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  • 10 Feb 2019 10:54 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A London student who paid £390,000 up front in rent for a Knightsbridge apartment must hand over nearly half a million pounds, following an investigation by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA).

    http://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/1565-son-of-moldova-s-ex-pm-renting-1000-per-day-knightsbridge-apartment-forced-to-hand-over-nearly-half-a-million-pounds

  • 10 Feb 2019 10:35 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A convicted waste criminal has been ordered to pay £1.3 million for defrauding waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) recycling schemes out of millions of pounds in a Proceeds of Crime hearing at Leeds Crown Court yesterday (7 February).

    https://resource.co/article/waste-criminal-ordered-pay-13m-weee-recycling-fraud-13082#.XF9RG14RCsg.twitter


  • 10 Feb 2019 10:27 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Part 2 of LASPO has “on balance” succeeded in the government’s aims of reducing the cost of litigation, discouraging unmeritorious cases and promoting access to justice at proportionate cost, the Ministry of Justice declared today.

    https://www.litigationfutures.com/news/moj-part-2-laspo-reforms-have-achieved-their-goal


  • 10 Feb 2019 10:10 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Speaking in the aftermath of the collapsed Tesco trial, lawyers say the case could provide support for changing corporate criminal liability laws and consider the way DPAs are implemented in the UK.

    https://globalinvestigationsreview.com/article/1179682/tesco-fraud-case-%E2%80%9Ccould-support%E2%80%9D-argument-for-broadening-failure-to-prevent-offence#.XF1TQJ4gvcg.twitter

  • 04 Feb 2019 8:30 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The International Justice and Organised Crime Division has engaged staff, a visible and proactive senior management team, and is held in high regard by internal and external stakeholders, according to a report published today by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI). The inspection did not look at casework quality.

    https://www.cps.gov.uk/cps/news/hmcpsi-finds-international-justice-and-organised-crime-division-continuously-delivers-its


  • 04 Feb 2019 8:25 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    This call for evidence asks about people’s experiences of the 2014 reforms which regulate how enforcement agents (bailiffs) operate.

    https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/review-of-enforcement-agent-bailiff-reforms/


  • 28 Jan 2019 1:09 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    How the CPS brings criminals to justice is the subject of a series of documentaries which will be repeated on BBC Two later this month.

    https://www.cps.gov.uk/cps/news/fighting-justice-go-behind-scenes-cps-0

  • 28 Jan 2019 12:04 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Questions have been raised about the use of DPAs by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) case after the case against final defendant Carl Rogberg was dropped

    https://www.accountancyage.com/2019/01/23/should-tesco-directors-ever-have-faced-fraud-trial/#.XElt8vGSoRk.twitter

  • 27 Jan 2019 11:56 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    HM Courts and Tribunals Service has been experiencing problems with several of its IT systems over the past few days, including secure email and network issues

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252456296/HMCTS-suffers-major-IT-issues

  • 27 Jan 2019 11:07 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    In a time of significant change to the civil litigation system, the approach to fraudulent exaggeration of insurance claims is diverging north and south of the Border. This combination of developments may lead to a perfect storm for fraudulent claims in Scotland.

    https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/kate-donachie-get-ready-for-more-fraud-as-scots-courts-award-damages-despite-dishonesty-1-4858721

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