Public and private law wrongs are not the same – Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘ Tchenguiz v. Director of the Serious Fraud Office [2014] EWCA Civ 472, 15 April 2014. This judgment is a neat illustration of how important it is to keep the concepts of public law and private law unlawfulness separate – they do not necessarily have the same legal consequences.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th April 2014

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Fraudster jailed for £4m boiler room scam – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2014 in conspiracy, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘John Curtin, one of five conspirators convicted for their roles in a £4 million boiler room scam, was jailed for three years yesterday. The 38 year old was the last of the five conspirators to be jailed. Brian James O’Brien, Lynne Jane D’Albertson, James Py and Damien Rodney Smith were sentenced in 2012.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th April 2014

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Paul Schmidt jailed for neglecting elderly mother – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for 20 months for neglecting his elderly mother and defrauding her of thousands of pounds.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2014

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R v O’Brien (Appellant) – Supreme Court

R v O’Brien (Appellant) [2014] UKSC 23 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 2nd April 2014

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Fraudster spent 20 years pretending to be a barrister and brain surgeon – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 2nd, 2014 in barristers, forgery, fraud, news by sally

‘Serial conman Amir Saleem was eventually caught out when he successfully represented a client in court and won, despite having no legal qualifications.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2014

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Facebook status used to catch Exeter benefits cheat – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2014 in benefits, fraud, internet, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A married benefits cheat who swindled £65,000 by claiming she was a single mother was caught after investigators checked her Facebook status, Exeter Crown Court has heard.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2014

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G4S repays UK government £108.9m after tagging scandal – BBC News

‘Troubled security firm G4S has agreed to repay £108.9m plus tax to the UK government after overcharging on contracts to tag offenders.’

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BBC News, 12th March 2014

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Carer disguised herself as 81-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer to steal £22,000 from pensioner – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2014 in abuse of position of trust, carers, elderly, fraud, identity fraud, news, theft by tracey

‘A carer tried to disguise herself as an 81-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer in a bid to steal £22,000 from a pensioner’s bank account.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2014

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Solicitor coroner struck off over £2m theft from clients to fund lavish lifestyle – Legal Futures

Posted March 12th, 2014 in compensation, costs, disciplinary procedures, executors, fraud, news, solicitors, theft, wills by tracey

‘A Gloucestershire solicitor who also served as the county’s coroner has been struck off after taking nearly £2m from clients to fund an extravagant lifestyle.’

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Legal Futures, 11th March 2014

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Senior police officer faces jail after fraud scam – Daily Telegraph

‘A senior police officer has been sacked and could face a jail sentence after she was caught scamming high street stores out of hundreds of pounds. Tanya Brookes was a chief inspector at Surrey Police when she committed “an extensive range of petty frauds” against household names including The White Company and Boots.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2014

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The prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013: What will it do? – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted March 10th, 2014 in fraud, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news by sally

‘This presentation considers the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act (―the Act‖), which came into force on 15 October 2013, from a practical perspective. A brief background to the Act will be set out below at paragraphs 3 to 7 along with the intended effects. There will then follow an examination of the provisions of the Act and an evaluation of its likely future impact and use, particularly on and by local authorities and housing associations.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 28th February 2014

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Reshaping Justice – Speech by The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice

Posted March 6th, 2014 in charities, civil justice, Crown Court, fraud, judges, rule of law, speeches by tracey

‘It is a pleasure and a privilege to have been asked to give this short address tonight. It is an important time for both Justice the organisation and for our justice system. With that in mind I want to focus on what I have described in the title as “Reshaping Justice”.’

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Judiciary of England & Wales, 4th March 2014

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Bringing bankers to book – BBC Law in Action

Posted March 5th, 2014 in banking, fraud, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Why have no senior bankers been prosecuted for their role in the financial crisis? And should companies be able to avoid criminal prosecution by making a deal with a judge about how they work in future? The man who runs the Serious Fraud Office will be in the Law In Action studio to answer those questions and more as the programme returns for a new series.’

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BBC Law in Action, 4th March 2014

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Fake barrister struck off after complaints – Daily Telegraph

‘Yvonne Turley, 50, who claimed to be an employment law specialist, held meetings with her clients in McDonalds’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2014

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Fraudulent non-disclosure: the latest Chapter – Family Law Week

‘Sarah Foreman, a solicitor at Vardags, analyses the Court of Appeal judgment in Sharland v. Sharland.’

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Family Law Week, 28th February 2014

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Robber Brian James Waite jailed after seven years on run – BBC News

Posted March 3rd, 2014 in escape from custody, fraud, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A convicted robber who sparked an international search has been sentenced to more than nine years in jail.’

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BBC News, 1st March 2014

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John Jenkins: Aylesbury conman builder jailed in absence – BBC News

Posted February 26th, 2014 in construction industry, fraud, news, sentencing, warrants by tracey

‘A builder who conned a “vulnerable and lonely” Hertfordshire widow out of £532,695 has been jailed for six years in his absence.’

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BBC News, 26th February 2014

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Stephen Worton jailed for £58,000 benefits fraud – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2014 in benefits, fraud, news, sentencing, social security by sally

‘A benefits cheat filmed riding an elephant in India, walking unaided and getting into a van while claiming he was too ill to work has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2014

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Court of Appeal puts law firm in the dock after being duped in mortgage fraud – Legal Futures

Posted February 25th, 2014 in appeals, conveyancing, fraud, law firms, mortgages, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has overturned a ruling which excused from liability a law firm which was duped into releasing £150,000 of mortgage funds.’

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Legal Futures, 25th February 2014

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Pension Liberation Fraud: The New Kid On The Block – Six Pump Court

Posted February 24th, 2014 in fraud, news, pensions by sally

‘Having a pension fund itself would make most people happy, but liberating one makes it sound even more enticing and for some poor people, too enticing by half as they fall victim to the new fraud which is in vogue at the moment, pension liberation.’

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Six Pump Court, 20th February 2014

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