Supreme Court seeks review of ‘illegality defence’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 24th, 2015 in agency, fraud, illegality, news, Supreme Court, taxation by sally

‘Some of the UK’s most senior judges have said it is necessary to review how the so-called ‘illegality defence’ should be applied.’

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 24th April 2015

Source: www.out-law.com

Comments Off on Supreme Court seeks review of ‘illegality defence’ – OUT-LAW.com

Supreme Court: the common law working out illegality defence – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 24th, 2015 in agency, fraud, illegality, news, Supreme Court, taxation by sally

‘Nigel Farage is quoted yesterday as preferring immigrants to be Australians and Indians rather than EU citizens, because they probably speak English and “understand common law.”’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd April 2015

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off on Supreme Court: the common law working out illegality defence – UK Human Rights Blog

Neil Moore: Con artist jailed for escaping from prison by sending staff a fake email – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2015 in escape from custody, fraud, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘A con artist has been jailed after he made an “ingenious” escape from prison by sending staff a fake email saying he had been granted bail.’

Full story

The Independent, 20th April 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off on Neil Moore: Con artist jailed for escaping from prison by sending staff a fake email – The Independent

Tax fraudster who built Buckingham Palace-style mansion ordered to pay back £2.2m – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2015 in fraud, news, Pakistan, proceeds of crime, tax evasion by sally

‘Businessman Mohammed Suleman Khan – who built mansion in native Pakistan with UK taxpayers’ money – faces further 10 years in prison if he fails to hand over cash .’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on Tax fraudster who built Buckingham Palace-style mansion ordered to pay back £2.2m – Daily Telegraph

Satellite litigation warning as new fundamental dishonesty rule comes into force – Litigation Futures

‘The new rule on fundamental dishonesty in personal injury actions, which comes into force today under section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, brings with it “a lot of potential for satellite litigation”, a leading defence lawyer has warned.’

Full story

Litigation Futures, 13th April 2015

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Comments Off on Satellite litigation warning as new fundamental dishonesty rule comes into force – Litigation Futures

Personal injury claims: cases of fundamental dishonesty – Park Square Barristers

Posted April 7th, 2015 in fraud, inducements, news, personal injuries by sally

‘On 12 February 2015, the Criminal Injuries and Courts Act 2015 received royal assent. Buried in the midst of this legislation are 5 sections which address issues of significant importance and interest to personal injury (PI) lawyers – cases of fundamental dishonesty and inducements.’

Full story

Park Square Barristers, 31st March 2015

Source: www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

Comments Off on Personal injury claims: cases of fundamental dishonesty – Park Square Barristers

Chester ‘cash-for-crash’ bus fraud: Ringleader convicted – BBC News

Posted April 7th, 2015 in conspiracy, fraud, gangs, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The ringleader of a gang who ran a “cash-for-crash” scam involving bus passengers has been convicted of fraud.’

Full story

BBC News, 2nd April 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Chester ‘cash-for-crash’ bus fraud: Ringleader convicted – BBC News

Pleadings and putting to proof – an update – Park Square Barristers

Posted April 2nd, 2015 in appeals, fraud, insurance, news, road traffic, striking out by sally

‘An appeal case from the High Court has clarified the position post-Hussain v Amin Charters in respect of road traffic insurers putting claimants to proof due to concerns about fraud.’

Full story

Park Square Barristers, 31st March 2015

Source: www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

Comments Off on Pleadings and putting to proof – an update – Park Square Barristers

The Cat’s Out of the Bag: legal advice privilege and the risks of being caught with a divorce lawyer – Family Law Week

‘Samuel Littlejohns, pupil at 1 Hare Court, examines whether the very fact that a party consulted a lawyer at a given time is privileged information, and the practical consequences of this for practitioners.’

Full story

Family Law Week, 27th March 2015

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Comments Off on The Cat’s Out of the Bag: legal advice privilege and the risks of being caught with a divorce lawyer – Family Law Week

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.’

Full story

BBC News, 31st March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Regina v Quillan and others – WLR Daily

Regina v Quillan and others [2015] EWCA Crim 538; [2015] WLR (D) 144

‘If it was likely that a judge would need to make a ruling on a question of law relating to a criminal trial, it would usually be better to order a preparatory hearing before the start of the trial rather than having to make such a ruling after the jury had been sworn and the trial commenced, when any appeal against such a ruling by the Crown would require an undertaking that the defendant was entitled to be acquitted if the appeal failed.’

WLR Daily, 25th March

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Comments Off on Regina v Quillan and others – WLR Daily

Former solicitor is told he should be ‘grateful’ that vigilante paedophile hunter caught him – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2015 in attempts, child abuse, fraud, internet, news, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘Martin Currier, 51, went to meet a 13-year-old girl he met online but was confronted by famed paedophile vigilante Stinson Hunter who reported him to police.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on Former solicitor is told he should be ‘grateful’ that vigilante paedophile hunter caught him – Daily Telegraph

Struck off and now disbarred: lawyer who defrauded the Law Society – Legal Futures

‘A former solicitor and non-practising barrister who was convicted of a string of offences – including assaulting two police officers and defrauding the Law Society of £23,000 while a member of its council – has been disbarred two months after she was struck off the roll of solicitors.’

Full story

Legal Futures, 27th March 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Comments Off on Struck off and now disbarred: lawyer who defrauded the Law Society – Legal Futures

The Insurance Act 2015: practical changes for insurers to consider – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 25th, 2015 in contracts, disclosure, fraud, insurance, Law Commission, legislation, news, Scotland by sally

‘The 2015 Insurance Act will, subject to an 18-month transition period, introduce what the UK government has described as “the biggest reform to insurance contract law in more than a century”.’

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, March 2015

Source: www.out-law.com

Comments Off on The Insurance Act 2015: practical changes for insurers to consider – OUT-LAW.com

New sentencing measures to take effect next month – Ministry of Justice

‘A series of tougher sentencing measures, new criminal offences and a more balanced judicial review system will come into force when the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 takes effect on 13 April.’

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 20th March 2015

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Comments Off on New sentencing measures to take effect next month – Ministry of Justice

Cambridge University bursar jailed for stealing £300,000 to fund bingo addiction – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2015 in accountants, false accounting, fraud, gambling, news, sentencing, theft, universities by sally

‘A woman who stole nearly £300,000 from one of Cambridge’s most famous colleges as she squandered more than £6 million on bingo has been jailed.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on Cambridge University bursar jailed for stealing £300,000 to fund bingo addiction – Daily Telegraph

Golf champ Alan Bannister jailed for £26,000 benefit fraud – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2015 in benefits, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A champion golfer who claimed £26,000 in benefits saying he was too ill to walk but played the sport regularly has been jailed for six months.’

Full story

BBC News, 12th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Golf champ Alan Bannister jailed for £26,000 benefit fraud – BBC News

Judge expresses anger at “flagrant non-compliance” with Commercial Court rules on pleadings – Litigation Futures

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in barristers, codes of practice, costs, fraud, news, penalties, pleadings, time limits by sally

‘A High Court judge has handed out a tongue-lashing and a costs penalty over a party’s failure to stick to the rules governing the length and content of statements of claim laid down in the Commercial Court Guide.’

Full story

Litigation Futures, 23rd February 2015

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Comments Off on Judge expresses anger at “flagrant non-compliance” with Commercial Court rules on pleadings – Litigation Futures

HSBC should face UK criminal charges, says former public prosecutor – The Guardian

‘HSBC’s Swiss arm is potentially open to a range of criminal charges in Britain because there is “credible evidence” that it has had a role in enabling tax evasion, according to a former director of public prosecutions.’

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd February 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on HSBC should face UK criminal charges, says former public prosecutor – The Guardian

ATE insurer not estopped from avoiding policy, High Court rules – Litigation Futures

Posted February 19th, 2015 in costs, estoppel, fraud, insolvency, insurance, misrepresentation, news by sally

‘After-the-event (ATE) insurer Temple Legal Protection was not estopped from avoiding payment on a policy after a fraudulent misrepresentation, the High Court has ruled.’

Full story

Litigation Futures, 18th February 2015

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Comments Off on ATE insurer not estopped from avoiding policy, High Court rules – Litigation Futures