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

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Law Pod UK Ep. 12: Damages claim over IVF baby – 1 COR

Posted October 20th, 2017 in assisted reproduction, consent, damages, forgery, news by sally

‘Rosalind English talks to David Prest about a case involving a forged signature, disputed consent, and the claim made by a father for damages in relation to a baby born through IVF using frozen embryos.’

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Law Pod UK, 19th October 2017

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Ex-boyfriend of murdered antiques dealer is jailed for forging her will – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 5th, 2017 in forgery, news, sentencing, wills by tracey

‘An antiques dealer murdered on her driveway had sought a non-molestation order weeks before her death against her ex-boyfriend who was jailed on Wednesday for faking her will, a court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th October 2017

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Dyslexic ex-sergeant Colin Hughes jailed for forgery – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2017 in communicating false information, dyslexia, forgery, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A dyslexic former police officer has been jailed for forgery after he was caught out by his bad spelling.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Businessman sues Harley Street Clinic for £1m after ex-girlfriend forged his signature to get IVF, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 21st, 2017 in assisted reproduction, consent, contracts, forgery, news by tracey

‘A wealthy businessman is suing a Harley Street fertility clinic for £1 million after his ex-girlfriend “forged” his signature to be able to “secretly” conceive his baby daughter by IVF, a high court heard yesterday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Fraud – No Free Pass For Getting Judgment Set Aside – Zenith PI Blog

Posted June 20th, 2017 in appeals, forgery, fraud, news, setting aside by sally

‘In applying for judgment to be set aside on the basis of fraud, a party must establish that the evidence of fraud was not available at the time of the trial and could not have been discovered with reasonable diligence.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 19th June 2017

Source: zenithpi.wordpress.com

Solicitor who forged bank statements and QC’s opinion struck off – Legal Futures

Posted November 7th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, forgery, news, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor has been struck off after taking hundreds of thousands of pounds in client money and covering his tracks by forging a host of documents – from bank statements to building regulations certificates – and also falsifying leading counsel’s opinion.’

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Legal Futures, 7th November 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Solicitor banned for nine-fold overcharging of deceased clients – Law Society Gazette

Posted October 24th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, forgery, news, solicitors by michael

‘A solicitor who misappropriated money from deceased clients’ estates over several years and created a ‘work of fiction’ to confuse investigators has been struck off.”

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Law Society Gazette, 24th October 2016

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Dianne Spragg jailed for stealing £79k from legal clients – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2016 in cheques, forgery, fraud, law firms, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A legal secretary who stole nearly £79,000 from vulnerable clients and spent it on shopping sprees has been jailed for two and a half years.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2016

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Alan and Helen Knight jailed over fake coma court con – BBC News

‘A man who faked being in a coma for two years to avoid a fraud trial has been jailed along with his wife for trying to con the courts.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2015

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Solicitor who forged client’s signature on witness statement struck off – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who forged his client’s signature on a witness statement has been struck off, even though the client himself expressed surprise that disciplinary action had been taken.’

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Legal Futures, 24th September 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

SDT throws out allegations of forgery against fee-earner – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has thrown out charges brought by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) against a non-qualified fee-earner, deciding he had no case to answer and that the regulator should pay costs as a reminder to keep cases under review as they progress.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd September 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Challenging fraudulent judgments – Radcliffe Chambers

Posted July 28th, 2015 in evidence, expert witnesses, forgery, fraud, news, setting aside by sally

‘To set aside a judgment on the grounds of fraud, is it necessary to show that the evidence of fraud was unavailable at the trial and could not have been obtained with reasonablediligence? In May 2015, two High Court Judges gave totally contradictory answers to this question. ‘

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Radcliffe Chambers, 15th June 2015

Source: www.radcliffechambers.com

Broadmoor nurse who sold stories about killers is jailed – BBC News

‘A mental health nurse at Broadmoor hospital who sold stories about patients has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2015

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Woman sentenced for pretending to be a barrister – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 19th, 2015 in forgery, impersonating a barrister, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former Guildford Borough Councillor has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to forging her qualifications and claiming to be a qualified barrister.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th June 2015

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Head Sian Harkin admits fraud, theft and forgery – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2015 in forgery, fraud, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, teachers, theft by tracey

‘A head teacher who tried to defraud her school of £30,000 to help a builder working on her house has been jailed for a year.’

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BBC News, 30th April 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Swift 1st Ltd v Chief Land Registrar – WLR Daily

Swift 1st Ltd v Chief Land Registrar [2015] EWCA Civ 330; [2015] WLR (D) 167

‘The proprietor of a registered charge which turned out to have been a forged disposition was entitled to payment by way of indemnity under Schedule 8 to the Land Registration Act 2002 in circumstances where the registered proprietor and rightful owner of the property was in actual occupation at the date of the disposition.’

WLR Daily, 1st April 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences) Act 2015 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 2nd, 2015 in documents, forgery, legislation by sally

Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences) Act 2015 published

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Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

A4e staff jailed for DWP back-to-work training fraud – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2015 in conspiracy, employment, forgery, fraud, government departments, news, sentencing by sally

‘Six employees at a back-to-work recruitment company have been jailed for a fraud that saw them falsely claim almost £300,000.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2015

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Abattoir boss fined £8,000 over horsemeat charges – The Guardian

Posted March 24th, 2015 in fines, food, forgery, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A slaughterhouse boss has become the first person to be sentenced in connection with the horsemeat scandal that rocked British supermarkets in 2013.’

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk