Exemplary Damages in the Tort of Deceit – Park Square Barristers

Posted November 9th, 2016 in civil procedure rules, costs, damages, deceit, fraud, insurance, news by sally

‘On the 1st November 2016 at Manchester County Court Toby Coupe, instructed by Toby Evans (Partner, Keoghs LLP) and Richard Harvey (Senior Claims Handler, Zurich Insurance PLC) to act on behalf of Zurich Insurance PLC (‘Zurich’), obtained an order that the Claimants and the Second Defendant do pay Zurich £5,000 in exemplary damages and £16,844.04 in indemnity costs, such costs to be enforceable to the full extent of the Order pursuant to CPR 44.16 (1), on the basis that the claims had been found to be fundamentally dishonest.’

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Park Square Barristers, 2nd November 2016

Source: www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

‘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

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

MPs to debate motion declaring Tony Blair in ‘contempt’ of parliament in September – The Independent

Posted July 21st, 2016 in deceit, Iraq, news, parliament, reports, war by tracey

‘MPs are to debate a motion on whether to declare Tony Blair in “contempt” of Parliament because of his role in the Iraq War.’

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The Independent, 20th July 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Fraudulent credit hire claim leads to successful tort of deceit claim for costs of investigating such credit hire & exemplary damages – Park Square Barristers

Posted February 24th, 2016 in damages, deceit, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘Judy Dawson discusses how a combination of a quick witted insurer claims handler, a tenacious solicitor, and the expertise of the Park Square Barristers Civil Fraud Team led to a successful result against a fraudulent Claimant.’

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Park Square Barristers, 2nd February 2016

Source: www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

Refusal and revocation of British citizenship for dishonest conduct – Free Movement

Posted January 20th, 2016 in asylum, citizenship, deceit, fraud, immigration, news, statistics by sally

‘In another reminder that British citizenship can be refused on the basis of past dishonest conduct we have the case of R (on the application of Rushiti & Anor) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 3931 (Admin). This one dates back a few months but I’m afraid I only just found it in my drafts folder. It involves two linked cases, both of which are further examples of Albanians entering the UK and pretending to be Kosovar, eventually obtaining immigration status then applying for British citizenship.’

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Free Movement, 18th January 2016

Source: www.freemovement.org.uk

Regina (Giri) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted August 4th, 2015 in appeals, deceit, immigration, law reports, regulations by sally

Regina (Giri) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 784; [2015] WLR (D) 341

‘On a claim for judicial review of a decision by the Secretary of State refusing to vary a foreign national’s leave to remain on the grounds of deception, the question of whether deception had been used was not a “precedent fact” to be determined by the court. Rather, the Secretary of State’s finding that deception had been used would be subject to review by the court on Wednesbury public law principles.’

WLR Daily, 28th July 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Man wins £39k over IVF baby deceit – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in assisted reproduction, child support, children, damages, deceit, news, paternity by sally

‘A woman who conned her former husband into believing he was the father of her IVF baby has been ordered to pay £39,000 in damages at the High Court.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.uk

British jihadi who faked his own death faces jail over terrorism offences – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2015 in deceit, news, religiously aggravated offences, terrorism, violence, weapons by sally

‘A Briton who fought in Syria with an Islamist group then faked his own death and tried to return home undetected admitted terrorism offences at the Old Bailey.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The iniquity exception – legal privilege and the long-running Ablyazov litigation – Legal Week

‘What you say to your lawyers is truly confidential; no-one, not even a regulator or prosecutor can see it. This is protected by the right to privacy under Article 8, and the right to a fair trial under Article 6 (which includes the right to access to lawyers).’

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Legal Week, 13th August 2014

Source: www.legalweek.com

Police spies case: women lose fight for public human rights hearing – The Guardian

“A group of women who are taking legal action against police chiefs over claims they were tricked into forming long-term relationships with undercover spies have lost their fight to have part of their case heard in public.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

No witness immunity for the Forensic Science Service – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 16th, 2013 in appeals, deceit, human rights, immunity, negligence, news, witnesses by sally

“There was evidence in this case that employees of the Forensic Science Service had altered the exhibit numbers on the evidence in question, possibly to cover up their mistake.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th July 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

The sexual behaviour of undercover police fits the definition of rape – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2013 in consent, deceit, investigatory powers, news, police, rape, women by tracey

“The case law shows that undercover police officers who slept with protesters are on dangerous legal ground.”

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The Guardian, 28th June 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bogus Italian lawyer Giovanni di Stefano found guilty – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2013 in deceit, fraud, money laundering, news by tracey

“A self-styled Italian lawyer has been found guilty of tricking people into
thinking he was a bona fide legal professional.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Husband tricked into believing wife’s children were his awarded £25,000 damages – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2013 in bereavement, damages, deceit, DNA, news, paternity by tracey

“A husband has won £25,000 in damages for ‘bereavement’ after his wife tricked him into believing children whom he raised until they were teenagers were his rather than the products of affairs.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

A Perception on Deception – Part II – Zenith Chambers

Posted April 16th, 2012 in deceit, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, pleadings by sally

“Part I of this Article considered the approach of the courts and Insurers during the litigation process, but what happens post-litigation? Part II considers that very question.”

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Zenith Chambers, 11th April 2012

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk

Women sue police over undercover officer relationships – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2011 in deceit, news, police by tracey

“A group of women have launched landmark court action against Britain’s biggest police force, claiming they were duped into forming long-term relationships with undercover policemen.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Blaggers could be jailed – Nick Clegg – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2011 in abortion, data protection, deceit, news, sentencing by tracey

“People found guilty of obtaining personal details by deception – known as ‘blagging’ – should be jailed, Deputy PM Nick Clegg has said.”

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BBC News, 14th July 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Reggie Perrin bid man convicted – The Independent

Posted June 1st, 2011 in child abuse, deceit, news, suicide by sally

“A man who faked his own death by leaving his clothing, car keys and a suicide note on a beach was today convicted of child sex offences.”

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The Independent, 31st May 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Daniyal Shahzad to be deported to Pakistan after lies – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2011 in deceit, deportation, immigration, news by sally

“A teenager will be deported to his home country of Pakistan after lying about his past in a bid for UK residency.”

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BBC News, 30th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Adedoyin v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted July 8th, 2010 in appeals, deceit, immigration, law reports by sally

Adedoyin v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWCA Civ 773; [2010] WLR (D) 172

“Dishonesty or deception was required to render a false representation a ground for mandatory refusal of an application for extension of leave to remain. The term ‘false representations’ in paras 320(7A)(7B) and 322(1A) of the Immigration Rules should be read as meaning ‘dishonest representations’, though the dishonesty need not be that of the claimant himself.”

WLR Daily, 7th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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