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Insurers exercising too much power

  There is a growing unease in some quarters about the influence which large multinational Insurance companies appear to have on the present UK Government. Many greet the spin that Insurers will pass on savings made by inadequately compensating whiplash victims with a cynical nod of the head. The public especially, the most vulnerable and…

motoring law

In the early hours of Monday morning four people believed to be celebrating a 16th birthday party were killed when a sports car collided with their unlicensed quad bike. Two women, aged 16 and 18, and 20-year old male were pronounced dead at the scene, a man also 20, died later due to head injuries…

Primark

A mother who falsely accused a Primark security guard of assault pleads guilty, admitting intent to pervert the course of justice after wrongly stating that her daughter was snatched from her whilst breastfeeding. Caroline Starmer had posted a status to her Facebook that the security guard at the Primark store in Huberstone Gate, Leicester, had…

Missing Trader Fraud

Missing trader fraud (also called missing trader intra-community, MTIC, or carousel fraud) is the theft of Value Added Tax (VAT) from a government by organised crime gangs who exploit the way VAT is treated within multi-jurisdictional trading where the movement of goods between jurisdictions is VAT-free. This allows the fraudster (person who commits fraud) to…

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What is Legal Aid and how does it affect Criminal Law proceedings? Legal aid is designed by the government, to help those with limited means to pay for court proceedings. Although in recent years, there has been a sharp decline in the amount of legal aid distributed to those who need it, and charities like…

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Organisers of the 2015 Rugby World Cup are warning that there has been a huge rise in the circulation of fake tickets for the upcoming games. Those wishing to attend the finals are to be reminded that on tickets bought from official sources will be valid. Tickets for the general public can only be obtained…

Soccer World Cup

The on-going investigations by US prosecutors revolving around both “entities and individuals” have suggested that they will soon be making a fresh wave of arrests as more and more evidence of potential serious crime comes to light. Michael Luaber, the Swiss attorney general confirmed that a contract involving the sale of a lucrative TV rights…

Golden scales

It was confirmed this week by Justice minister Dominic Raab, that proposals for the new British Bill of Rights would be brought forward this autumn, an act that will see the Human Rights Act abolished. Raab himself said it would take the time to get the new bill right, and it is often stated that…

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The National Audit Office published figures last month citing the incorrect payments by the Department for Work & Pensions, as well as HM Revenue and Customs regarding those claiming state benefits and working tax credits. The figures made murky reading and are likely to mean that the Department for Work and Pensions will miss targets…

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Back in July, the Chairman of the Magistrates Association, Richard Monkhouse had stated that around 30 resignations had been recorded due to disagreements about the viability of court charges in the UK, a figure that has increased massively since then. The suggestion made by Monkhouse is that guilty pleas are being forced from innocent defendants,…