Category Archives: Fraud Barristers

New measures to tackle benefit fraud

The government is undertaking steps apparently in a drive to curb benefit fraud. A £50 “civil penalty” will apparently be imposed on anyone who gives any sort gives any false information while claiming benefits. Further a fine of up to more »

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Serious fraud office demands blockbuster funding to fight fraud

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO), which investigates and prosecutes high-profile cases of fraud, has asked for an additional £26.5 million from the government to aid the funding of complex inquiries including financial benchmark manipulations and high profile corruption cases in more »

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Switzerland’s new stringent anti corruption sports law

Described as the most favored country for international sports organizations, Switzerland, which already the home of the IOC or International Olympic Committee is now changing turf on sports laws. The proposal to enact stricter laws for combating the rise in more »

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Criminal Barrister weekly legal news update date-07-04-2014

Unlawful activities of undercover Police officers Concerns continue over the apparent “free rein” given to undercover police undercover officer in carrying out unlawful covert operations. In another civil action against the police for damages against the Metropolitan Police the latest more »

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Criminal barristers day of action and the no returns policy

From Friday, 7 March 2014, criminal barristers undertaking legal aid work will be following a policy of “no returns” in the ongoing protests to cut a further £220 million to legal aid resulting in a 30% cut to VHCC and more »

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Comprehensive sentencing guidelines for corporate criminal offending issued

The Sentencing Guidelines Council published its comprehensive guidelines in relation to sentencing for offences of money laundering, fraud and bribery for “corporate offences”. These are the first set of sentencing guidelines specifically dealing with corporate crime and white-collar offences. The latest more »

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