Fraud

20 October 2015

Will Forgery Claims: The 2015 Lowdown

In the past year, the High Court has been asked to determine whether a purported will is a forgery on three different occasions. This is an interesting development because there is often a perception amongst lawyers that contested will forgery actions rarely reach trial.

Ryan Mowat

9 September 2015

Freezing orders – more draconian for some than others?

A freezing order is an interim injunction that restrains the individual subject to the order (“the Respondent”) from disposing of or dealing with their assets to ensure that they are preserved until judgment can be enforced.  It is normally obtained before the proceedings begin, and without notice to the Respondent. The consequences of a freezing order are extremely burdensome, not only on the Respondent but also on their family. 

William Christopher

30 January 2015

The court gives guidance on the hearing of applications brought by victims of fraud under section 281 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

The claimant investors (P) sought declarations under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 s.281 that part of a fund which was subject to a freezing order belonged to them.

9 September 2014

“Trusting” fraudulent family

In the case of Arthur James Watts v John Harris Watts (2014) the High Court has recently awarded damages for deceit and breach of trust to a claimant beneficiary who was the victim of a fraudulent misrepresentation made by a trustee.  

Fiona Simpson

26 August 2014

Corporate fraud – what is it and how should it be dealt with?

Corporate fraud is prolific in our society. What are the most common types of corporate fraud and how should they be dealt with?

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