Sunderland: brothers jailed over £2m Ehic scam – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2023 in computer crime, fraudulent trading, health, insurance, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two brothers have been jailed for defrauding £2m from “unsuspecting, ordinary, busy” people who were tricked into thinking they needed to pay for European health insurance cards (Ehics).’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2023


Ed Sheeran ticket touts jailed in ‘landmark’ Leeds case – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2020 in fraudulent trading, internet, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two internet ticket touts who re-sold tickets worth millions of pounds for events including Ed Sheeran and Adele concerts have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2020


Consumer Credit Act must be modernised urgently, says trade body –

‘The next UK government must act urgently to bring consumer credit laws up to date, a trade body has said. The Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) said that lenders were prevented by the Consumer Credit Act (CCA) from stepping in to help customers in financial difficulty quickly enough, while requiring them to send “old fashioned and severely worded letters”.’

Full Story, 13th December 2019


Rogue builder jailed for tricking homeowners out of thousands of pounds – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A rogue builder who tricked homeowners out of hundreds of thousands of pounds has today (20th July) been jailed for fraud.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th July 2017


Wyvern Media scam: Fraudster ordered to repay £1.2m to victims – BBC News

Posted May 15th, 2017 in advertising, fraudulent trading, news, proceeds of crime, sentencing by sally

‘A man who was jailed for running a cold-call scam in which hundreds of customers were defrauded has been ordered to repay £1.2m to his victims.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2017


HBOS manager and other City financiers jailed over £245m loans scam – The Guardian

‘A group of bankers who ran an “utterly corrupt scheme” that left hundreds of small business owners “cheated, defeated and penniless” have been sentenced to almost 50 years in jail.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2017


Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) and others v Nazir and others (No 2) – WLR Daily

Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) and others v Nazir and others (No 2) [2013] EWCA Civ 968; [2013] WLR (D) 333

“The knowledge of a fraud perpetrated by a director by means of a company was not to be attributed to that company when it sought to recover losses which the company itself had suffered as a result of the fraud, even where the director was the sole director and shareholder of the company. In those circumstances the director could not rely on the maxim ex turpi causa non oritur actio to defeat the claim.”

WLR Daily, 31st July 2013


Horsemeat scandal: ‘Tougher testing’ by retailers ordered – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2013 in consumer protection, food hygiene, fraudulent trading, news by sally

“Retailers have agreed to carry out ‘more and tougher testing’ of beef products in the wake of widespread horsemeat contamination, the environment secretary says.”

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BBC News, 9th February 2013


Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) and others v Nazir and others – WLR Daily

Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) and others v Nazir and others [2012] EWHC 2163 (Ch); [2012] WLR (D) 236

“Section 213 of the Insolvency Act 1986 had extraterritorial effect. Sir Andrew Morritt C so held in the Chancery Division when dismissing the application by the sixth defendant Jetivia SA (‘Jetivia’), a company incorporated in Switzerland, and the seventh defendant, its sole director Urs Brunschweiler (‘B’), seeking orders that the claim by the second and third claimants, Kevin John Hellard and David Anthony Ingram, the liquidators of the first claimant, Bilta (UK) Ltd (‘Bilta’), alleging that the defendants had conspired to injure and defraud Bilta and were knowingly parties to the carrying on of the business of Bilta with intent to defraud the creditors of Bilta and other fraudulent purposes, should be summarily dismissed. Save for the ninth defendant, only Jetivia and B were now participating in the proceedings.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2012


Protecting Consumers from Scams and Rip-offs – Law Commission

Posted March 28th, 2012 in compensation, consumer protection, fraudulent trading, news by sally

“Consumers exploited by misleading and aggressive traders will have a clear and easy route to redress under reforms being proposed by the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission.”

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Law Commission, 28th March 2012


Art teacher jailed for selling Picasso and Lowry forgeries for £180,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 14th, 2011 in artistic works, forgery, fraudulent trading, news, sentencing by tracey

“A rogue dealer has been jailed after engineering a £180,000 scam where he told fine art fakes to galleries across Britain.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th October 2011


Financial watchdog launches probe into bank’s failure to spot UBS rogue trader – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2011 in banking, false accounting, financial regulation, fraudulent trading, news by tracey

“The Financial Services Authority and its Swiss counterpart have ordered a ‘comprehensive, independent investigation’ into the events surrounding trading losses at the bank’s London operations.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th September 2011


In re Overnight Ltd Goldfarb v Higgins and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted April 2nd, 2009 in fraudulent trading, law reports, limitations, winding up by sally

In re Overnight Ltd Goldfarb v Higgins and Another

Chancery Division

“The cause of action for fraudulent trading under section 213 of the Insolvency Act 1986 accrued on the making of the winding-up order.”

The Times, 2nd April 2009


In re Overnight Ltd; Goldfarb v Higgins and others – WLR Daily

Posted February 13th, 2009 in fraudulent trading, law reports, limitations, winding up by sally

In re Overnight Ltd; Goldfarb v Higgins and others; [2009] WLR (D) 49

The cause of action for fraudulent trading under s 213 of the Insolvency Act 1986 arose on the day the winding up order was made and not when either the petition was presented or the provisional liquidator appointed.”

WLR Daily, 12th February 2009


Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

DNA father to take case to Europe – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2009 in DNA, fraud, fraudulent trading, news, paternity by sally

“A man who sued his ex-wife for fraud for letting him believe another man’s child was his daughter is to take his fight to the European courts.”

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BBC News, 3rd February 2009