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  • 17 Feb 2020 4:49 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A fraudster, who is currently serving time in prison for orchestrating false medical claims against his employer, has been jailed for an extra eight months after he attempted to reduce his original sentence by providing a fake employee reference to the judge.

    http://news.cityoflondon.police.uk/r/1320/extended_sentence_for_fraudster_who_gave_judge_bo

  • 17 Feb 2020 4:48 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    We have been asked questions about the role of the CPS in deciding whether to charge an individual with a criminal offence. The following information explains our role and approach. It is not a comment on any individual case.

    https://www.cps.gov.uk/cps/news/cps-says-role-cps-deciding-whether-charge-individual-criminal-offence

  • 17 Feb 2020 4:46 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Boris Johnson’s reshuffle leaves no doubt over his intention to reduce constitutional protections and judicial independence.

    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2020/02/suella-braverman-s-appointment-attorney-general-spells-danger-human-rights


  • 17 Feb 2020 4:40 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Court of Appeal in London has backed the UK National Crime Agency’s (NCA) use of unexplained wealth orders (UWOs), dismissing an appeal brought by the subject of the first UWO granted.

    https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/court-appeal-upholds-unexplained-wealth-order

  • 09 Feb 2020 8:06 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The English High Court has demonstrated a willingness to adapt existing practices to address the challenges posed by payment fraud in the digital age. In the case of CMOC Sales and Marketing Limited v. Persons Unknown [2018] EWHC 2230 (Comm), the High Court granted a worldwide freezing injunction against "persons unknown" responsible for misdirecting substantial payments by hacking emails, and permitting service of documents by electronic means such as WhatsApp, Facebook and via an online data room.

    https://www.mondaq.com/Article/889894

  • 09 Feb 2020 6:58 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    UPDATED prosecution data has been released by the Crown Prosecution Service today (30 January).

    https://www.cps.gov.uk/cps/news/first-quarterly-cps-prosecution-data-published


  • 02 Feb 2020 11:32 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A High Court family judge has ordered that public funds be made available to pay for lay advocates to support intellectually impaired parents in a court hearing about their child, after expert witnesses said they were necessary to lift the load from solicitors.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/hmcts-told-to-fund-lay-advocates-to-lift-solicitors-burden


  • 02 Feb 2020 11:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    There has been a more than tenfold increase in the number of people identified as victims of modern slavery and human trafficking in London, and more than 30% of all cases nationally are discovered in the capital, according to new research.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/30/number-of-slavery-victims-in-london-up-tenfold-in-five-years?CMP=share_btn_tw


  • 02 Feb 2020 11:16 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A Liverpool money launderer has been ordered to hand over more than £131k or face a further 15 months in prison.

    https://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/liverpool-money-launderer-hit-with-131k-confiscation-order


  • 02 Feb 2020 11:14 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The National Crime Agency has recovered houses and cash worth more than 450,000 after an financial investigation into property held by a 41 year old Bradford man.

    https://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/bradford-man-loses-465-000-assets-after-nca-investigation


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