Top human rights barrister highlights Chinese cyber-attacks on her and others – Legal Futures

‘One of the country’s leading human rights barristers has complained about Twitter accounts and emails purporting to be from her and other human rights defenders that spring up when they criticise China.’

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Legal Futures, 26th September 2022

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Council succeeds in part over whether landlords were “fit and proper” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 15th, 2022 in fraud, housing, landlord & tenant, licensing, local government, news by tracey

‘A London borough has won on two limited points out of four grounds on which it appealed in a case over whether landlords were “fit and proper”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th September 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Crypto market rife for new areas of litigation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 9th, 2022 in cryptocurrencies, fraud, money laundering, news by tracey

‘The highly active cryptocurrency sector will spawn a raft of new areas of litigation, experts told the Law Society’s commercial litigation conference this week.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th September 2022

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14,000 online whistleblowers prompt HMRC crack down on furlough fraud – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 25th, 2022 in benefits, coronavirus, fraud, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘UK businesses have been warned to expect a crackdown on furlough fraud by one legal expert, after HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) revealed that almost 14,000 whistleblowers had come forward with information about misuse of the scheme.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th August 2022

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Builder who lied his way into top NHS jobs ordered to repay £96,000 – The Independent

Posted August 22nd, 2022 in appeals, confiscation, fraud, hospitals, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘A fake NHS boss who made £1m by lying about his qualifications to secure senior jobs will have to pay £96,000 after Supreme Court hearing.’

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The Independent, 20th August 2022

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CV fraudster must repay some wages, Supreme Court rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A fraudster jailed for falsifying qualifications to secure a top NHS job should have to pay back some of the wages he unlawfully received, the Supreme Court has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th August 2022

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Modernising lasting powers of attorney: change is coming – Legal Futures

‘In 2007, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 introduced Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) which for the first time allowed a donor to appoint an attorney to make decisions both about their property and financial affairs, but also about their health and welfare.’

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Legal Futures, 17th August 2022

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Post Office inquiry chair urges higher legal fees for compensation advice – Legal Futures

‘It is “essential” that sub-postmasters claiming on one of the compensation schemes following the Horizon scandal can recover their legal costs, the chair of the Post Office scandal enquiry said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 16th August 2022

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‘Utterly dishonest’ Axiom fund solicitor jailed for fraud – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 12th, 2022 in company directors, fraud, imprisonment, news, sentencing, solicitors by tracey

‘Astruck-off solicitor who dishonestly funnelled nearly £20m of investors’ money from a legal financing fund into his own pocket to fund a luxury lifestyle has been jailed for 14 years.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 12th August 2022

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PwC fined nearly £1.8m over BT fraud audit failures – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2022 in auditors, fines, fraud, news, telecommunications by sally

‘PwC has been fined almost £1.8m for failing to properly scrutinise the accounts of telecoms company BT after a £500m accounting fraud had been uncovered at its Italian operation.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2022

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Carole Packman murder: Parole dates given to paper before family – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2022 in bereavement, families, fraud, media, Ministry of Justice, murder, news, parole by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said it is “deeply sorry” that a murderer’s parole dates were given to a local newspaper before the victim’s family.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2022

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Teen Snapchat hacker jailed after threatening to post nudes to make cash – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 27th, 2022 in blackmail, fraud, imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A teenage hacker has been jailed after threatening to post nudes stolen from women’s Snapchat accounts to make money, police have said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2022

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New Judgment: R v Luckhurst [2020] UKSC 23 – UKSC Blog

‘This case concerns whether the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) permits a variation to a restraint order to cover reasonable legal expenses in respect of civil proceedings founded on the same or similar allegations or facts as those giving rise to the making of the restraint order.’

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UKSC Blog, 20th July 2022

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Couple who cashed in on mother’s Hertfordshire health scam jailed – The Guardian

‘A couple who enjoyed holidays abroad with money from a relative who faked being bedridden to scam a local authority out of more than £624,000 have been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2022

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Duo jailed for £20m pension fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Two scammers have been imprisoned today (15 July 2022) for a pension fraud worth over £20 million which caused many of the victims to lose their entire pensions.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th July 2022

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High Court permits service by NFT in ‘English legal first’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 13th, 2022 in cryptocurrencies, fraud, misrepresentation, news, service by tracey

‘An Italian engineer trying to recover around £2m of stolen cryptocurrency has been given permission to serve High Court proceedings via a non-fungible token (NFT) on the blockchain, in what his lawyers have said is an English legal first.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th July 2022

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Director of Public Prosecutions highlights how more money could be returned to victims of crime – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Director of Public Prosecutions, Max Hill QC, has today supported the review into legislation to ensure more money can be returned to victims of crime.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 23rd June 2022

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Post Office IT scandal victims may be disqualified from compensation scheme – The Guardian

‘Scores of post office operators wrongly accused of embezzlement by the Post Office due to faulty accounting software, may be disqualified from a dedicated compensation scheme.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2022

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English High Court ruling on NFTs ‘hugely significant’ for fraud victims – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 20th, 2022 in artistic works, computer crime, cryptocurrencies, fraud, news by tracey

‘A ground-breaking ruling in the English High Court that recognised non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as legal property is a major victory for victims of fraud, according to one legal expert.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th June 2022

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Councillor wins £30k damages after BBC misidentified her as politician accused of housing fraud – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 20th, 2022 in BBC, damages, defamation, fraud, housing, news, political parties by tracey

‘A Westminster councillor has received damages in a libel case against the BBC after the news organisation misidentified her as another BAME politician who had been accused of housing fraud.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th June 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk