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Internal fraud investigations at Hackney Council have led to the dismissal of seven of its staff.

Internal fraud investigations at Hackney Council have led to the dismissal of seven of its staff. Two were dismissed following investigations into activities at Hackney Homes; the council’s housing management organisation. Two were sacked over the misuse of a parking permit, two others had contra...
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HSBC is to pay US investors £1.1billion after a long-running battle over high-risk mortgages dating back to before the financial crisis.

The settlement is the biggest ever pay-out by a bank to shareholders. It ends a legal dispute over whether low-income lend...
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French investigators have raided Google’s Paris headquarters, saying the company is being investigated for aggravated financial fraud and organised money laundering

In a major escalation of France’s long-running enquiry into Google’s tax affairs, magistrates revealed that the compan...
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A report by the Crown Prosecution Inspectorate says that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) would benefit from major organisational changes

The report says that the SFO has improved since Director David Green took over in 2012. But it says that the SFO would be...
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Fraud is costing the UK economy an estimated £193 billion a year

According to PKF Littlejohn’s Annual Fraud Indicator, the fraud amounts to £144bn in the private sector, £37.5bn in...
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A senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official has said he takes allegations of illegal payments to help Tokyo secure the 2020 Games seriously

But John Coates, chairman of the IOC's Tokyo 2020 coordination commission, said his body would not conduct its own invest...
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India is set to ask the UK to extradite former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi over money laundering allegations

The country’s External Affairs Ministry is making final checks on the extradition request before formally sending it to...
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The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into Rolls-Royce has widened to take in allegations of corruption in Nigeria

The SFO has been investigating bribery claims relating to Rolls-Royce in  Brazil, Indonesia and Chi...


Small businesses are being warned to be on the look-out for so-called overseas investors looking to trick them into laundering money

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) Proactive Intelligence Team says that money laund...


Industry regulators have fined US financial advisory firm Raymond James $17 million, accusing it of widespread failures in its money laundering controls

The United States’ Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) said it was the biggest fine i...


An allegation of electoral fraud in relation to the 2015 General Election in Gloucestershire is being investigated by police

In a statement, the county force said: "We have received an allegation of electoral fraud and an i...


Mortgage and property transaction fraud has increased by 50% in the past year, according to research from credit reference agency Experian says

Criminal have been using fraudulent identities – including  names of recently deceased people - t...