‘Globe-trotting granny’ angler netted £45k in benefit claims – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 23rd, 2015 in benefits, fraud, news, sentencing, social security, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Benefit cheat Heather Rimmer, 61 flew to exotic oceans to reel in the giant fish while claiming she was too ill to work.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2015

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Courts given stronger powers to strike out ‘fundamentally dishonest’ claims, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 18th, 2015 in fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, striking out by sally

‘Courts in England and Wales now have the power to strike out personal injury claims in their entirety if the person making the claim has been fundamentally dishonest, even if parts of the claim were genuine.’
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OUT-LAW.com, 17th June 2015

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Good news and bad for challenges to ETS fraud decisions – Free Movement

Posted June 18th, 2015 in appeals, fraud, immigration, news, tribunals, visas by sally

‘The Upper Tribunal has given judgment in a test case on ETS appeals and judicial reviews: R (on the application of Gazi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (ETS – judicial review) IJR [2015] UKUT 327 (IAC). It is essential reading for anyone directly affected by the ongoing ETS saga and for their legal representatives.’

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Free Movement, 18th June 2015

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Ex-cricketer Andy Hayhurst jailed for £100k fraud – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2015 in assets recovery, fraud, news, proceeds of crime, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A former cricketer who stole more than £100,000 meant for young players has been jailed for two years.’
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BBC News, 12th June 2015

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MoD secretary Yasmin Disney jailed for £100k fraud – The Independent

Posted June 10th, 2015 in armed forces, expenses, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A former MoD secretary who submitted £100,000 in false expenses to buy a sports car and luxury holidays has been jailed for her “spree of dishonesty”.’

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The Independent, 10th June 2015

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Teaching assistant jailed over bomb hoax – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 5th, 2015 in bomb hoaxing, fraud, news, sentencing, teachers by sally

‘She sent an email from the pupil’s school account to her own account saying there was a bomb at the school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th June 2015

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Bank of Beirut SAL and another v HRH Prince Adel El-Hashemite and another – WLR Daily

Posted June 3rd, 2015 in banking, fraud, law reports, partnerships, registrars by sally

Bank of Beirut SAL and another v HRH Prince Adel El-Hashemite and another[2015] EWHC 1451 (Ch); [2015] WLR (D) 230

‘In circumstances where the Registrar of Companies of England and Wales had acted entirely bona fide, although mistakenly, in registering partnerships and giving certificates, the plain wording of section 8C of the Limited Partnerships Act 1907 required those certificates to have conclusive effect even though the mistake was procured by the fraud of the applicant.’

WLR Daily, 22nd May 2015

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Solicitor jailed for role in £4.3m land-banking scam – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor has been jailed for five and a half years for his role in a £4.3m land-banking scam.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd June 2015

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Woman who sold her ex-husband’s grave space without his knowledge has to pay him £4,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 3rd, 2015 in burials and cremation, compensation, divorce, fraud, married persons, news by sally

‘A woman who sold her ex-husband’s graveyard plot after forging his signature has been ordered to pay him more than £4,000.’
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Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2015

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Diamond fraudsters face jail for £1.5m family scam – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 1st, 2015 in conspiracy, fraud, money laundering, news by michael

‘A family of fraudsters who bagged £1.5 million by selling vastly over-valued diamonds to unwitting punters in a “heartless” con are facing years behind bars on Friday [29 May].’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2015

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Bogus lawyers jailed after targeting the elderly with asset protection scam – Legal Futures

Posted May 26th, 2015 in elderly, fraud, news, sentencing, trusts by sally

‘Eight people who pretended to be lawyers have been sentenced after scamming elderly people out of more than £500,000 in return for bogus asset protection trusts, with carrying out a reserved legal activity when not authorised one of the charges half of them faced.’

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Legal Futures, 26th May 2015

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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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