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Fraud

Some of the primary legislation

Bribery Act 2010
Fraud Act 2006
Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005
Criminal Justice Act 2003
Social Security Fraud Act 2001
Data Protection Act 1998
Social Security Administration (Fraud) Act 1997
Theft Act 1968

Some of our recent notable cases

R v Frances Bodman (2014)
Successful application to dismiss for a solicitor charged with conspiracy to defraud arising from the conduct of mining company Celtic Energy.
Cardiff Crown Court 18/2/2014
Henry Blaxland QC

R v Datsun (Day) (2013) (no link available)
Sentencing with regards to a fraud case which involved provision of false details in a loan application and non-repayment of the loan.
[2013] EWCA Crim 964 15/5/2013
Sam Parham

R v SC (2012)
£2.5 million ‘Fake Sheikh Fraud’. The case involved two complicated and intricate transactions between brokers, solicitors and mortgage lenders on unsecured loans totalling £2.5 million for properties where the conspirators falsely identified themselves as the owners of the houses. They then supplied false documentation in order to fool the lenders.
Central Criminal Court 12/4/2012
Terry Munyard & Vikki Kerly

R v Bhabdeep Chahal & Others (2012)
Operation Duma carousel fraud. The case concerned the value of identifiable VAT reclaims and the most reliable starting point for sentencing in missing trader fraud cases.
[2012] EWCA Crim 1 18/1/2012
Henry Blaxland QC & David Spens QC

R v Mohammed Amir (2011)
Pakistani cricket spot fixing case. Represented the gifted young fast bowler Mohammed Amir.
Southwark Crown Court 1/11/2011
Henry Blaxland QC

Useful links

Serious Fraud Office
2005 Government Fraud Review
Fraud Advisory Panel
CPS Legal Guidance on Fraud

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