Convicted former UBS trader to be freed from UK immigration centre – The Guardian

‘The convicted former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli is to be released from detention at an immigration removal centre near Heathrow while he awaits a judicial review of his deportation.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2018

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UK carers face fines and fraud charges because of overpaid benefit – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2018 in benefits, carers, fraud, news, prosecutions by sally

‘More than a thousand carers face being prosecuted for fraud as the government attempts to claw back overpayments to people who have been looking after sick and elderly relatives from the poorest communities, the Guardian has been told.’

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The Guardian, 7th October 2018

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SFO will not appeal landmark litigation privilege ruling – OUT-LAW.com

‘The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) will not appeal to the Supreme Court last month’s ruling that documents generated in connection with an investigation into the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) were protected by litigation privilege, it has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd October 2018

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‘Deceitful’ £17m solar panel scam gang jailed for fraud – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2018 in elderly, fraud, news, sentencing, Serious Fraud Office, victims by sally

‘Six men have been jailed over a £17m fraud involving selling solar panels to elderly, retired and vulnerable people.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2018

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Law Society: Cyber-criminals targeting more small firms – Legal Futures

Posted October 2nd, 2018 in computer crime, fraud, law firms, news, solicitors by sally

‘Small law firms are increasingly being targeted by cyber-criminals, but very few attacks are actually succeeding, new research has found.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd October 2018

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Grenfell fund fraudster’s shopping spree with victims’ cash – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2018 in fire, fraud, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A fraudster who stole tens of thousands of pounds from the NHS and a Grenfell Tower victim fund has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2018

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Insufficient oversight and inadequate controls “allowed £2m fraud at joint venture” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 25th, 2018 in compulsory purchase, fraud, joint ventures, local government, news by sally

‘Insufficient oversight by Barnet Council together with inadequate controls allowed a former member of staff to commit a £2m fraud at a joint venture, a report by auditors Grant Thornton has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th September 2018

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Woman pretended daughter was injured in Manchester attack for insurance claim – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2018 in fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, proceeds of crime, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who pretended her fake daughter was injured in the Manchester attack to make an insurance claim has been jailed for fraud. Susan Pain, who worked in insurance herself, posed as a dentist and said her daughter “Sophie” had sustained serious injuries needing two operations following the bombing that left 22 people dead last year. But AXA could not trace a victim under the name given in the £2,500 claim for loss of earnings, and alerted the police after uncovering years of false claims by Pain.’

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The Independent, 19th September 2018

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Civil Procedure Discontinuance, QOCA and Fundamental Dishonesty – Zenith PI Blog

Posted September 19th, 2018 in civil procedure rules, costs, fraud, insurance, news by sally

‘The claimant discontinued a claim. The defendants alleged that the claim was dishonest and asked the court to determine the issue of fundamental dishonesty so the defendants could enforce their entitlement to costs.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 18th September 2018

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Fraud ringleader jailed over ‘boiler room’ scam – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2018 in conspiracy, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “boiler room” fraud ringleader has been sentenced to a total of 13 years in jail after being found guilty of conspiring with five others to con 170 investors out of £2.8m.’

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BBC News, 14th September 2018

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UBS ‘rogue trader’ in last-ditch attempt to avoid deportation – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2018 in banking, deportation, fraud, judicial review, news by sally

‘Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS banker jailed for the UK’s biggest ever fraud, will on Monday file for a judicial review of the decision to deport him to Ghana, in a last-ditch attempt to stop his “banishment” from the UK, where he has lived since he was 12.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2018

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Conveyancers liable for registration error despite mortgage fraud – Legal Futures

Posted September 14th, 2018 in conveyancing, fraud, mortgages, negligence, news, public interest by tracey

‘There is “no public interest” in allowing a negligent conveyancer to avoid liability when they did not know that their client was actually engaged in mortgage fraud, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 14th September 2018

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Lee Rigby: Charity fundraiser Gary Gardner guilty of two fraud charges – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2018 in charities, fraud, news by tracey

‘A fundraiser has been convicted of two counts of fraud after pocketing cash collected for the young son of murdered soldier Lee Rigby.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2018

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Conman duped dementia patients out of life savings to buy himself a £10,000 hair transplant – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2018 in elderly, fraud, guilty pleas, mental health, news by tracey

‘A hair transplant conman duped two dementia patients out of their life savings so that he could buy a new £10k hairline.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th September 2018

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Litigation Privilege: rationale and scope defined — Guy Mansfield QC – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 10th, 2018 in confidentiality, disclosure, fraud, news, privilege by tracey

‘The Director of the SFO v ENRC [2018] EWCA Civ 2006. Eurasian Natural Resources Corp, the defendant to the Serious Fraud Office’s application to enforce notices seeking to compel the production of documents, has had a chequered history in the last 10 years since it came to the London market (in January 2014 it delisted and went private). In December 2010, a whistleblower alerted the company by email to serious allegations of corruption, fraud and bribery within its group.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th September 2018

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Grenfell Tower: Man jailed for stealing £50,000-worth of emergency relief – The Independent

Posted September 7th, 2018 in fire, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A cleaner who stole £53,000-worth of emergency relief intended for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 6th September 2018

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Landmark privilege win: appeal court rules against SFO in ENRC case – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 6th, 2018 in confidentiality, disclosure, fraud, news, privilege by tracey

‘The protective scope of professional privilege received an important boost today when an appeal ruled that in-house advice prepared prior to court proceedings is as protected by privilege as that given in the defence of proceedings. In a much awaited ruling, the President of the Queen’s Bench Division Sir Brian Leveson, Chancellor of the High Court Sir Geoffrey Vos and Lord Justice McCombe this morning backed an appeal over a High Court ruling that a business under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office should turn over materials prepared for an earlier internal investigation.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 5th September 2018

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Trader guilty of UK’s biggest fraud detained prior to deportation – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2018 in deportation, fraud, immigration, news by sally

‘Kweku Adoboli, the former trader who was found guilty of causing a $2.3bn (£1.8bn) financial loss, has been detained by the Home Office as preparations for his deportation to Ghana begin.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2018

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Shadow justice secretary hits out at Civil Liability Bill – Legal Futures

Posted September 4th, 2018 in bills, civil justice, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The shadow justice secretary has ripped into the Civil Liability Bill, saying Labour will vote against it as it stands.’

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Legal Futures, 4th September 2018

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Push payment fraud victims ‘not automatically negligent’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 3rd, 2018 in banking, compensation, financial regulation, fraud, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) will be looking for “clear evidence” that banks have properly investigated claims by customers for compensation in cases of suspected authorised push payment (APP) fraud.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th August 2018

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