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Jun
2015

An Honest Investment…honestly 7 min read
June 22, 2015
Was that investment really a scam, was it really bound to fail?  A falsehood from beginning to end?  Are those lies uttered by the suspect part of a dishonest scheme, or just the sales patter of an enthusiastic true believer who has gone too far?  Sometimes the only difference between riches or prosecution is success.  Read more

Jun
2015

Counter Productive 4 min read
June 2, 2015
Why the Bank of England’s investigation by the Serious Fraud Office could prove a costly reminder of the value of anti-fraud measures. Read more

Jun
2015

Rate Of Change 4 min read
June 2, 2015
The forex scandal has prompted calls for change. It should also be seen as a call for compliance. Read more

Jun
2015

Interest Rates 4 min read
June 2, 2015
Why HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is finding it pays to take a closer than usual look at property investors. Read more

Jun
2015

Wise Advisers? 4 min read
June 2, 2015
Independent financial advisers (IFA’s) as well as their clients were among the many hit by an illegal £50M property investment scheme…which shows the dangers such schemes can pose to anyone. Read more

Jun
2015

Don't Go For Broke 4 min read
June 2, 2015
Why mortgage brokers have to be more careful than ever about the risk of fraud. Read more

Jun
2015

Surveying The Risk 4 min read
June 2, 2015
Since the start of the 2014-15 financial year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been responsible for monitoring the risk of money laundering among estate agents. Which is why estate agents have to take precautions. Read more

May
2015

Foreign Intercepts 6 min read
May 26, 2015
Challenging Admissibility It is well known that material gathered from intercepted phone calls cannot be evidence in a criminal trial in this country.  In fact s17 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (“RIPA”) provides that it is unlawful even to ask questions in Court about the existence of intercept material.  The reason is to avoid the general public learning of the authorities’ abilities and, more to the point, what the authorities cannot do.  This prohibition must surely end one of these days – many prosecutors feel frustrated that they cannot use such material; equally many defendants feel that the Crown have in their possession material that may assist their defence. Read more

May
2015

Conspiracy 6 min read
May 5, 2015
Law Tactics & Strategy in Defending in Conspiracy Allegations Definition of Conspiracy Read more

Apr
2015

The Price Of Advice 4 min read
April 7, 2015
Major pension changes are coming. And they will place a special responsibility on pension brokers and independent financial advisers. Read more

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