What the Divisional Court’s decision in SRA v Sovani James tells us about wellbeing for lawyers: some reasons for optimism- 4 New Square

‘This week the Administrative Court handed down judgment in three appeals by the Solicitors Regulation Authority: SRA v Sovani James, SRA v Esteddar MacGregor, SRA v Peter Naylor [2018] EWHC 3058 (Admin). Reactions to the judgment by lawyers have been critical, regarding it as a harsh decision which missed an opportunity to reflect developing attitudes to wellbeing in the workplace.’

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4 New Square, 16th November 2018

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Labour MP’s brother admits perverting course of justice – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2018 in dangerous driving, deceit, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

‘The brother of a Labour MP has admitted perverting the course of justice by lying to police about who was driving a speeding car.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2018

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SRA wins right to recover £800,000 costs from Blavo – Legal Futures

‘The Court of Appeal has allowed the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to try and recover the £800,000 it spent intervening in collapsed law firm Blavo & Co.’

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Legal Futures, 17th October 2018

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Police spies infiltrated UK leftwing groups for decades – The Guardian

‘Police deployed 24 undercover officers to infiltrate a small leftwing political party over a 37-year period, the Guardian can reveal. The police spies infiltrated the Socialist Workers party (SWP) almost continuously between 1970 and 2007, often with more than one undercover officer embedded within the party.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2018

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A “festival of mendacity”; telling the truth no more than a “lifestyle choice” – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 29th, 2018 in deceit, news, perjury, rent by sally

‘Judges go about saying people are lying in different ways, from the tip-toeing around the idea of deceit to the full-blooded blast. This judgment, and that from which it is an appeal, are towards the latter end of the spectrum.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th May 2018

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Undercover relationship woman wants officer prosecution – BBC News

‘An environmental campaigner who says she was tricked into a sexual relationship with an undercover police officer is mounting a legal challenge to have him prosecuted. The woman, known as Monica, will ask judges to overturn prosecutors’ decision not to charge the Metropolitan Police’s Jim Boyling.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2018

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Personal Injury and the tort of deceit – Zenith Chambers

Posted April 13th, 2018 in damages, deceit, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘In this High Court action a road traffic insurer recovered damages in the tort of deceit against the Defendant following a staged accident. ‘

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Zenith Chambers, 27th March 2018

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Personal Injury and the tort of deceit – Zenith PI

Posted March 27th, 2018 in damages, deceit, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘UK Insurance Ltd –v- Gentry [2018] EWHC 372B. In this High Court action a road traffic insurer recovered damages in the tort of deceit against the Defendant following a staged accident.’

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Zenith PI, 27th March 2018

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Banker who rode police motorbike in police jacket convicted for alleged deception – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 9th, 2018 in deceit, fines, impersonation, news by tracey

‘When Darren Emanuel sped through the congested streets of central London, it was hardly surprising that motorists slowed down or swiftly moved out of his path. The City banker was riding an old police motorbike and wearing a former police high-visibility jacket. However, all was not quite as it seemed. The 46-year-old had never been a police officer and was in fact, simply making his way to and from work.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2018

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Defendant granted relief even though its solicitor lied about breach – Litigation Futures

‘A circuit judge has narrowly decided to grant relief from sanctions in a case where the defendant solicitor lied that documents had been sent in time when they had not.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th November 2017

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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