Lucy Bone on Privilege in Internal Investigations- Littleton Chambers

Posted December 12th, 2018 in fraud, news, privilege, subsidiary companies, whistleblowers by sally

‘Internal investigations are increasingly being conducted by companies not only on regulatory grounds but also in response to employment issues such as whistleblowing and discrimination allegations. In SFO v ENRC [2018] EWCA Civ 2006, the Court of Appeal has significantly widened the scope of legal professional privilege in the context of an internal company investigation. It will now be easier for the employer to assert privilege over employees’ witness statements and other documents generated in an investigation.’

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Littleton Chambers, 26th November 2018

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Tycoon Vijay Mallya can be extradited to India, UK judge rules – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2018 in airlines, banking, debts, extradition, fraud, loans, news by sally

‘Vijay Mallya, the multimillionaire former owner of the Force India Formula One team and self-proclaimed “King of the Good Times”, can be extradited to India to face allegations of fraud.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2018

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Two Tesco directors cleared of fraud as judge labels case ‘weak’ – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2018 in fraud, judges, juries, news, Serious Fraud Office by tracey

‘Two former Tesco executives accused of masterminding a fraud that triggered the biggest financial crisis in the supermarket chain’s 100-year history have been cleared after the judge threw out the case stating the prosecution case was “so weak” it should not be before a jury.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2018

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Grindr cheat pharmacist guilty of wife’s murder – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2018 in burglary, domestic violence, fraud, insurance, internet, murder, news, telecommunications by sally

‘A pharmacist who strangled his wife with a Tesco bag so he could start a new life with his boyfriend has been found guilty of murder.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2018

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Fundamental dishonesty – you have been warned (hopefully) – Zenith PI

Posted December 4th, 2018 in contempt of court, costs, fraud, news, personal injuries, road traffic by tracey

‘I recently represented a claimant at trial in relation to a personal injury claim arising out of a road traffic accident. The defendant indicated an intention to pursue a finding of fundamental dishonesty. There were certain aspects of the evidence that might have led to such a finding, but such an outcome was far from certain.’

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Zenith PI, 30th November 2018

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Westminster paedophile accuser ‘Nick’ identified as judge lifts legal restriction – The Independent

‘The man known as “Nick” whose allegations sparked the Westminster sex abuse probe can be identified after a judge lifted a legal restriction.’

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The Independent, 3rd December 2018

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Grenfell fraudster jailed for claiming £88,000 worth of benefits – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 3rd, 2018 in benefits, closed circuit television, fire, fraud, news, sentencing, victims by tracey

‘A man has been jailed after falsely claiming he was sleeping rough in the Grenfell Tower so he could access £88,0000 worth of benefits meant for genuine victims of the fire.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 30th November 2018

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“All you need is fraud?”: stays of execution and adjudication enforcement – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted November 28th, 2018 in dispute resolution, enforcement, fraud, news, stay of execution by tracey

‘Earlier this year, Fraser J gave a significant judgment in which he: confirmed the circumstances in which fraud could be a successful ground to resist the enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision; developed a new circumstance, or principle, in which a stay of execution of an adjudicator’s decision may be granted. This post focuses on, and analyses in further detail, Fraser J’s so-called “principle (g)”.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 28th November 2018

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Solicitors warned about acting as ‘hired guns’ for dubious clients – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Regulators have vowed to take action against any solicitor found to have neglected their wider obligations simply to keep a client happy.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 27th November 2018

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City watchdog steps up its inquiries into ‘crypto’ firms – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 26th, 2018 in consumer protection, electronic commerce, financial regulation, fraud, news by tracey

‘As the price of the controversial “cryptocurrency” Bitcoin plunges, new figures show that the City watchdog is stepping up its investigations into the murky sector.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2018

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Grenfell Tower: Fraudster who claimed more than £100,000 meant for survivors jailed for six years – The Independent

Posted November 22nd, 2018 in fire, fraud, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, victims by tracey

‘A fraudster who claimed more than £100,000 meant for Grenfell Tower victims has been jailed for six years.’

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The Independent, 21st November 2018

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Patisserie Valerie auditor Grant Thornton faces probe over financial irregularities – The Independent

Posted November 21st, 2018 in auditors, fraud, inquiries, news by tracey

‘The accounting watchdog has launched an investigation into Grant Thornton’s audits of Patisserie Valerie over the three years from 2015 to 2017, after financial irregularities were uncovered at the cafe chain earlier this year.’

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The Independent, 21st November 2018

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Court of Appeal considers fraud vicarious liability test – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 20th, 2018 in agency, fraud, misrepresentation, news, vicarious liability by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has overturned a finding of the High Court of fraudulent misrepresentation against a postal equipment supplier, on the grounds that it was not ‘vicariously liable’ for the dishonesty of its agent.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th November 2018

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VIP ‘paedophile ring’ accuser to face trial in March – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2018 in child abuse, fraud, news, perverting the course of justice, prosecutions, trials by sally

‘A 50-year-old man who claimed to be the victim of an alleged VIP paedophile ring in the 1970s and 1980s is to stand trial in March next year.’

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BBC News, 19th November 2018

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Restraint order for man who accused solicitors of fraud – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has slapped an extended civil restraint order (ECRO) on a man who claimed the application was an attempt “to legitimise” a law firm’s attempt to defraud him.’

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Legal Futures, 19th November 2018

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Noel Edmonds likely to file £60m Lloyds lawsuit on Wednesday – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2018 in banking, charities, compensation, damages, fraud, news by sally

‘The TV and radio star Noel Edmonds, who is expected to join ITV’s I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here jungle camp this week, is also likely to fire the starting gun on a £60m lawsuit against Lloyds Bank.’

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The Guardian, 19th November 2018

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Prosecutor wants more convictions for crimes against elderly – BBC News

‘The head of the Crown Prosecution Service in Wales says he wants to see more prosecutions of people who commit crimes against older people.’

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BBC News, 19th November 2018

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Fake psychiatrist case puts thousands of doctors under scrutiny – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2018 in doctors, fraud, licensing, news, psychiatrists by sally

‘The records of up to 3,000 doctors are being reviewed after it emerged that a woman worked as a NHS consultant psychiatrist for 22 years with fake qualifications before she was convicted of trying to defraud a patient.’

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The Guardian, 19th November 2018

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Former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli could be deported to Ghana – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2018 in appeals, banking, deportation, fraud, immigration, judicial review, news, sentencing by sally

‘The convicted former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli has been arrested and could be deported to Ghana in the next few days, he has said.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2018

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Solicitor struck off over housing benefit conviction – Legal Futures

Posted November 7th, 2018 in benefits, disciplinary procedures, fraud, news, solicitors by sally

‘An experienced solicitor has been struck off after being convicted of fraudulently claiming housing benefit when she had savings that made her ineligible.’

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Legal Futures, 7th November 2018

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