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31 July 2019 SFO fail to secure individual criminal convictions following Deferred Prosecution Agreement

On 16 July 2019 the Serious Fraud Office released details of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement reached with Sarclad Ltd in July 2016.

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5 November 2018 Money laundering – a new focus?

It is important to recognise that organisations and individuals do not have to intend to launder money or even to act dishonestly in order to commit money laundering offences.

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6 September 2018 Disclosure of material created during internal investigations

The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down one of the most awaited court judgments in recent times, Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2006.

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16 April 2018 NHS Counter Fraud Authority secures first conviction

The NHSCFA has amply demonstrated it has both the appetite and the teeth to fight fraud, and in securing a first conviction as the 'Counter Fraud Authority'.

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13 April 2018 Sun tans and sickness claims… a gloomier outlook for claimants?

Since 2013 the travel industry has seen a huge 500% increase in the number of false 'holiday sickness' claims.

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29 March 2018 All bets are off! Stag party ordered to pay costs for fundamental dishonesty

A group of 17 men on a stag party have been ordered to pay a combined sum of £68,000 in legal fees following a finding of fundamental dishonesty.

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24 January 2018 Finally, Section 57 finds its teeth - tainted claim dismissed for dishonesty, despite ‘honest’ elements

It is pleasing finally to see Parliament’s intentions in relation to s57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 being implemented by the Judiciary in relation to fraudulent claims.

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12 December 2017 Judge's contempt warning for solicitors involved in 'crash for cash' claims

Liverpool Victoria brought successful committal proceedings against nine defendants for contempt of court following six incidents involving fraudulent motor claims.

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25 January 2017 Deferred prosecution agreements

The High Court’s approval of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement between Rolls Royce and the Serious Fraud Office is only the third such agreement that the SFO has secured.

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23 December 2016 Underestimate of court fees leads to strike out

In a case handled by Browne Jacobson LLP, an underestimate of the court fee by the claimant’s solicitors on an employers liability matter has led to its strike out in its entirety by the court, saving an estimated £85,000 in damages.

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