The “extraordinary” tale of the lawyer who faked his client’s litigation – Legal Futures

Posted November 20th, 2014 in documents, fraud, news, setting aside, solicitors by tracey

‘The High Court has set aside an order made against a litigant after it emerged that his solicitor had duped him by conducting “fictitious” litigation that included faked judgments and telephone conferences involving the impersonation of his senior partner and of leading counsel.’

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Legal Futures, 20th November 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law Week

Posted November 18th, 2014 in civil partnerships, divorce, financial provision, fraud, news by sally

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published by Family Law Week during October.’

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Family Law Week, 14th November 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Sham marriage organiser jailed and bogus brides sentenced – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2014 in fraud, marriage, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who arranged sham marriages in Wales to help non-EU nationals obtain visas has been jailed for two years and nine months.’

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BBC News, 17th November 2014

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Liverpool family jailed for £200,000 benefit fraud – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2014 in benefits, fraud, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

‘A woman who claimed she was too ill to walk, yet was filmed surfing in Australia and swimming with dolphins, has been jailed for benefit fraud.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2014

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GP jailed for dodging £185,000 in tax claimed he ‘wasn’t good with numbers’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2014 in assets recovery, doctors, fraud, news, remuneration, sentencing, tax evasion by tracey

‘A Maserati-driving doctor who lied about his salary to dodge paying £185,000 in tax and live a luxury lifestyle has been jailed for 18 months. Dr Michael Summer, 46, earned more than £750,000 yet paid tax and national insurance on only half that amount.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2014

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Barclays may face massive new penalty over currency rigging – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2014 in banking, financial regulation, fines, fraud, news by tracey

‘Barclays could face a huge new penalty for rigging currency markets after pulling out at the 11th hour from the settlement talks that led to £2.6bn of fines being slapped on six other big players in the currency markets. Barclays will not be eligible for the 30% discount on the fines handed to its rivals in exchange for settling early after its surprise move not to participate in the settlement with US and UK regulators. The bank, which was the first to be fined for rigging Libor in 2012, is reported not to have agreed to the settlement with the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and the US commodity futures trading commission because of continuing talks with another US regulator.’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2014

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‘Disabled’ bodybuilder Peter Beddoe jailed for fraud – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2014 in fraud, news, sentencing, social security by sally

‘A former Mr Wales who falsely claimed £28,332 in disability benefits whilst competing in bodybuilding contests has been jailed for six months.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2014

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The Spywatcher – BBC Law in Action

Posted October 30th, 2014 in dispute resolution, fraud, inquiries, intelligence services, judges, marriage, news by sally

‘The Intelligence Services Commissioner, Sir Mark Waller, gives Law In Action his first broadcast interview.

Sir Mark, a retired judge, is charged with judicial oversight of, among other organisations, MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.’

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BBC Law in Action,

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Southern Pacific Mortgages Ltd v Scott (Mortgage Business plc intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted October 28th, 2014 in appeals, fraud, land registration, law reports, mortgages, Supreme Court by sally

Southern Pacific Mortgages Ltd v Scott (Mortgage Business plc intervening) [2014] UKSC 52; [2014] WLR (D) 447

‘A purchaser of a property could not grant equitable rights of a proprietary character prior to acquisition of the legal estate.’

WLR Daily, 22nd October 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Judge orders Home Office border agency to explain sham company failures – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2014 in disclosure, fraud, government departments, immigration, news, visas by sally

‘Judge Peter Ross criticises the Border Force for failing to follow up information which suggested Milton Keynes-based firm was operating an immigration scam.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th October 2014

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Fraud crackdown could wipe millions from the electoral roll – The Independent

Posted October 28th, 2014 in electoral register, fraud, news, young persons by sally

‘Millions of Britons could be unable to vote in future elections as a consequence of the Government’s crackdown on electoral fraud.’

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The Independent, 27th October 2014

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Man jailed for swindling brother out of share of £1.5m inheritance – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2014 in assets recovery, fraud, news, proceeds of crime, sentencing, trusts, wills by sally

‘A husband who swindled his brother out of a share of a £1.5m inheritance after his parents died has been jailed for four years and four months.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2014

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CPS to launch review after ‘shambolic’ fake marriage case collapses – The Independent

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is to launch a full review of its procedures after a judge halted a case in which a vicar who was alleged to have operated a “conveyor belt” of sham marriages claimed that immigration officers concealed evidence and lied under oath.’

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The Independent, 23rd October 2014

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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

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

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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

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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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

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

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