Horsemeat scandal: Three men face trial over conspiring to sell contaminated meat as beef – The Independent

Posted September 28th, 2016 in conspiracy, consumer protection, food, fraud, news by sally

‘Three men have appeared in court over allegations they passed horsemeat off as beef.’

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The Independent, 27th September 2016

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The Fight Against Fraud – Success or Failure? – Zenith PI Blog

Posted September 26th, 2016 in costs, fraud, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Earlier this month the Scottish government set out its plans to introduce legislation emulating the funding arrangements which have now been in place south of the border for some time. The Expenses and Funding of Civil Litigation Bill, expected to be introduced next year, will permit DBAs to be enforceable by solicitors and will introduce a regime of QOCS, now three years old, countrywide. Though there are few details on how QOCS will work in practice, it is reasonable to expect that the exceptions in the current system will apply equally to the new regime.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 23rd September 2016

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Ringleader of gang responsible for £113m fraud jailed for 11 years – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in computer crime, conspiracy, fraud, gangs, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘The head of a fraud ring has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for his part in a £113m scam, which funded purchases including a fleet of customised Porsches and shopping sprees at Harrods.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2016

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Fraud – several bites of the cherry? – Zenith PI

Posted September 20th, 2016 in appeals, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The recent case of Zurich Insurance Co v Hayward [2016] 3WLR 637 undoubtedly strengthens the hand of insurance companies. It resolves certain issues of uncertainty, but, as I shall indicate, appears to create further problems.’

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Zenith PI, 15th September 2016

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Rogue dentist jailed for bungling operations – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2016 in assault, dentists, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A “profoundly dishonest and utterly incompetent” unregistered dentist has been jailed for bungling operations and causing permanent harm to some of his patients.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2016

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Dance teacher invented a dying nine-year-old and pretended to raise cash to help her complete her bucket list – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2016 in conditional discharge, costs, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A children’s dance teacher who invented a dying nine-year-old girl and pretended to raise cash to help her complete her bucket list has been spared jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2016

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Bosses could face jail for failure to prevent fraud – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2016 in bills, employment, fraud, money laundering, news, tax evasion by sally

‘Company bosses could be prosecuted for failing to stop their staff committing fraud under new laws being considered by ministers.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2016

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Privately educated heroin addict jailed for conning widow in £80,000 beggars scam – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 2nd, 2016 in fraud, harassment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A privately educated musician was among a group of “homeless” conmen who fleeced a retired businesswoman out of up to £80,000.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st September 2016

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Are you aware of the impact of the Insurance Act? – Legal Futures

Posted August 30th, 2016 in contracts, disclosure, fraud, insurance, legislation, news by sally

‘You may not have picked up on it, but the recent change to The Insurance Act 2015 is the most significant update to commercial insurance law in the last 100 years, overhauling principles originally laid down by the Marine Insurance Act 1906. The consequences are far-reaching and mean that it is not just your regulator that is interested in ensuring you have adequate risk management in place. Whilst insurers tell us the intention of the new Act is to create a more balanced relationship between insurer and customer, it seems to be a potential landmine for law firms.’

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Legal Futures, 26th August 2016

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Insurance fraudster who tried to blame his solicitor jailed for eight months – Litigation Futures

Posted August 26th, 2016 in contempt of court, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, sentencing, solicitors by sally

‘A man who brought a fraudulent personal injury claim, and then tried to blame his solicitor for bringing the action without his knowledge, has been jailed for eight months for contempt of court.’

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Litigation Futures, 25th August 2016

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Former councillor jailed for supplying false information ahead of election – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 25th, 2016 in elections, electoral register, fraud, local government, news, sentencing by sally

‘An ex-councillor has been jailed for two months after pleading guilty to supplying false information to an electoral registration officer.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th August 2016

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When it comes to unsettling settlements, everybody needs good neighbours: Hayward v Zurich Insurance Co [2016] EWCA Civ 327 – Park Square Barristers

‘On 27th July 2016 the Supreme Court handed down their Judgment in the case of Hayward. The case was concerned with whether or not a Defendant, who had settled a personal injury claim despite pleading that the same was exaggerated, could later seek to set aside that settlement on the basis that new evidence of fraud arose.’

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Park Square Barristers, 12th August 2016

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Fraudulent claims rule: when can an insurer avoid a claim? – Park Square Barristers

Posted August 24th, 2016 in appeals, fraud, insurance, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Versloot Dredging BV and another (Appellants) v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG and others (Respondents) [2016] UKSC 45 resolved one of the most contentious issues in modern insurance law.’

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Park Square Barristers, 29th July 2016

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Best man who swindled £8,000 from stag party jailed for 20 months – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2016 in fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A best man who swindled a groom and his friends out of almost £8,000, failed to book flights for a stag do and lied about having terminal cancer has been jailed for 20 months.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2016

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Police to hire law firms to tackle cyber criminals in radical pilot project – The Guardian

‘Private law firms will be hired by police to pursue criminal suspects for profit, under a radical new scheme to target cyber criminals and fraudsters.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2016

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Brexit, risk mitigation & corporate crime – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted August 12th, 2016 in bribery, corruption, EC law, fraud, money laundering, news, referendums, sanctions, warrants by sally

‘After the shock waves felt as a result of the Brexit vote, how should companies deal with corporate governance and criminal risk issues? What should companies be monitoring as they await changes that will take place once the Brexit Article 50 trigger is pulled?’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 9th August 2016

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Six found guilty of corruption in relation to Royal Household contracts – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 10th, 2016 in conspiracy, contracts, corruption, fraud, press releases, royal family by tracey

‘Following two trials at Southwark Crown Court, Ronald Harper, former Deputy Property Manager within the Royal Household, has been found guilty of conspiracy to make corrupt payments.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 9th August 2016

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Tribunal clears two solicitors of unwittingly enabling mortgage fraud – Legal Futures

Posted August 9th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, fraud, mortgages, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has cleared two solicitors of being unwitting parties to a mortgage fraud, saying that once the mortgagor’s solicitor had been sanctioned in 2015, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) should not have continued its case against them as the purchaser’s advisers.’

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Legal Futures, 9th August 2016

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What lies do to claims – the Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Twin doses of dishonesty in the Supreme Court, last month. Both raised dilemmas for the SC trying to steer a principled way (in different circumstances) towards determining the cost of lying.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th August 2016

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Serious Fraud Office starts Airbus inquiry – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2016 in aircraft, airlines, bribery, consultations, corruption, fraud, inquiries, news by sally

‘The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has confirmed that it has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption in the commercial airline business of Airbus, the defence and aviation firm. The investigation into potential criminal dealings in the sale of commercial planes was launched in July but revealed at the weekend by the European manufacturer.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2016

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