13 July 2020

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q2 2020

A Civil Fraud quarterly round-up (2nd quarter 2020)

Mary Young

15 June 2020

Back to the drawing board: Do I have to re-plead/re-prove my case?

In a recent case, Ward & Ors v Savill  [2020] EWHC 1534 (Ch), the judge had to grapple with the question - can a claimant rely on an earlier judgment granted in one case involving different parties to enable it to bring a new claim against a different defendant without having to re-plead and prove the facts and matters it relied on in the first case?

Fiona Simpson

10 June 2020

All swans are white….?

I have always had a soft spot for the Black Swan jurisdiction: nothing to do with the law, but because it reminds me of my previous study of philosophy and the use of “all swans are white” as an example of falsification theory.  

Mary Young

7 May 2020

Fraud Unravels All?

In the recent case of Georgallides –v- Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [2020] EWHC 768 (Ch), the High Court grappled with the question of how the maxim “fraud unravels all” should apply to disqualification undertakings given pursuant to Section 8A of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (“the CDDA”).

Richard Clayman

29 April 2020

How to guard against and respond to fraud in the charity sector

It has been widely reported that fraudsters are currently seeking to exploit the situation with COVID-19. Alarmingly, Action Fraud reported an increase in coronavirus related fraud by 400% in March. In this blog we outline some of the critical questions, which all charities, irrespective of size and stature, should be asking themselves to identify areas of risk and detect fraud and how to best respond if the charity has been a victim of fraud.

Ryan Mowat

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