Takhar v Gracefield Developments Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted May 21st, 2015 in evidence, fraud, judgments, law reports, setting aside by sally

Takhar v Gracefield Developments Ltd [2015] EWHC 1276 (Ch); [2015] WLR (D) 206

‘A judgment could be set aside for fraud even if the new evidence could reasonably have been obtained for the original trial.’

WLR Daily, 6th May 2015

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Fraudster ‘Fast Eddie’ ordered to pay £13.5m – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 21st, 2015 in compensation, confiscation, fines, fraud, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘The self-styled ‘Lord’ Davenport’s fine is over criminal profits he made selling London mansion used for sex parties.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st May 2015

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Women in prison equals children without mothers, say justice groups – The Independent

‘12,000 women are sentenced each year in the UK – leaving about 20,000 children without mothers, according to Women in Prison’

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The Independent, 16th May 2015

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Local authority prosecutes housing association tenant for unlawful subletting – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 13th, 2015 in benefits, fraud, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news by tracey

‘Enfield Council is claiming to have become the first local authority nationally to have used the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 to successfully prosecute a housing association tenant for unlawful subletting.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th May 2015

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Millionaire businessman wins gagging order over alleged sex parties – Daily Telegraph

‘A multi-millionaire businessman has won a permanent ban on a former friend and business colleague from exposing details of alleged sex and drugs parties.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th May 2015

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Housekeeper jailed for stealing antiques and artwork from employer – The Guardian

Posted May 8th, 2015 in employment, fraud, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A former showjumper who stole antiques and art including a Picasso sketch and Ben Nicholson painting from a countess while working as her housekeeper has been jailed for three years.’

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The Guardian, 7th May 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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Jetivia SA and another (Appellants) v Bilta (UK) Limited and others (Respondents) – Supreme Court

Jetivia SA and another (Appellants) v Bilta (UK) Limited and others (Respondents) [2015] UKSC 23 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 22nd April 2015

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R v GH (Respondent) – Supreme Court

R v GH (Respondent) [2015] UKSC 24 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 22nd April 2015

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Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) and others v Nazir and others (No 2) (Revenue and Customs Commissioners intervening) – WLR Daily

Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) and others v Nazir and others (No 2) (Revenue and Customs Commissioners intervening) [2015] UKSC 23; [2015] WLR (D) 182

‘The defence of ex turpi causa non oritur actio is not available to company directors in a claim by the company for conspiracy to defraud the company because the directors’ conduct cannot be attributed to the company in the context of its claim for a breach of the directors’ duties. Section 213 of the Insolvency Act 1986 has extra territorial effect and can be invoked against the directors.’

WLR Daily, 22nd April 2015

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Regina v GH – WLR Daily

Posted April 30th, 2015 in appeals, fraud, law reports, money laundering, proceeds of crime, Supreme Court by sally

Regina v GH [2015] UKSC 24; [2015] WLR (D) 178

‘A person who opened bank accounts which he knew or suspected would then be used by a fraudster to deposit money which the latter hoped to obtain from victims could be charged with entering into an arrangement to facilitate the retention of criminal property, contrary to section 328(1) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, even though there was no criminal property until after victims’ money had been paid into the accounts.’

WLR Daily, 22nd April 2015

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Civil fraud Update – Park Square Barristers

Posted April 29th, 2015 in fraud, news by sally

‘Following Matthew Smith’s recent seminar ‘Fraud Update’, the following is a summary of the changes over the past 12 months which practitioners in the field of civil fraud are likely to find useful.’

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Park Square Barrister, 25th April 2015

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Disbarred barrister jailed for defrauding parents of SEN children – Legal Futures

Posted April 27th, 2015 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A disbarred barrister was jailed for fraud last week after taking money from the parents of children with special educational needs but failing to appear at court.’

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Legal Futures, 27th April 2015

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Judge who disqualified Tower Hamlets mayor leads drive to reform election law – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2015 in complaints, elections, fraud, judges, local government, news by sally

‘The judge who disqualified Lutfur Rahman is one of the country’s leading electoral law practitioners and has handed down previous, scathing judgments resulting in councillors being removed from office.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2015

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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.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th April 2015

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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.”’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd April 2015

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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.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2015

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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 .’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2015

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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.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th April 2015

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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.’

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Park Square Barristers, 31st March 2015

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