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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 investigation has been launched. We are considering an application for extension on time to investigate." The police would not give further information about the nature of the allegations and would n...
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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 - to make mortgage applic...
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The US government is to combat money laundering, tax evasion and corruption by making it harder for businesses to disguise their finances and keep their owners’ identities secret

Among the changes, a rule is being introduced to force financial institutions to verify and keep records on the true ide...
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The founder of a digital currency service that allegedly laundered hundreds of millions of dollars for criminals has been sentenced to 20 years in prison

Arthur Budovsky, 42, ran his Costa Rica-based company, Liberty Reserve, from 2005 to 2013. Once registered with Liberty,...
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Investigators from the Serious Fraud Office are examining the collapse of BHS, the high street chain with a £571 million hole in its pension fund

Inquiries are understood to be at a preliminary stage and the SFO has not begun a formal criminal investigation. The ini...
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The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is planning a revision of its recommendations for legislation to prevent money laundering through non-profit organisations

FATF, the international organisation responsible for developing legal standards that its member states are expected to f...
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Small and medium-sized businesses (SME’s) lose more than £9 billion a year to invoice fraud, according to new research

The research, published by Tungsten Network, says this amounts to £1,658 per SME. Of those affected, one in six firms b...
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Boards could do significantly more to protect themselves and their companies from fraud and corruption, according to a global fraud report.

Ernst Young's latest report found that many businesses have "failed to execute anti-corruption progr...


A Conservative Party donor named in the Panama Papers scandal has been identified as a trusted middleman for a company raided by the SFO.

Javad Marandi, who with his wife has donated almost £250,000 to the Conservatives, appears in email...


The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed that it opened a criminal investigation into the activities at one of Tata Steel's units in December 2015.

After initially declining to confirm reports that it was investigating Tata Steel, the SFO said: "Th...


Rahman Ravelli opens new base in the Midlands

Award-winning business crime legal firm Rahman Ravelli is opening an office in Birmingham in respons...