPS accepted Holborn Adams’ pre-charge representations. The client avoided criminal prosecution and further investigation.

R v HK

Successfully represented a high-net-worth client on allegations of racism and threats to kill. Following our early intervention, which included gathering key defence material, the client avoided police arrest and we persuaded the police and CPS not to make formal criminal charges. The client was able to retain his right to travel to the United States and Canada without restriction.

R v DW

Represented a client pre-charge in respect of an allegation of rape. Following immediate representations about the quality of the prosecution evidence, no further action was taken against the client and the matter was formally marked ‘NFA’ (No Further Action) by the police.

R v JS

Successfully represented client on allegations of racial and threatening behaviour. Following pre-charge representations to the Reviewing Lawyer at the CPS and collating witness evidence, we persuaded the CPS that there was insufficient evidence to make a formal charge and no further action was taken.

R v CM

Represented a client investigated for an alleged serious assault. After extensive pre-charge preparation, which entailed collating witness evidence and early representations, no further action was taken.

R v SA

Successfully represented a Doctor pre-charge in relation to an allegation of domestic violence. Representations made on behalf of the client resulted in no further action being taken and no General Medical Council intervention.


At Holborn Adams, we pride ourselves on tailoring our service to fit around our clients, as well as our ability to take the strain away as much as possible. That's why it's so incredibly important to us when we get such positive feedback. Below is a selection of some of our most recent testimonials from our clients.

“Adam Rasul is a tremendously impressive and affable lawyer whom I would not hesitate to recommend for any corporate or financial crime matter.” – Guy Williams, Senior Clerk 25 Bedford Row

“I would like to thank Natasha, Adam and Chris for the excellent job they did on my case. I really appreciate it and feel that without their input this wouldn’t have been a positive result.” – Client

“I would like to say a huge thank you for all your time and effort which has led to a very positive outcome. Your friendly, down to earth and non judgmental approach was much appreciated.” – Client

“We made the best decision in choosing Holborn Adams to represent our son and we would have no hesitation in recommending Holborn Adams or using the Firm again if ever we needed to.” – Client

“Holborn Adams were my first port of call when I had a court summons over a speeding offence arrive on my doorstep. Their seamless professional approach and attention to detail soon negated most of my initial worries. The legal process from first contact to the court hearing was handled diligently and open communications were maintained throughout. The team at Holborn Adams helped me first and foremost retain my driving licence but also helped me leave the court with the best possible outcome regarding financial and documented penalty. I would wholeheartedly recommend the team who will soon put your mind at ease.” – Client