Insurance surgery: A new regime – New Law Journal

Posted October 23rd, 2014 in bills, contracts, damages, disclosure, fraud, insurance, news, warranties by sally

‘The Insurance Bill may alter centuries old law on disclosure by commercial policyholders, warranties & remedies for fraud & place more emphasis on active underwriting, says James Deacon.’

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New Law Journal, 23rd October 2014

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Fake Chelsea footballer Medi Abalimba jailed for posing as Gael Kakuta – The Independent

Posted October 23rd, 2014 in fraud, news, sentencing, sport by sally

‘A failed footballer who enjoyed a champagne lifestyle by pretending to be a Chelsea player has been jailed for four years for a £163,000 fraud.’

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The Independent, 22nd October 2014

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Vice Prosecutor, Magistrate of the Judicial Order, France v Charbit – WLR Daily

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in extradition, fraud, law reports by sally

Vice Prosecutor, Magistrate of the Judicial Order, France v Charbit [2014] WLR (D) 425

‘An annex could not form part of a European arrest warrant for the purposes of section 2 of the Extradition Act 2003.’

WLR Daily, 14th October 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Versloot Dredging BV and another v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG – WLR Daily

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in appeals, fraud, insurance, law reports, proportionality by sally

Versloot Dredging BV and another v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG [2014] EWCA Civ 1349; [2014] WLR (D) 433

‘The rule that a fraudulent insurance claim deprived the insured of any right to recover anything applied also to fraudulent devices, namely, the making of statements which were known by the insured to be untrue or which were made recklessly, not caring whether they were true or false, in support of a claim honestly believed by him to be good both as to liability and amount.’

WLR Daily, 16th October 2014

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Scott (Appellant) v Southern Pacific Mortgages Limited (Respondents) – Supreme Court

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in appeals, fraud, law reports, mortgages, Supreme Court by sally

Scott (Appellant) v Southern Pacific Mortgages Limited (Respondents) [2014] UKSC 52 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 22nd October 2014

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Cameron takes action on terrorism funding in charity sector through new law – The Independent

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in bills, charities, fraud, news, tax avoidance, terrorism by sally

‘David Cameron has awarded extra powers and £8 million to a charity watchdog in an effort to “confront the menace of extremism” posed by bogus charities that divert cash to terrorism and other criminal activity.’

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The Independent, 22nd October 2014

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Cognitive Deficit, Capacity And Quantum: A fresh look at how to approach cognitive deficit in PI claims – Zenith PI Blog

Posted October 21st, 2014 in appeals, citizenship, fraud, learning difficulties, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The Court of Appeal found a significant cognitive deficit, and consequent lack of capacity, notwithstanding recent evidence of minimal cognitive dysfunction, resulting in damages of equivalent to £2.3 million on a full liability basis.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 21st October 2014

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Tchenguiz v Director of the Serious Fraud Office and others – WLR DAily

Posted October 17th, 2014 in appeals, civil procedure rules, fraud, law reports, practice directions by tracey

Tchenguiz v Director of the Serious Fraud Office and others: [2014] EWCA Civ 1333; [2014] WLR (D) 427

‘It was very difficult for the Court of Appeal to deal with the dispatch of its business if it was faced with excessively lengthy skeleton arguments. What was required was a careful and concise summary of the points that were intended to be addressed.’

WLR Daily, 13th October 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Cellar slave girl: Salford couple must pay victim £100,000 – BBC News

‘A deaf girl from Pakistan kept as a slave for nine years by a millionaire couple from Salford is to receive £100,000 in compensation.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2014

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Pilot jailed for £30m mortgage fraud – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2014 in accountants, conspiracy, fraud, mortgages, news, sentencing, solicitors by sally

‘A former Virgin Atlantic pilot has been jailed for 14 years for committing a £30m mortgage fraud in Berkshire.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2014

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Virgin pilot jailed for £30 million mortgage fraud – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 14th, 2014 in accountants, conspiracy, corruption, fraud, gambling, news, solicitors by sally

‘A former Virgin Atlantic pilot who blew a fortune on the gaming tables of Las Vegas has been jailed for 14-years after being convicted of orchestrating an audacious £30 million mortgage fraud.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th October 2014

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Jail for masterminds of £21m pyramid scheme with 10,000 victims – The Independent

Posted October 14th, 2014 in consumer protection, fraud, news, retrials, sentencing by sally

‘Two “greedy” women who masterminded a £21m get-rich-quick pyramid scheme that fleeced at least 10,000 victims wept yesterday as they were jailed for six months.’

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The Independent, 13th October 2014

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Court lifts £1.6m freezing order against City solicitor – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 10th, 2014 in fiduciary duty, fraud, freezing injunctions, news, solicitors by sally

‘The High Court has lifted a £1.6m freezing order against a solicitor after declaring that it was based ‘on the flimsiest foundations’.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th October 2014

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Warnings of “US-style penalties” for corporate economic crimes as new sentencing guidelines come into force – OUT-LAW.com

‘Firms operating in England and Wales should be prepared for tougher penalties in cases of fraud, bribery and money laundering now that new sentencing guidelines have come into force, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th October 2014

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Man jailed for making fake detectors he claimed could find Madeleine McCann – The Guardian

Posted October 6th, 2014 in explosives, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for making bogus bomb detectors that he claimed could find missing Madeleine McCann.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2014

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Fake bomb detector husband jailed for three years – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2014 in fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who claimed plastic devices he made in his garden shed could detect bombs and find missing Madeleine McCann has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2014

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Criminal extradited from Spain and jailed for non-payment of UK Confiscation Order – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Martin Hickman, who was convicted in relation to the illegal sale and supply of medicinal products in 2009, has been extradited from Spain and jailed for 10 years after failure to pay a confiscation order made against him in 2012 at Southwark Crown Court.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 2nd October 2014

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Fraud, bribery and money laundering offences guideline comes into effect – Sentencing Council

Posted October 2nd, 2014 in bribery, Crown Court, fraud, magistrates, money laundering, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Following a period of training and implementation the definitive guideline on fraud, bribery and money laundering offences came into effect on 1 October 2014.’

Versions for the Crown Court and magistrates’ courts

Sentencing Council, 1st October 2014

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

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UK court annuls 180 Italian divorces registered to Maidenhead mailbox – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2014 in divorce, family courts, fraud, Italy, news by tracey

‘Maidenhead might, until this week, have claimed to be the divorce capital of Italy. One hundred and eighty Italian couples whose marriages were dissolved through fictitious residence in the Berkshire town have now had their divorces annulled by a British judge. The conspiracy to circumvent the slow-moving Italian judicial system was formally ended on Tuesday by the president of the family division of the high court, Sir James Munby.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2014

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To Absent Friends…Part II – RTA Fraud – Zenith PI Blog

Posted September 30th, 2014 in fraud, insurance, mental health, news by tracey

‘Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Ltd v Thumber [2014] EWHC 3051 (QB). It is worth spending a short time looking at some of the comments made by the judge. By way of a refresher, this was a road traffic accident involving a vehicle valued at £6,000, with credit hire charges of £130,000. The claim was found to be fraudulent, with the Claimant sentenced, in his absence, to 12 months imprisonment, following committal proceedings commenced by the Defendant insurer.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 29th September 2014

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

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