Fraud

16 January 2014

How can I challenge a freezing order over my assets?

The purpose of a freezing order is to prevent you from disposing or dealing with your assets so that you cannot put your assets beyond the claimant’s reach should the claimant obtain and wish to enforce a judgment against you.

Fiona Simpson

20 May 2013

Fraud Advisory Panel’s report published today: obtaining redress and improving outcomes for fraud victims

Fraud is a major threat to citizens, businesses and the government. The National Fraud Authority has estimated that the total annual losses from all fraud against all types of victims is now at least £73bn. The Fraud Advisory Panel has released its main recommendations today on “obtaining redress and improving outcomes for the victims of fraud”.

10 April 2013

Litigation and internal investigations: managing data risks to limit the damage caused by a sudden crisis

Caroline Jan looks at the risks associated with storing and maintaining data and sets out guidance to help companies manage exposure in the event of an investigation or litigation.

8 March 2013

Are Civil Law Remedies being under used by victims of fraud?

In a recent press release in December 2012, the independent fraud watchdog the Fraud Advisory Panel commented that the legal system in the UK was effectively fighting fraud with one hand tied behind its back by under-valuing and under-utilising the civil remedies that are available to victims of fraud. 

15 January 2013

French advocates, like any other European lawyers, must actively detect and report money laundering activities

In its recent decision Michaud v France dated 6 December 2012 (Requête No.12323/11), the European Court of Human Rights (the “Court”) confirmed that French advocates, like any other lawyers authorised to practise within the European Member States, must comply with certain obligations aimed at effectively detecting and fighting against money laundering activities.

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