George Kampanella Associate Solicitor

Languages

  • English - English
  • ελληνικά - Greek, Modern

Office location

Tottenham

430-436 High Road, N17 9JB

Tel: 020 8808 0774

Summary

George Kampanella was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales in 1997.Having joined the renowned team of expert criminal defence lawyers at EBR Attridge LLP in 2009, George defends clients facing any one of a broad spectrum of criminal charges brought before the Courts each year by law enforcement agencies such as the Metropolitan Police, HM Revenue and Customs, National Crime Agency and the Police Central e-Crimes Unit and the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Additionally, George specialises in advising EBR Attridge LLP’s clients currently under active criminal investigation or those having been charged with committing an offence(s) relating to Confiscation Proceedings. He possesses a high degree of expertise in complex, high value money laundering and confiscation matters and has secured excellent results for his many clients in cases involving multi million pound allegations.

George Kampanella is a member of the Criminal Litigation Scheme and therefore able to provide consummate legal advice to individuals who have been arrested for allegedly committing any type of criminal offence. He also holds Higher Rights of Audience in criminal proceedings. George provides free legal advice 24 hours a day to clients held for questioning at any police station in and around Central London and boroughs within the Greater London area as well as at police stations in Middlesex, Herts and Essex.

A highly seasoned and accomplished Criminal Defence Lawyer, George's professional achievements include having provided criminal defence services to high profile cases, several of which are regarded as notable cases, attracting media coverage nationally and internationally. George has actively dealt with, some of which have run into months and sometimes years of methodical preparation and can be found in the experience section.

George has developed a strong and very loyal client following, over his many years of practice. This is due to the high level of commitment and attention to detail demonstrated in every criminal case in which he is instructed upon to prepare an expert criminal defence. His calm and professional attitude towards the clients he represents won’t go unnoticed. It goes without saying, George is always willing to go that extra mile for any client that instructs him, leaving no stone unturned and definitely someone to have on your side to fight your corner.

Contact George Kampanella

George can be contacted on 0208 808 0774 or via e-mail georgekampanella@ebrattridge.com to discuss how he together with his team members at EBR Attridge LLP may be of service

Experience

R v P & Ors George represented a client who was charged with Conspiracy to Supply unlicensed pharmaceuticals into the UK, totalling in excess of £12 million pounds. The case involved an international element, including the alleged setting up of websites, companies and other facilities to cater for “Streamline” payment services. The case was particularly complex due to the vast amount of evidence served, which involved in excess of 23,000 pages, including electronic data of client and alleged co-conspirators bank accounts, which the Crown alleged were used to launder vast amounts of money.

R v. Q & Ors This was a very high value advance fee and mortgage fraud involving over 22 defendants. Individuals were split up into separate mortgage trials. The alleged fraud exceeded £15 million. The Crown alleged the operation involved mortgage brokers and financial advisors. D was accused of providing false details in order to obtain a mortgage. The Crown alleged he had close links with brokers and was therefore part of a major conspiracy to defraud banks and building societies.

R v. C & Ors D, a Columbian National, faced charges of Money Laundering (over £10 million) after her husband was charged with the importation of class A drugs. This case was one of the largest investigations carried out by HMC&E. The evidence gathered by Customs included well over 38,000 pages of evidence, consisting of witness statements, mobile phone schedules, bank account documents, and other material relating to the case. Prosecution evidence included undercover video static surveillance running into hundreds of hours. It was always the defence’s view that the evidence against D was circumstantial and following strong legal arguments by Defence Counsel, the matter against D was discontinued.

R v. G & Ors D was accused and charged with Evasion of HM Customs and Excise duty following a raid on a factory in the East End of London believed to be a distillery making vodka. The evasion ran into thousands of pounds. The case involved undercover surveillance spanning over 2-3 weeks. Following various legal arguments concerning disclosure of further evidence, the case collapsed and did not proceed to trial.

R v. S & Ors S, a foreign national, was charged together with 12 others with Conspiracy to Supply Arms and Ammunition. It was alleged the arms were to be smuggled into Britain from Serbia for the purpose of selling them to various terrorist organisations. D was accused of being a member of an organised crime group. The case involved many months of undercover surveillance, facial mapping, and complex DNA evidence. The case did not proceed to trial due to disclosure issues following various legal arguments put forward to the Trial Judge.

R v. D & Ors D was accused of being concerned in a wide scale Conspiracy to steal motorcars. The method used (known as “car ringing”) involved the infiltration of a well-known car manufacturer’s security car key security system. It was alleged that high valued luxury cars were stolen by the use of a duplicate key. The cars were then stripped of their identity and replaced with false particulars mirrored from other cars baring legitimate details (through alteration of the VIN number unique to that car).

R v. Y & Ors: This was a wide scale HMC&E prosecution involving Accountants and other professionals accused of money laundering and VAT fraud valued in excess of £12 million. The case involved complex accounting issues and computer related evidence, which was vital to the prosecution case. It was necessary for the Defence to rely on their own expert to refute and weaken the crown’s evidence. The VAT element of the case involved the bypassing of VAT payable on mobile phone duty. It was alleged that customers would be charged VAT, but it was alleged this was not paid to Revenue & Customs.

 

 

Latest case studies

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Testimonials

“I am hugely indebted to Mr Kampanella for his professionalism and legal support. Without Mr Kampanella's expert support I would have certainly lost my job and career - I can't recommend him highly enough to any professional whose career is at risk as mine was.'

AJ”

 

‘George Kampanella guided me through the process of Court expertly and with a kindly and calming manner’ JMS Lt RN

George Kampanella is a remarkably talented, efficient and hard-working solicitor who is willing to go that extra mile for every client. A calm and confident professional whose thorough and methodical approach achieves the best possible results. His incredible eye for detail and excellent levels of preparation means he approaches cases with dedication and passion always ensuring the client feels supported and satisfied at every stage - a tremendous team player and someone to have on your side!Mary was George's client

I have known and worked with George Kampanella for many years. He specialises in the more complicated cases, which often require Expert evidence. George always takes the time to fully understand the implications of such evidence and any requirements for further esoteric information the expert may need to complete instructions. The result is that, whether the expert is needed to give live evidence, the case has solid foundations on which to proceed. David Brown (Forensic Hand Writing Expert)

 "If you want a courteous, knowledgeable, trustworthy and always available for you lawyer then George Kampanella is the person for the job. He kept me informed on every step of the way. He was able to answer every question about my case with great knowledge and expertise. He was very professional and he really did care about my case. All I can say is that I’m sure glad he was on my side  Highly recommended." K.S.

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