PI solicitor struck off for “stupid” decision to forge client’s signature – Legal Futures

‘An experienced personal injury solicitor who forged his client’s signature on two court documents to progress her case “acted stupidly” and had to be struck off, a tribunal has decided.’

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Legal Futures, 28th August 2020

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Judge lashes out at “shameful drivel” produced in RTA claims – Litigation Futures

‘A deputy district judge lambasted law firms’ approach to low-value road traffic claims, describing them as “drivel” and saying “they are mostly prepared in a way which makes me ashamed of our profession”.’

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Litigation Futures, 28th August 2020

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Rectification of the Land Register – 39 Essex Chambers

‘The Court of Appeal in Dhillon v Barclays Bank Plc and the Chief Land Registrar [2020] EWCA Civ 619 has recently given judgment in an important case involving the rectification of the Land Register. It has given new guidance on the test of ‘exceptional circumstances’ in Schedule 4 of the Land Registration Act 2002. It has also repeated a warning to practitioners that pleadings should clearly identify the issues to be resolved.’

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39 Essex Chambers, 1st July 2020

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“Devious” litigant tried to mislead court over previous ruling – Litigation Futures

Posted June 29th, 2020 in deceit, documents, forgery, judgments, news, repossession by sally

‘A “devious” litigant produced an inaccurate transcript of an earlier judgment in the latest of a series of “forgeries” of court documents, a High Court judge has found.’

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Litigation Futures, 29th June 2020

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Ban for legal executive who used own money to cover error – Legal Futures

Posted March 19th, 2020 in disciplinary procedures, forgery, legal executives, news by sally

‘A chartered legal executive who covered up a mistake by paying a client her own money to increase her settlement has been banned from working for solicitors’ firms.’

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Legal Futures, 19th March 2020

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Fake Lord’s cricket card: James Lattimer fined £10k – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2020 in community service, forgery, fraud, news, sentencing, sport, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A fraudster faked a dead man’s membership card to use as a “passport to a prestigious world” and get the best seats at Lord’s cricket ground.’

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BBC News, 11th March 2020

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Secret Commissions: Wood v Commercial First Business – Case Analysis – Forum Chambers

Posted November 20th, 2019 in agency, disclosure, fees, forgery, limitations, loans, mortgages, news, rescission by sally

‘This note is essential reading for mortgage providers, brokers and any practitioners with a practice or interest in civil fraud as the case constitutes perhaps the most detailed review of the law on secret commissions to date. In particular, it addresses the distinction between full secret commissions and so-called half-secret commissions where there is a partial disclosure. It clarifies the law in the area and solidifies the basis for a broker being held liable where a commission is only partially disclosed.’

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Forum Chambers, 12th November 2019

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Can You Keep A Half Secret? (Wood v Commercial First) – New Square Chambers

Posted November 19th, 2019 in agency, disclosure, fees, forgery, limitations, loans, mortgages, news, rescission by sally

‘The dispute centred around a mortgage broker receiving both a fee from the borrower and a commission from the lender. Mrs Wood obtained two mortgages and a further advance secured over her two farms from Commercial First Business Limited (“CF”), a provider of unregulated secured loans to commercial borrowers. CF only accepted applications via brokers. UK Mortgage and Financial Services Limited (“UKMFS”) acted as broker for Mrs Wood on all three transactions, receiving commissions of £30,600, £57,092.80 and £5,234.22 respectively. CF entered into securitisation agreements assigning the loans to various assignees prior to entering CVL.’

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New Square Chambers, 5th November 2019

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Bride-to-be fleeced fiance’s stag party out of £11k – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2019 in compensation, forgery, marriage, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, theft by sally

‘A bride-to-be frittered away her fiance’s stag party kitty, leaving him and his friends stranded at a UK airport, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 29th October 2019

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Woman sentenced for faking terminal illness to con charity into paying for her wedding – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A woman who claimed she had terminal cancer so she could con a small charity into paying for a wedding ceremony has today been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th August 2019

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‘Fearful’ principal forged signatures to cover mistake – Law Society Gazette

Posted August 14th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, forgery, mistake, news, sale of land, solicitors by michael

‘A law firm principal who claimed to be scared of losing his job if he admitted a mistake has been struck off for acting dishonestly.’

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Law Society Gazette, 12th August 2019

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MPs call for inquiry into alleged forgery of signatures – BBC News

Posted March 29th, 2019 in banking, documents, expert witnesses, forgery, fraud, inquiries, news, sentencing by tracey

‘MPs are pressing the Treasury Select Committee to open an immediate inquiry into the alleged forgery of signatures in bank court documents.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2019

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Woman who faked cancer to defraud charity of £85,000 jailed – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2019 in cancer, charities, forgery, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who feigned having cancer in order to help defraud the charity she worked for out of more than £85,000 has been jailed by a judge who told her she had shown no shame.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2019

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Are banks guilty of faking signatures on British court papers? – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2019 in banking, documents, forgery, news, repossession by sally

‘Have some banks, or their legal representatives, been faking signatures on UK court documents used to repossess people’s homes and to recover other debts?’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2019

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Father loses damages claim over forged IVF signature – The Guardian

‘A father whose ex-partner forged his signature to conceive a daughter has lost a damages action against a London IVF clinic at the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2018

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Former Watford chairman banned for life from English football over forged bank letter – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 15th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, fines, forgery, news, sport by tracey

‘A former chairman of Watford has been banned for life from the English game after admitting supplying falsified financial information to the football authorities.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2015

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Chloe Ayling ‘vindicated’ over kidnapper’s conviction – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2018 in foreign jurisdictions, forgery, kidnapping, news, sentencing by sally

‘Model Chloe Ayling says she feels “vindicated” after the man she accused of kidnapping her was convicted and jailed for almost 17 years.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2018

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Jail for solicitor who forged documents and stole £800,000 of client money – Legal Futures

Posted June 11th, 2018 in courts, forgery, money laundering, news, sentencing, solicitors by sally

‘A dishonest solicitor who forged documents and stole clients’ mortgage payments after taking the reins of a law firm has been jailed for seven years and six months.’

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Legal Futures, 11th June 2018

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SDT issues mental health warning to employers in case of solicitor under billing pressure – Legal Futures

Posted January 10th, 2018 in forgery, mental health, news, professional conduct, solicitors, tribunals by sally

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has decided against striking off a solicitor it found had forged correspondence and lied to both her client and her employer, after finding that a root cause of her misconduct was the firm’s culture and the pressure it exerted on her to meet billing targets.’

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Legal Futures, 10th January 2018

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Personal injury lawyer struck off for telling staff to fake signatures – Litigation Futures

Posted October 24th, 2017 in costs, disciplinary procedures, disqualification, forgery, news, solicitors by sally

‘A personal injury lawyer who persuaded other employees to fake client signatures and lied about it in court has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Litigation Futures, 24th October 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com