Solicitor who forged bank statements and QC’s opinion struck off – Legal Futures

Posted November 7th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, forgery, news, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor has been struck off after taking hundreds of thousands of pounds in client money and covering his tracks by forging a host of documents – from bank statements to building regulations certificates – and also falsifying leading counsel’s opinion.’

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Legal Futures, 7th November 2016

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Solicitor banned for nine-fold overcharging of deceased clients – Law Society Gazette

Posted October 24th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, forgery, news, solicitors by michael

‘A solicitor who misappropriated money from deceased clients’ estates over several years and created a ‘work of fiction’ to confuse investigators has been struck off.”

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Law Society Gazette, 24th October 2016

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Dianne Spragg jailed for stealing £79k from legal clients – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2016 in cheques, forgery, fraud, law firms, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A legal secretary who stole nearly £79,000 from vulnerable clients and spent it on shopping sprees has been jailed for two and a half years.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2016

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Alan and Helen Knight jailed over fake coma court con – BBC News

‘A man who faked being in a coma for two years to avoid a fraud trial has been jailed along with his wife for trying to con the courts.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2015

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Solicitor who forged client’s signature on witness statement struck off – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who forged his client’s signature on a witness statement has been struck off, even though the client himself expressed surprise that disciplinary action had been taken.’

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Legal Futures, 24th September 2015

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SDT throws out allegations of forgery against fee-earner – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has thrown out charges brought by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) against a non-qualified fee-earner, deciding he had no case to answer and that the regulator should pay costs as a reminder to keep cases under review as they progress.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd September 2015

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Challenging fraudulent judgments – Radcliffe Chambers

Posted July 28th, 2015 in evidence, expert witnesses, forgery, fraud, news, setting aside by sally

‘To set aside a judgment on the grounds of fraud, is it necessary to show that the evidence of fraud was unavailable at the trial and could not have been obtained with reasonablediligence? In May 2015, two High Court Judges gave totally contradictory answers to this question. ‘

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Radcliffe Chambers, 15th June 2015

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Broadmoor nurse who sold stories about killers is jailed – BBC News

‘A mental health nurse at Broadmoor hospital who sold stories about patients has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2015

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Woman sentenced for pretending to be a barrister – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 19th, 2015 in forgery, impersonating a barrister, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former Guildford Borough Councillor has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to forging her qualifications and claiming to be a qualified barrister.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th June 2015

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Head Sian Harkin admits fraud, theft and forgery – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2015 in forgery, fraud, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, teachers, theft by tracey

‘A head teacher who tried to defraud her school of £30,000 to help a builder working on her house has been jailed for a year.’

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BBC News, 30th April 2015

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Swift 1st Ltd v Chief Land Registrar – WLR Daily

Swift 1st Ltd v Chief Land Registrar [2015] EWCA Civ 330; [2015] WLR (D) 167

‘The proprietor of a registered charge which turned out to have been a forged disposition was entitled to payment by way of indemnity under Schedule 8 to the Land Registration Act 2002 in circumstances where the registered proprietor and rightful owner of the property was in actual occupation at the date of the disposition.’

WLR Daily, 1st April 2015

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Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences) Act 2015 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 2nd, 2015 in documents, forgery, legislation by sally

Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences) Act 2015 published

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A4e staff jailed for DWP back-to-work training fraud – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2015 in conspiracy, employment, forgery, fraud, government departments, news, sentencing by sally

‘Six employees at a back-to-work recruitment company have been jailed for a fraud that saw them falsely claim almost £300,000.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2015

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Abattoir boss fined £8,000 over horsemeat charges – The Guardian

Posted March 24th, 2015 in fines, food, forgery, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A slaughterhouse boss has become the first person to be sentenced in connection with the horsemeat scandal that rocked British supermarkets in 2013.’

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2015

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Former Royal Navy chef jailed over £1m ‘fake’ sea bass scam – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 30th, 2015 in food, forgery, fraud, news, sentencing, trade descriptions by sally

‘Judge brands £1.1 million fraud a ‘scandal’ after it is revealed Michael Redhead sold 400,000 packs of a cheaper oriental perch to Iceland.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2015

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Court of Appeal: BSB official “blind to any sense of fairness” in disciplinary prosecution – Legal Futures

‘The Court of Appeal has criticised in the strongest language the behaviour of an official at the Bar Standards Board (BSB) responsible for “subverting the rules” on disclosure.’

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Legal Futures, 21st January 2015

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Couple who faked son’s blindness for insurance claim are jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2014 in forgery, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, sentencing by sally

‘Former soldier Jeremy Jones and his wife Sally Anne Jones are given 12 months in prison after claiming their son had been blinded in one eye falling off his bike.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2014

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Nurse faked having baby by ‘borrowing’ friend’s child – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in birth, forgery, fraud, imprisonment, news, nurses, sentencing by sally

‘Court hears how Charmaine Wilson tricked Liam Griffiths into believing drunken one-night stand led to the birth of a baby boy’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2014

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‘Quadriplegic’ conman Alan Knight jailed for four and a half years – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2014 in disabled persons, forgery, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A fraudster who allegedly pretended to be a quadriplegic and in a coma for two years to evade justice has been jailed for four and a half years.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2014

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Mother prosecuted for forging document to win daughter school place – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in education, fines, forgery, news, sentencing by sally

‘Lura Pacheco, 34, was fined £500 and sentenced to 100 hours’ community service after first prosecution for ‘education tourism’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2014

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