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  • 16 Aug 2021 11:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision not to aggregate as one the claims a Yorkshire law firm’s indemnity insurer is facing because of a multi-million pound fraud run by one partner.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/ca-rejects-insurers-aggregation-bid-in-huge-law-firm-fraud

  • 09 Aug 2021 12:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A fraudster who conned people by claiming he was supplying electrical goods to the Olympic Village and large hotels has been given nearly nine more years in jail for failing to hand back more than £5 million of illicit profits.

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/olympic-village-fraudster-jailed-again-150031676.html

  • 09 Aug 2021 12:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At a confiscation enforcement hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, fraudster Jolan Saunders has been jailed for almost nine years for failing to pay his multi-million pound confiscation order.

    https://www.sfo.gov.uk/2021/08/02/london-fraudster-jailed-for-failing-to-pay-confiscation-order/

  • 02 Aug 2021 11:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A coalition of consumer groups, charities and financial services industry bodies have come together to renew calls for the government to include paid for online adverts within the scope of the Online Safety bill.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/your-industry/2021/07/21/industry-unites-to-put-pressure-on-govt-over-online-scam-ads/

  • 02 Aug 2021 10:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Police have warned they don’t have to prove people are criminals to take away their ‘proceeds of crime’ jewellery after officers used special court powers for the first time.

    https://westbridgfordwire.com/warning-as-police-seize-6000-in-jewellery-in-case/

  • 26 Jul 2021 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    London based property developer Richard Leahy has agreed to hand over assets worth almost £2 million to settle a civil recovery claim based on alleged involvement in cannabis cultivation, money laundering and fraud.

    https://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/nca-recovers-2m-from-london-based-property-developer-and-landlord

  • 26 Jul 2021 10:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Bar Council and Circuit Leaders have been in close contact with HMCTS to feed in the Bar’s views and seek clarity on how courts will safely operate from 19 July, as the next step in lifting national Covid restrictions takes place. With social distancing no longer required in England from 19 July, HMCTS has reviewed its plans so that it can work within the new public health guidelines to safely increase capacity across courts and tribunals.

    https://www.barcouncil.org.uk/resource/court-covid-restrictions-update-from-chair-of-the-bar-and-circuit-leaders.html#.YPbymPByUfA.twitter

  • 28 Jun 2021 8:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A globe-trotting tax consultant who stole £6.9m from construction workers’ pay packets has been ordered to repay £1.7m or face a further four years in jail.

    https://www.constructionenquirer.com/2021/06/16/payroll-tax-cheat-ordered-to-repay-1-7m/

  • 21 Jun 2021 10:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Important court and tribunal judgments will be available via The National Archives for the first time, increasing transparency and securing free access for all.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/boost-for-open-justice-as-court-judgments-get-new-home

  • 13 Jun 2021 5:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    People cheated by fraudsters are being let down by police despite the “staggering” levels of the crime and its damaging impact on lives, the Victims’ Commissioner warned today.

    https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/fraud-victims-let-down-police-104947801.html

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