In re M (Restraint order: Reasonable living expenses) – Times Law Reports

Posted June 16th, 2009 in expenses, law reports, legal representation, restraint orders by sally

In re M (Restraint order: Reasonable living expenses)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Where reasonable living expenses were made available as an exception to a restraining order, those expenses could not be used to pay contributions to the Legal Services Commission for publicly funded representation in related proceedings.”

The Times, 16th June 2009

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Police rule out broad inquiry over MPs’ expenses – The Guardian

Posted June 5th, 2009 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Senior police and prosecutors have announced they will not launch criminal investigations into more than 100 MPs over their apparent abuse of parliamentary expenses.”

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The Guardian, 5th June 2009

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Brown to launch ‘code of conduct’ for MPs – The Independent

Posted June 1st, 2009 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Gordon Brown said today there were ‘clear cases’ of MPs who may have broken the law over expense claims but insisted that only ‘a few’ MPs had abused the Westminster perks system.”

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The Independent, 31st May 2009

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Gresham International Ltd and others v Moonie and others – WLR Daily

Posted May 26th, 2009 in expenses, insolvency, law reports, liquidators, retrospectivity by sally

Gresham International Ltd and others v Moonie and others [2009] EWHC 1093 (Ch); [2009] WLR (D) 168

“The court had power, under its supervisory role of compulsory winding up and bankruptcy, to make orders that would effectively grant retrospective sanction to a liquidator who had issued proceedings in her name without first obtaining the sanction of the liquidation committee or the Secretary of State, as required under section 167 of the Insolvency Act 1986, notwithstanding that the criteria in r 4.184 (ii) of the Insolvency Rules as to the retrospective ratification of a liquidator’s acts had not been met.”

WLR Daily, 21st May 2009

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Fraud challenge to home secretary – BBC News

Posted May 26th, 2009 in expenses, fraud, news, parliament, private prosecutions by sally

“A man has appeared in court to try to start a private prosecution against the home secretary over her expense claims.”

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BBC News, 22nd May 2009

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Expenses: in the spirit of the rules? – The Times

Posted May 21st, 2009 in expenses, false accounting, news, parliament by sally

“A police investigation into the MPs expenses scandal will swiftly identify false accounting as the criminal offence most likely to have been committed by the most egregious of the SW1 claimants.”

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The Times, 21st May 2009

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Met chief prepared to launch inquiries into alleged misuse of MPs’ expenses – The Guardian

Posted May 18th, 2009 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Paul Stephenson says police will investigate MPs where warranted, while union calls on Labour’s NEC to outline deselection process for MPs found guilty of claims misuse.”

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The Guardian, 18th May 2009

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Expenses scandal: proving MPs committed fraud would be difficult – The Times

Posted May 15th, 2009 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“The furore over allowances claimed by Members of Parliament has produced strong reactions from members of the public, including suggestions that criminal offences have been committed. There has been speculation in the media, suitably restrained for obvious reasons, that some cases might attract the attention of the Revenue or other authorities. There may have been complaints made to the police.”

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The Times, 15th May 2009

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Accused anti-terror chief cleared – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2009 in expenses, news, police by sally

“Scotland Yard’s anti-terror chief has been cleared of wrongdoing after an investigation into claims he misused a corporate credit card.”

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BBC News, 11th May 2009

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Police called in over leaks as more MPs accused – The Times

Posted May 11th, 2009 in expenses, news, parliament, parliamentary privilege by sally

“MPs defied their own legal advice last night and asked the police to investigate how expenses details had been offered for sale to newspapers.”

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The Times, 9th May 2009

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Sinclair and Another v Glatt and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted April 16th, 2009 in assets recovery, expenses, law reports, receivers, remuneration by sally

Sinclair and Another v Glatt and Others

Court of Appeal

“A court-appointed receiver could have a lien on the property held in a convict’s name even though he had only a bare legal interest in it. A pending financial relief claim of the former wife of the convict had no priority over the receiver’s lien.”

The Times, 16th April 2009

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Sinclair v Glatt and others – WLR Daily

Posted March 17th, 2009 in assets recovery, expenses, law reports, receivers, remuneration by sally

Sinclair v Glatt and others [2009] EWCA Civ 176; [2009] WLR (D) 97

“A receiver appointed pursuant to s 77 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 to get in the assets of a convicted money launderer was entitled to recover his remuneration, costs and expenses from the realisable assets caught by the order. That right extended to assets to which the convicted person had legal title but which were beneficially owned by someone else.”

WLR Daily, 16th March 2009

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Caroline Spelman to repay nanny expenses – The Independent

Posted March 4th, 2009 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Conservative frontbencher Caroline Spelman last night agreed to repay £9,600 after parliamentary anti-sleaze watchdogs found she broke Commons rules by paying taxpayers’ money to her children’s nanny.”

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The Independent, 4th March 2009

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Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, says she did not break rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 23rd, 2009 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Jacqui Smith has said her controversial second home allowance that has forced a Commons inquiry was not against the rules.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd February 2009

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Home Secretary Jacqui Smith to be investigated over allowances – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2009 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Jacqui Smith, the British Home Secretary, will face a formal sleaze inquiry after claiming thousands of pounds in tax payer-funded housing allowances while lodging with her sister.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2009

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Complaint lodged with watchdog over Smith’s expenses – The Independent

Posted February 10th, 2009 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“A complaint has been made to the parliamentary sleaze watchdog about Home Secretary Jacqui Smith claiming allowances for a second home while living as a lodger with her sister, it was confirmed today.”

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The Independent, 9th February 2009

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MPs defy the judges to keep ‘John Lewis’ expenses list secret – The Times

Posted January 16th, 2009 in expenses, freedom of information, news, parliament by sally

“Details of MPs’ claims for plasma televisions, furniture and cleaning bills will be kept secret after Harriet Harman bowed to backbenchers’ pressure to stop expenses claims being published.”

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The Times, 16th January 2009

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Finch and another v Richardson – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2008 in elections, expenses, law reports, local government by sally

Finch and another v Richardson [2008] EWHC 3067 (QB); [2008] WLR (D) 389

For the purposes of provisions in the Representation of the People Act 1983 in relation to illegal practices and to errors or false statements in declarations, ignorance of the law could constitute ‘inadvertence’ so as to provide an excuse for such errors and statements.”

WLR Daily, 16th December 2008

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Inquiry clears cabinet couple over cash for second home – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“A clampdown on MPs’ expenses has been proposed in the wake of an investigation which cleared husband and wife Cabinet ministers Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper of breaking House of Commons rules.”

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The Guardian, 9th October 2008

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Lib Dem whip broke postage rules – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“A senior Lib Dem MP broke parliamentary rules by sending newsletters to constituents at taxpayers’ expense, the Commons standards watchdog says.”

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BBC News, 11th July 2008

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