Former Langbar chief jailed for fraud – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2011 in disqualification, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“The former chief executive of the £357m shell company Langbar International, which collapsed six years ago leaving shareholders with big losses, has been sentenced to 12 months in jail and banned from being a company director for five years. The Serious Fraud Office said he was guilty of ‘fraud on a grand scale’.”

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The Guardian, 20th June 2011

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Reading text message killer driver jailed – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2011 in dangerous driving, disqualification, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A teenage driver who ploughed into a woman in Reading moments after receiving a text message has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.”

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BBC News, 11th April 2011

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Shooting councillor Stephen Govier prompts law review – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2011 in criminal records, disqualification, firearms, local government, news by sally

“The government is considering a change in the law after the BBC revealed a south London councillor had a gun crime conviction but could not be sacked.”

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BBC News, 22nd February 2011

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In re Stakefield (Midlands) Ltd and others – WLR Daily

In re Stakefield (Midlands) Ltd and others [2010] WLR (D) 249

“A defendant to disqualification proceedings brought by the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform would not be entitled to have the proceedings struck out on the basis that the Secretary of State had committed a breach of duty by failing to obtain evidence or otherwise to investigate. Where, however imperfect the investigations might have been, the Secretary of State had in fact assembled evidence of a defendant’s unfitness to be concerned in the management of a company, it was for the court to determine at trial whether the Secretary of State had made out his case.”

WLR Daily, 13th October 2010

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Driving test fraudster jailed after ‘repeatedly failing client exams’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 13th, 2010 in disqualification, driving licences, fraud, news by sally

“A fraudster, Gageen Preet Singh, repeatedly failed driving tests he took on behalf of candidates across Britain despite being paid hundreds of pounds for each exam he sat, a court heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2010

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Deane v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – WLR Daily

Posted June 29th, 2010 in appeals, benefits, carers, disqualification, education, law reports, tribunals by sally

Deane v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2010] EWCA Civ 699; [2010] WLR (D) 162

“In determining whether a claimant seeking Carer’s Allowance was ‘receiving full-time education’, so as to be excluded, it was erroneous to ask how many hours were actually spent on the activities which were defined within the applicable Regulations.”

WLR Daily, 28th June 2010

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Former Wrexham FC chairman’s directorship ban – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2010 in company directors, disqualification, news, sport by sally

“A former chairman of Wrexham FC has been banned from being a director of any UK company for seven years.”

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BBC News, 30th March 2010

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Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Vohora and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted December 10th, 2007 in company directors, disqualification, law reports, time limits by sally

Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Vohora and Another

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“A claim by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to disqualify a director of a company under section 6 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 had to be brought, rather than commenced within two years.”

The Times, 10th December 2007

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Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Vohora and another – WLR Daily

Posted November 19th, 2007 in company directors, disqualification, law reports, time limits by sally

Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Vohora and another [2007] EWHC 2656 (Ch)

“A claim by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to disqualify a director of a company, on the ground that it was expedient in the public interest, had to be brought, rather that started, within two years. Therefore the two-year period was a limitation provision and, in accordance with CPR Pt 7, para 5, where the Secretary of State’s claim form was received in the court office on a date earlier than the date on which it was issued, the claim was “brought” for the purposes of the two-year period on that earlier date.”

WLR Daily, 16th November 2007

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Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v. Aaron and others – WLR Daily

Posted June 12th, 2007 in company directors, disqualification, expert witnesses, law reports by sally

Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v. Aaron and others

“In directors disqualification proceedings, the court might at times need expert assistance on issues of fact, but, generally speaking, it was hard to see why a court should need expert evidence that was simply expert opinion when considering the key question of whether a director was unfit to be concerned in the management of a limited company.”

WLR Daily, 7th June 2007

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Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v. Eastaway (No. 2) – WLR Daily

Posted May 14th, 2007 in company directors, disqualification, law reports by sally

Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v. Eastaway (No. 2)

“A company director against whom disqualification proceedings were pending was not entitled to have an undertaking made under the Carecraft procedure (see In re Carecraft Construction Co Ltd [1994] 1 WLR 172) set aside and the disqualification proceedings dismissed on the ground that the Strasbourg court had concluded that his civil rights and obligations had not been determined within a reasonable time pursuant to art 6 of the Convention.”

WLR Daily, 10th May 2007

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