High Court gives whiplash contempt proceedings green light – Litigation Futures

Posted August 14th, 2018 in contempt of court, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A High Court judge has allowed a bus company’s application for committal proceedings to go ahead against two dishonest former claimants who said they had serious whiplash injuries from a minor traffic collision, when CCTV showed otherwise.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th August 2018

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English court had jurisdiction over conspiracy claim in gambling case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 13th, 2018 in conspiracy, fraud, gambling, Guernsey, jurisdiction, news, subsidiary companies by sally

‘A Guernsey-registered online gambling company can pursue a conspiracy claim against a group of Peruvian-resident customers in the English courts, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th August 2018

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Solicitors convicted of GBH and expenses fraud struck off – Legal Futures

Posted August 13th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, expenses, fraud, grievous bodily harm, news, solicitors by sally

‘Solicitors convicted separately of head-butting another parent at a children’s rugby match and making fraudulent expenses claims to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have both been struck off.’

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Legal Futures, 13th August 2018

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SRA outlines new concerns around holiday sickness claims – Legal Futures

‘More types of poor conduct by claimant solicitors in the holiday sickness market have been uncovered, their regulator has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 10th August 2018

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Property agent jailed for spending £700,000 of his clients’ money – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 3rd, 2018 in client accounts, fraud, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A property agent who misspent £700,000 in rent he had collected for his clients has been sentenced to five years in prison today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 2nd August 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Former HSBC banker wins appeal against extradition to US – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2018 in appeals, banking, extradition, fraud, news by tracey

‘HSBC’s former head of currency trading has won a last-ditch battle to block his extradition to the US, where he faces 11 charges of foreign exchange rigging which each carry a maximum 30-year prison sentence.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2018

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Land Registration Act shape up could build on fraud fighting efforts and make conveyancing better for everyone – Law Commission

Posted July 24th, 2018 in bills, conveyancing, fraud, land registration, press releases by tracey

‘Property fraudsters could be stopped in their tracks by technical fixes of the law, according to the Law Commission. The independent legal body say HM Land Registry has had to fork out close to £60million in indemnity payments because of fraud over the past decade. As a result, it’s recommending measures to help prevent fraud from taking place in registered land, alongside wider technical changes to the law which will make conveyancing “faster, easier and cheaper for everyone”.’

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Law Commission, 24th July 2018

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk/

Former Montessori chief used charity credit card to pay for honeymoon and expensive watercolours – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 23rd, 2018 in charities, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The chief executive of an education charity who used the company credit card to splash out on a his honeymoon and paintings at Bonhams auction house has been jailed for six years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd July 2018

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Indemnity costs, allegations of fraud and discontinuance: PJSC Aeroflot v Forus and others [2018] EWHC 1735 (Ch) – Zenith PI

Posted July 20th, 2018 in costs, fraud, indemnities, news by tracey

‘There are lessons for practitioners in all areas in the judgment of Rose J in Aeroflot v Forus and others. That case – a long-running chancery matter concerning skulduggery, political intrigue and alleged fraud –stands as a reminder that parties plead fraud at their peril.’

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Zenith PI, 17th July 2018

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Ex-traders handed 13-year jail sentence for Euribor rate-rigging – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 20th, 2018 in banking, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two former traders have been jailed for more than 13 years for trying to rig a key financial benchmark at the height of the financial crisis.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2018

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Group jailed for 47 years after £450,000 maternity payment scam – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 19th, 2018 in benefits, conspiracy, fraud, press releases, sentencing, social security by tracey

‘Twelve people who plotted to claim more than £450,000 in maternity payments for babies which did not exist have been jailed for 47 years today (18 July). The defendants, who included members of the same family and their partners and friends, made at least 158 fraudulent applications for maternity allowance over the course of 52 months.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th July 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

The scale and drivers of attrition in reported fraud and cyber crime – Home Office

Posted July 16th, 2018 in computer crime, fraud, reports by tracey

‘Outlines findings from a research study looking at the level of attrition in fraud and cyber crime cases reported to Action Fraud..’

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Home Office, 16th July 2018

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Care home boss who stole millions from residents jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The owner of a care home who tried to defraud residents out of £4.1million by isolating them from their families and persuading them to make him a beneficiary of their wills has been jailed today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th July 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Reporting restrictions ‘prevent scrutiny’ of economic crimes – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2018 in bribery, fraud, news, private hearings, reporting restrictions by tracey

‘Excessive court reporting restrictions, inadequate listing information and difficulties in obtaining documents are preventing scrutiny of economic crimes and bribery cases, according to a report by Corruption Watch UK.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2018

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Stand by your man? The clash of criminal law and family law concerning inter-spousal transfers of assets – Family Law

Posted July 11th, 2018 in confiscation, divorce, fraud, matrimonial home, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘The judgment of the Court of Appeal in R v Hayes [2018] EWCA 682 is a stark and unsettling reminder of how occasionally a family court and a criminal court may deliver contradictory judgments on the same facts.’

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Family Law, 11th July 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

MPs want new watchdog to root out research misconduct – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2018 in fraud, news, select committees, universities by tracey

‘A national watchdog that has the power to punish British universities for failing to tackle research misconduct is needed to ensure that sloppy practices and outright fraud are caught and dealt with fast, MPs say.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2018

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High Court orders indemnity costs against claimant that discontinued on eve of hearing – Litigation Futures

Posted July 10th, 2018 in airlines, costs, fraud, indemnities, news by sally

‘Russian state airline Aeroflot has been ordered to pay indemnity costs for the entire eight years of a fraud claim that it dropped on the eve of opening submissions.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th July 2018

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‘Paedophile hunter’ jailed for blackmailing victims – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2018 in blackmail, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A self-styled “paedophile hunter” who blackmailed his victims for tens of thousands of pounds has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2018

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Fraud, bribery and money laundering offences: Assessment of guideline – Sentencing Council

Posted June 27th, 2018 in bribery, fraud, money laundering, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has published its assessment of the impact of its Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering offences guideline on sentencing trends, under its statutory duty to monitor the operation and effect of its sentencing guidelines and to draw conclusions from this information.’

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Sentencing Council, 26th June 2018

Source: www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk

Preston free range egg fraud farmer to pay back £500,000 – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2018 in agriculture, appeals, fraud, news, penalties, sentencing by tracey

‘A farmer who deliberately mislabelled barn eggs as pricier free range ones must pay back his £500,000 profits.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2018

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