Judge wrong to ignore tactics of “unscrupulous” NIHL claimants – Litigation Futures

Posted May 21st, 2019 in appeals, contempt of court, costs, deceit, fraud, judges, news, noise, personal injuries by sally

‘A judge has been criticised by the Court of Appeal for failing to take into account tactics used by “unscrupulous claimants and lawyers”, particularly in noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) cases.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st May 2019

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Payday loan complaints reach five year high – BBC News

‘Complaints against payday lenders have soared to a five year high, the industry watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2019

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Fraudsters ‘stole £7m’ from holidaymakers in 2018 – BBC News

Posted May 7th, 2019 in airlines, fraud, holidays, news by tracey

‘More than 5,000 people were the victims of holiday booking fraud last year, with their total losses amounting to £7m, research suggests.’

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BBC News. 7th May 2019

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Coventry fake doctor jailed for duping elderly people – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2019 in doctors, elderly, fraud, medicines, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “fantasist” who posed as a doctor to dupe elderly people out of money and prescribed them potentially dangerous medicine, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 2nd May 2019

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Man jailed for helping American friend dump father in UK car park so he could get free treatment on NHS – The Independent

‘A “fantasist” who claimed to be in the elite military unit has been jailed for two and a half years for his part in a plot to abandon a dementia-suffering Californian pensioner in rural England.’

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The Independent, 30th April 2019

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Home Office faces legal action over English test cheating claims – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2019 in appeals, deportation, fraud, government departments, immigration, news, statistics, visas by sally

‘The Home Office is facing over 300 court of appeal legal challenges from foreign students who believe they were wrongly accused of cheating in English tests, and dozens more cases are pending in immigration tribunals.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2019

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Paralegal jailed for swindling money from clients’ estates – Legal Futures

Posted April 23rd, 2019 in fraud, guilty pleas, news, paralegals, probate, sentencing by sally

‘A paralegal who stole £70,000 from people’s estates to splash out on designer clothes and handbags has been jailed for more than three years.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd April 2019

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Solicitor sanctioned for role in fraudulent transfer of Islamic centre – Legal Futures

Posted April 15th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, fines, fraud, news, sale of land, solicitors by michael

‘A solicitor who recklessly facilitated a “dubious transaction” involving an Islamic community centre has been fined £20,000 and given a suspended suspension.’

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Legal Futures, 15th April 2019

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Fraud surgeon who claimed break-in at Luton home keeps items

Posted April 15th, 2019 in evidence, fraud, news, proceeds of crime, search & seizure by michael

‘Thousands of pounds worth of antiques that a hospital surgeon claimed had been stolen from him are still “under his control”, despite him being jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th April 2019

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Solicitor convicted of subletting council home – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor’s conviction for illegally subletting his council flat has been upheld after he lost his appeal against a suspended jail sentence.’

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Legal Futures, 12th April 2019

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Airport parking boss jailed for dumping cars in muddy fields – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 12th, 2019 in airports, company directors, consumer protection, fraud, news, parking by sally

‘In airport parking scammer has been sent to prison in one of the first cases of its kind after he made £1.4million leaving holidaymakers’ cars in muddy fields with keys in the window.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2019

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Review shows police ‘short changing’ fraud victims – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 11th, 2019 in fraud, news, police, reports, victims by sally

‘A critical review of the way in which UK law enforcement responds to reports of fraud underlines the importance of civil recovery routes for victims, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th April 2019

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Jury dismissed in Barclays fraud trial – BBC News

Posted April 9th, 2019 in banking, conspiracy, fraud, juries, misrepresentation, news by sally

‘The jury in the fraud trial against four former Barclays bankers – including the former chief executive, John Varley – has been dismissed.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2019

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JK Rowling’s ex-PA ordered to repay author £18k in fraud case – The Independent

Posted April 5th, 2019 in damages, fraud, news by tracey

‘JK Rowling‘s former personal assistant has been ordered to repay £18,734 to the Harry Potter author after she was found to have fraudulently used her credit card to buy toiletries and foreign currency.’

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The Independent, 5th April 2019

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Jail for bogus barrister who scammed his way to pupillage – Legal Futures

Posted April 4th, 2019 in barristers, documents, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A fraudster who posed as a barrister after tricking a London set into giving him pupillage has been jailed for 27 months.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd April 2019

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City watchdog told to review London Capital & Finance collapse – The Guardian

‘Government orders FCA inquiry into £236m scandal surrounding investment firm.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2019

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Fraud victims let down by ‘inconsistent policing’ – BBC News

Posted April 2nd, 2019 in fraud, news, ombudsmen, police, standards, statistics, victims by tracey

‘Some police forces are actively seeking reasons to drop investigations into fraud, a watchdog’s report has warned. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services said an “inconsistent” approach to policing fraud in England and Wales left the public at high risk of scams.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2019

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Tax fraud solicitor proclaims innocence as he accepts strike-off – Legal Futures

Posted April 1st, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, fraud, news, solicitors, tax evasion by sally

‘A solicitor currently in jail for his part in a fraudulent tax evasion scheme has agreed to be struck off while insisting that he did nothing more than “major English law firms” do for international clients every day.’

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Legal Futures, 1st March 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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Autonomy founder Mike Lynch faces UK high court and fresh charges in US – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2019 in confiscation, conspiracy, fraud, money laundering, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘Autonomy founder Mike Lynch will on Monday begin his high court defence against accusations that he perpetrated a $5bn (£3.8bn) fraud, as US prosecutors unveiled fresh criminal charges accusing the British businessman of a cover-up.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2019

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