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What is a boiler room fraud? Boiler rooms are the names ascribed to high pressure sales environments. The idea is that the sales environment creates the pressure of a...

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Offence of conspiracy to defraud Conspiracy to defraud is a common law offence which was expressly preserved by section 5(2) of the Criminal Law Act 1977...

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Fraud by failure to disclose information while under a legal duty to do so An offence of fraud by failure to disclose is committed where a defendant:Fraud...

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Fraud by false representation Fraud by false representation applies to a broader range of conduct than the offences under the preceding legislation (the Theft Act 1968...

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Sentences for fraud by false representation A person convicted of fraud by false representation in the Crown Court on indictment faces a maximum penalty of ten years...

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Fraudulent trading Fraudulent trading is an offence prohibited by section 993 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006). This offence is charged for offences committed on or...

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Fraudulent trading under the Fraud Act 2006 A defendant who is a sole trader, in a partnership or a trust, commits the offence of fraudulent trading if they are knowingly...

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Preliminary steps Before any action is taken it is important to consider: • the event which has created the suspicion of fraud in the company • the financial impact this...

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What is LIBOR? LIBOR stands for the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate. It is the world’s most widely used benchmark for short-term interest rates. LIBOR was historically...

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Obtaining services dishonestly It is an offence for a defendant to obtain, by any dishonest act, services for which payment is required, with intent to avoid payment for...

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This Practice Note provides an introduction to pension liberation, what it is, why it happens, its structures and characteristics, and considerations for the various...

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STOP PRESS: The Sentencing Council has published offence specific guidelines for courts sentencing offences previously covered by a Definitive Guideline....

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The Sentencing Council (SC) has produced sentencing guidelines for fraud offences under the Fraud Act 2006 (fraud by false representation, fraud by failing to disclose...

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