‘Fraud unravels all’: landmark Supreme Court ruling – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 28th, 2016 in appeals, costs, deceit, fees, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, Supreme Court by tracey

‘In a landmark ruling for lawyers and insurers, the Supreme Court has paved the way for personal injury settlements to be successfully challenged if the claimant is subsequently found to have lied.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th July 2016

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The fight against fraud – New Law Journal

‘“Fundamental dishonesty” and other measures, outlined by Denise Brosnan.’

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New Law Journal, 26th July 2016

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Excluding a party from Court in fraudulent claims – Zenith PI Blog

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in fraud, insurance, news, road traffic, witnesses by sally

‘There is a common trend in County Courts up and down the country for witnesses to be excluded from the courtroom during the evidence of another witness and/or a party when there are allegations of fraud or collusion, commonly in relation to a road traffic accident. The pragmatic rationale for such an approach is quite clear- if witness X hears what the Claimant says in cross examination, X may tailor his or her evidence to be consistent with that of the Claimant in a bid to bolster the case.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 22nd July 2016

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Record sentence handed down in environmental prosecution – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in environmental protection, fraud, news, sentencing, waste by sally

‘A Leeds waste operator has been jailed for seven years and six months for £2.2m fraud involving recycled electrical waste following an Environment Agency investigation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th July 2016

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Nearly six million fraud and cyber crimes last year, ONS says – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in computer crime, fraud, news, statistics by sally

‘Almost six million fraud and cyber crimes were committed last year in England and Wales, the Office for National Statistics has said.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2016

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‘Collateral’ lies need not spoil insurance claims, rules Supreme Court – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in fraud, insurance, news, shipping law, Supreme Court by sally

‘Lying on an insurance claim should not necessarily invalidate it, the Supreme Court has said, in a judgement likely to affect all household policies.’

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BBC News, 20th July 2016

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Judge admonished over fraud finding and exclusion of claimant – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 21st, 2016 in appeals, dismissal, fraud, judges, news by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that a judge was wrong to exclude claimants from parts of their own county court hearing – but concluded their case was still right to be dismissed.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st July 2016

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Pair found guilty of stealing nearly £700,000 from the RHS – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2016 in charities, conspiracy, fraud, news, theft by sally

‘Two people have been convicted of stealing almost £700,000 from the Royal Horticultural Society over the course of a decade.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2016

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Hanningfield acquitted of expenses fraud after parliament intervenes with court – The Guardian

‘Former Tory peer accused of submitting false expenses has been formally acquitted after parliament made an unexpected intervention in the case. Lord Hanningfield, who served a jail sentence for expenses fraud in 2011, was accused in Southwark crown court of claiming around £3,300 in House of Lords allowances in July 2013 to which he was not entitled.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2016

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Whose fair trial prevails? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 18th, 2016 in appeals, conspiracy, fraud, human rights, insurance, news, road traffic by sally

‘Two people say they owned motorbikes which they kept outside their house – until, it is said, the bikes were mown down by the defendant’s car, a collision which their witness claimed to have seen. The car’s insurers said that the claim was fraudulent and it was all a conspiracy. The judge agreed it was a fraud, whereas the Court of Appeal disagreed – but still disallowed the claim because, the CA said, the owners had not proved their case.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th July 2016

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‘Speak out’ plea as rogue lettings agent is jailed – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2016 in agency, fraud, landlord & tenant, news, sentencing by sally

Nearly all scam and fraud victims “suffer in silence”, councils say, but the jailing of a lettings agent shows billions of pounds could be saved.

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BBC News, 8th July 2016

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Report highlights ‘same failings’ in fight against fraud 10 years on – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 11th, 2016 in fraud, news, reports by sally

‘Official action to tackle fraud, and public knowledge of the biggest threats, remains patchy a decade on from a government-backed review, according to a new report.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th July 2016

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Ex-Barclays Libor traders jailed for more than 6 years – The Independent

Posted July 8th, 2016 in banking, conspiracy, fraud, interest, news, sentencing by sally

‘Four former Barclays traders were sentenced to as long as 6 1/2 years in prison for manipulating Libor as judges continued meting out tough punishments for white-collar crime.’

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The Independent, 7th July 2016

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Court of Appeal: no room for “grandiloquent, rhetorical” advocacy in modern trials – Legal Futures

Posted July 8th, 2016 in advocacy, appeals, barristers, benefits, fraud, news by sally

‘The “grandiloquent, rhetorical and at times almost facetious” advocacy style of a criminal defence barrister has no place in modern trials, the Court of Appeal has said.’

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Legal Futures, 8th July 2016

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Fraud victims outside London have ‘little chance’ of police help – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 6th, 2016 in conveyancing, fraud, internet, London, news, police, solicitors, statistics, victims by Mark L

‘Fraud victims outside London whose cases are reported to the police have “little chance of any kind of investigation”, an authoritative study has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th July 2016

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Libor-rigging scandal: three former Barclays traders found guilty – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2016 in banking, conspiracy, fraud, interest, news by michael

‘Three former Barclays traders have been found guilty of conspiring to fraudulently manipulate global benchmark interest rates in a success for the UK’s Serious Fraud Office.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2016

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One in three cases of “solicitor fraud” not even looked at, police admit – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 4th, 2016 in conveyancing, fraud, news, police, solicitors, statistics by michael

‘One in three cases of conveyancing fraud – where victims lose an average of £101,000 – is not even passed on to the police for further investigation, Telegraph Money has learned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd July 2016

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Four sentenced to a total of 29 years for £98 million tax fraud scheme – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 30th, 2016 in conspiracy, fraud, press releases, sentencing, taxation by tracey

‘Four men have been sentenced to a total of 29 years imprisonment for their role in an elaborate tax fraud involving the funding of UK film productions. The defendants dishonestly claimed losses had been made so that income tax could be falsely claimed back from HM Revenue and Customs.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th June 2016

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Former housing officer at city council jailed for three years for fraud – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 28th, 2016 in fraud, homelessness, housing, local government, news, sentencing by sally

‘A former senior housing needs officer at Birmingham City Council has been jailed for three years for fraud.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th June 2016

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Supreme Court refuses to hear bid to reinstate dishonesty finding against solicitors – Legal Futures

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in appeals, fraud, mortgages, news, solicitors, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal against a decision that cleared two solicitors of “dishonest assistance in a breach of trust”, in this case a mortgage fraud.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd June 2016

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