Dianne Spragg jailed for stealing £79k from legal clients – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2016 in cheques, forgery, fraud, law firms, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A legal secretary who stole nearly £79,000 from vulnerable clients and spent it on shopping sprees has been jailed for two and a half years.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Aspinall’s Club Ltd v Al-Zayat – Times Law Reports

Posted October 31st, 2007 in cheques, gambling, law reports by sally

Gambling cheque defence might be valid

Aspinall’s Club Ltd v Al-Zayat

Court of Appeal

“A gambling debt which was recoverable when it was incurred, could later become irrecoverable if the gaming club had extended credit to a member contrary to law; that unlawful provision of credit rendered the member’s liabilities on both a dishonoured cheque and the underlying loan illegal and unenforceable.”

The Times, 31st October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Aspinall’s Club Ltd v Al-Zayat – WLR Daily

Posted October 22nd, 2007 in cheques, gambling, law reports by sally

Aspinall’s Club Ltd v Al-Zayat [2007] EWCA Civ 1001

A gambling debt which was recoverable at the time it was incurred could later become irrecoverable by the subsequent provision by the gaming club of unlawful credit to the member, which rendered the member’s liabilities on both the dishonoured cheque and the underlying loan illegal and unenforceable under s 16 of the Gaming Act 1968.”

WLR Daily, 22nd October 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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