Bomb hoax barrister fails to overturn law firm ban – Legal Futures

‘A barrister jailed in 2014 for a bomb hoax at the London Olympics has failed in his attempt to overturn an order imposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) that banned him from working for law firms.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd April 2020

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In-house lawyer facilitated sham £16m property schemes – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who acted as head of legal and a “puppet director” for a variety of companies involved in sham £16m property schemes has been struck off.’

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Legal Futures, 1st April 2020

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Court of Appeal finds for council in dispute over false statement and social housing – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 20th, 2020 in appeals, deceit, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news by sally

‘A false statement given in support of an application for social housing can invalidate a tenancy even if it was not directly determinative of the decision to grant it, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th March 2020

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Lie detectors should be used to monitor sex offenders, UK study says – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2020 in deceit, lie detectors, news, police, probation, recidivists, sexual offences by sally

‘Mandatory testing with a polygraph, or lie-detector, should be introduced to monitor convicted sex offenders undergoing police supervision, according to university research commissioned by police chiefs.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2020

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Dishonesty “doesn’t need to persist” to be fundamental – Litigation Futures

Posted March 16th, 2020 in accidents, compensation, damages, deceit, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A recorder was wrong to find that a personal injury claimant was not fundamentally dishonest because he did not persist with his dishonesty, the High Court has decided.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th March 2020

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Leasehold property buyers ‘misled by developers’ – BBC News

Posted March 2nd, 2020 in deceit, fees, housing, leases, news by sally

‘An investigation into the leasehold property market has found “worrying evidence” that buyers are being treated unfairly and charged unreasonable fees.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2020

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Solicitor faked email to cover inaction – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor claiming to have become overwhelmed by pressure of work has been struck off after dishonestly misleading clients that she had made court applications.’

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Legal Futures, 14th February 2020

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Courts “more willing” to rule on fundamental dishonesty – Litigation Futures

Posted January 22nd, 2020 in accidents, appeals, courts, deceit, disclosure, fraud, news, road traffic by sally

‘There are signs that courts are more willing to make findings of fundamental dishonesty when they reject claimants’ cases, a leading defendant firm has suggested.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st January 2020

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Police officer jailed for lying about Uxbridge child sex assault – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A police constable who falsely accused a council street cleaner of sexually assaulting a child after an argument about cleaning up his garden hedges has been jailed for three years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th January 2020

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Police reject judge’s call to apologise over wrongful conviction – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2020 in appeals, deceit, evidence, judges, miscarriage of justice, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘Police have refused to apologise to a man wrongly jailed for 25 years because officers lied at his trial, even after the now-retired appeal court judge who quashed the conviction told the Guardian that the force should say sorry.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2020

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Solicitor who felt “intimidated” by clients struck off – Legal Futures

‘A partner who said she felt “threatened and intimidated” by clients who would not accept her advice to discontinue has been struck off for lying about the progress of their cases.’

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Legal Futures, 9th December 2019

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Partner “too embarrassed” to tell clients truth is struck off – Legal Futures

‘A partner who misled beneficiaries about the progress of a case to resolve a dispute over estate assets and then found himself “too embarrassed” to tell them the truth has been struck off.’

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Legal Futures, 5th December 2019

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Anna Wilkinson discusses Failing to disclose credit cards amounts to fundamental dishonesty in credit hire claim – Park Square Barristers

‘The recently decided appeal of Mansur Haider v DSM Demolition Ltd [2019] EWHC 2712 (QB), is an interesting case and will be useful to practitioners who deal with road traffic matters, both on the finding in respect of liability and the finding of fundamental dishonesty.’

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Park Square Barristers, 31st October 2019

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Why The Legal Definition Of Consent Fails Victims – Rights Info

Posted November 1st, 2019 in consent, deceit, equality, homosexuality, interpretation, news, rape, sexual offences, victims, women by sally

‘A British man called Jason Lawrance is appealing his conviction for raping a woman. The woman had willingly had unprotected sex with him – he told her he’d had a vasectomy – but she pressed charges after he texted her to say he had lied.’

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Rights Info, 31st October 2019

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High Court upgrades solicitor’s “lenient” fine to strike-off – Legal Futures

Posted October 21st, 2019 in deceit, disciplinary procedures, fees, fines, licensing, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) was too lenient in only fining a solicitor who had clients pay money into his personal bank account, High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 21st October 2019

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Credit card lie “made PI claimant fundamentally dishonest” – Litigation Futures

Posted October 17th, 2019 in accidents, appeals, contempt of court, damages, deceit, news, personal injuries, taxis by sally

‘A personal injury claimant who lied over whether he had credit cards which could have been used to pay for a replacement car, instead of credit hire, was fundamentally dishonest, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th October 2019

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Paternity issues: AB v CD [2019] EWHC 1695 (Fam) – Family Law

‘This case concerns the very difficult situation in which the issue of disputed paternity only comes to light years after the child’s birth, when the child (and the father) have always believed that he is the biological father, but in fact it transpires that this is not the case.’

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Family Law, 10th October 2019

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Carl Beech: Judge suggests he was ‘misled’ over VIP abuse search warrants – BBC News

‘A judge who granted search warrants in the Met’s discredited VIP paedophile inquiry has agreed with a report that concluded he was “misled” by police.’

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BBC News, 9th October 2019

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Legal advice privilege “survives” company’s dissolution – Legal Futures

‘Legal advice privilege (LAP) attaching to communications between a company and its lawyers survives the dissolution of the company, even if the Crown has disclaimed all interest in its former property, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 7th October 2019

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Supreme court poised to rule against Boris Johnson, say legal experts – The Guardian

‘Boris Johnson would have no option but to recall MPs to Westminster if the supreme court rules he misled the Queen, senior legal sources told the Observer yesterday.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2019

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