High Court criticises firm for private prosecution disclosure failure – Legal Futures

Posted November 21st, 2023 in disclosure, fraud, law firms, news, private prosecutions by sally

‘The High Court has criticised a leading private prosecutions law firm for the information it provided to persuade a judge to issue summonses alleging fraud against three people.’

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Legal Futures, 21st November 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Failure to Prevent Fraud – Being a Friend of Business – Guildhall Chambers

Posted November 15th, 2023 in chambers articles, company law, fraud, money laundering, news, Russia, Ukraine by sally

‘The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill received Royal Assent on 26 October 2023. An initial Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 was passed at speed in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine to deter Russian oligarchs from laundering money in the London property market. This 2023 Act follows on as part of a welcome Parliamentary focus on how economic crime can impact the international reputation and stability of the UK as well as its cost to the Exchequer.’

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Guildhall Chambers, 31st October 2023

Source: www.guildhallchambers.co.uk

Patisserie Valerie fraud trial will not start until 2026, court told – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2023 in company directors, fraud, news, trials by sally

‘The fraud trial of former employees of the collapsed bakery chain Patisserie Valerie will not take place for another two and a half years, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 7th November 2023

Source: www.theguardian.com

New Act – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 30th, 2023 in company directors, company law, corruption, fraud, legislation, money laundering by tracey

2023 c. 56 – Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023

Robust new laws to fight corruption, money laundering and fraud – Home Office

‘The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act received Royal Assent on Thursday 26 October.’

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Home Office, 26th October 2023

Source: www.gov.uk

£2million home and large pensions sold to repay fraudsters’ court order – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Asset Recovery prosecution specialists have recovered a further £2.7million from two defendants following one of the largest multi-million-pound VAT fraud operations brought to justice by CPS and HMRC.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 26th October 2023

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

St Helens woman who faked cancer and claimed £22k jailed – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2023 in benefits, cancer, fraud, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who lied about having cancer to fraudulently claim more than £22,000 in benefits was a “fraudster” with a “dishonest vein that runs through your body”, a judge has said.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act completes its passage through parliament – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 27th, 2023 in company law, fraud, news by sally

‘Expert legal commentators appear to be divided over the impact of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act, which received royal assent today. The House of Lords nodded through the measure, after months of parliamentary back-and-forth, hours after the government rejected amendments which their backers said would close gaping loopholes.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th October 2023

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Man who made fake ID using Border Agency letter and claimed £349k jailed – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2023 in benefits, fraud, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who used a letter from the UK Border Agency to create a false identity and claim £349,000 in benefits has been jailed for fraud.’

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BBC News, 25th October 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

When Icarus didn’t fly (again) – a tale of disclosure disaster – Drystone Chambers

Posted October 19th, 2023 in chambers articles, conspiracy, disclosure, fraud, local government, news by sally

‘One local authority learned last week of the dangers inherent in disclosure failures. Five members of Drystone Chambers successfully defended, four as leading juniors.’

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Drystone Chambers, 12th September 2023

Source: www.drystone.com

Default judgment granted in part in long-running hacking and fraud claim (Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority v Azima and others) – Gatehouse Chambers

Posted October 19th, 2023 in chambers articles, computer crime, default judgments, fraud, news by sally

‘Dispute Resolution analysis: The High Court has granted default judgment on part of a counterclaim against the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority in a long-running set of proceedings, following the decision by the Investment Authority to take no further part in the proceedings. However, following submissions made by Additional Defendants in the proceedings, another part of the counterclaim will proceed to trial in 2024.’

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Gatehouse Chambers, 4th September 2023

Source: gatehouselaw.co.uk

Independent Review of Disclosure and Fraud Offences launched – Home Office

Posted October 13th, 2023 in criminal justice, disclosure, fraud, government departments, news by tracey

‘An independent review into disclosure and fraud, led by Jonathan Fisher KC, has launched to make it quicker and easier to bring criminals to justice.’

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Home Office, 12th October 2023

Source: www.gov.uk

London borough accused appellants of fraud with “no adequate evidence”, tribunal finds – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 3rd, 2023 in forgery, fraud, local government, London, news, penalties, road traffic, tribunals by sally

‘A London Tribunal has ordered a penalty charge notice (PCN) to be cancelled after finding the London Borough of Newham accused the appellants of forging defective PCNs “with no adequate evidence to support the allegation”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd October 2023

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Ex-MP jailed over expenses fraud loses appeal against prison sentence – The Independent

Posted September 27th, 2023 in appeals, drug abuse, expenses, fraud, imprisonment, news, parliament, sentencing by sally

‘A former MP jailed for expenses fraud has lost a Court of Appeal bid to challenge his four-year prison sentence.’

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The Independent, 26th September 2023

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Privy Council provides update on setting aside judgments and settlements for fraud – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 26th, 2023 in evidence, fraud, Jamaica, judgments, news, Privy Council, setting aside by sally

‘A Privy Council ruling in a case originating in Jamaica has sought to clarify what constitutes “new” evidence for claimants seeking to set aside a judgment or settlement based on fraud.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th September 2023

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

AI boom may not have positive outcome, warns UK competition watchdog – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, competition, consumer protection, fraud, news by sally

‘People should not assume a positive outcome from the artificial intelligence boom, the UK’s competition watchdog has warned, citing risks including a proliferation of false information, fraud and fake reviews as well as high prices for using the technology.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2023

Source: www.theguardian.com

Patisserie Valerie: Four face fraud charges over collapse – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2023 in auditors, debts, false accounting, fraud, news by tracey

‘Four people have been charged with fraud connected to the collapse of bakery chain Patisserie Valerie in 2019.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-Nationwide teller in London jailed for part in £130,000 bank fraud – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2023 in banking, fraud, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former teller at a London branch of Nationwide has been jailed for more than two years for his part in a £130,000 bank fraud.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2023

Source: www.theguardian.com

Three firms guilty of fraud which cost Royal Mail at least £70m over a decade – The Independent

Posted August 24th, 2023 in conspiracy, fraud, news, postal service by sally

‘The fraud involved the under-declaration of mail that was posted through a network of logistics companies in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.’

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The Independent, 23rd August 2023

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Beware misusing personal data – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 14th, 2023 in damages, data protection, disclosure, fraud, housing, local government, news by tracey

‘A claimant recently won a High Court damages claim against a London borough for misuse of personal data, with the council ordered to pay £6,000 in damages. Ibrahim Hasan explains why.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th August 2023

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk