Challenging fraudulent judgments – Radcliffe Chambers

Posted July 28th, 2015 in evidence, expert witnesses, forgery, fraud, news, setting aside by sally

‘To set aside a judgment on the grounds of fraud, is it necessary to show that the evidence of fraud was unavailable at the trial and could not have been obtained with reasonablediligence? In May 2015, two High Court Judges gave totally contradictory answers to this question. ‘

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Radcliffe Chambers, 15th June 2015

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Libor trial: jury considers verdict in Tom Hayes case – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2015 in banking, conspiracy, fraud, news by sally

‘The jury in the trial of former trader Tom Hayes, who is charged with eight counts of conspiracy to defraud by manipulating global Libor interest rates, has retired to consider its verdict.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2015

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Fake locum doctor sentenced – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man who pretended to be a qualified doctor has been sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court to six years in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th July 2015

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Former employee found guilty over Morrisons data theft – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Andrew Skelton, a former employee of Morrisons supermarket has today (17 July) been found guilty of fraud, securing unauthorised access to computer material and disclosing personal data. He has been sentenced to eight years at Bradford Crown Court, in relation to stealing personal data belonging to nearly 100,000 Morrisons employees.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th July 2015

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CPS seize £40,000 from canoe fraudster John Darwin – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 16th, 2015 in fraud, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has recovered £40,000 from John Darwin, who was found guilty of deception in 2008 with his wife over a life insurance scam. He faked his own death and was reported missing in a canoe in the sea off Seaton Carew in March 2002. Meanwhile, his wife collected hundreds of thousands of pounds in life insurance payouts, with John Darwin hiding in the marital home.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th July 2015

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Former Ukip MEP sentenced to five years in prison for expenses fraud – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2015 in expenses, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Ashley Mote, who submitted bogus European parliamentary expenses claims of almost £500,000, ‘lied and lied’ throughout his trial.’

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BBC News, 13th July 2015

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Judge was wrong to accuse solicitors of exaggerating bill, Court of Appeal rules – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court was wrong to strike out a claim over unpaid fees brought by a firm of solicitors on the basis of alleged exaggeration and inaccurate sums, without hearing any witnesses, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 9th July 2015

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Speech by Lord Chief Justice: Dinner for Her Majesty’s Judges – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by The Right Hon. The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 9th July 2015

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Bogus solicitors given jail time for providing immigration advice – Legal Futures

Posted July 7th, 2015 in fraud, identity fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who falsely claimed to be a solicitor has been jailed for 15 months after being guilty of providing unregulated immigration advice and services, while another who was actually a bus driver has been handed a suspended sentence.’

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Legal Futures, 7th July 2015

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‘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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