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Cybercrime and Punishment Around the World

21st Nov 2018 News

Cybercrime is on the rise around the world and has been increasing steadily for a number of years. Interpol describe cybercrime as a ‘fast-growing area of crime’ with costs running into the billions of dollars. Next year (2019) could see the total cost to the world economy rise to over 2 trillion dollars. When you think of […]

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Serious Fraud Case Dropped

12th Nov 2018 News

Senior Business Crime Solicitor John Speight represented a Defendant in the long running case of Operation Lithium which concluded at Sheffield Crown Court on the 7th November 2018 after an investigation and prosecution lasting five and a half years. The Prosecution in the case (CPS Serious Fraud Group Manchester) offered no evidence and a not […]

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Fraud Team Successfully Defend Conspiracy to Defraud Client

15th Oct 2018 Press Release

Laura Smith and Sundeep Soor, Solicitors in Cartwright King’s Fraud team, have successfully defended a client who was charged with Conspiracy to Defraud at Inner London Crown Court. Our client was one of two defendants who were acquitted out of 8 defendants in total, with the case relating to fraudulent insurance claims made in excess of £1m. […]

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Identity of Woman who Spent £16 Million in Harrods Revealed

10th Oct 2018 News

A woman who spent £16m at Harrods over a period of a decade has now been identified as Zamira Hajiyeva, who is the first target for the UK’s new anti-corruption law. Mrs Hajiyeva lost a legal battle to stay anonymous after the media argued that the public had a right to know all of the […]

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World Mental Health Day 2018

9th Oct 2018 Press Release

Cartwright King will be supporting World Mental Health Day this year by taking part in a charity yoga session on 11th October 2018. The event, organised by our Mental Health department, will include members of staff across the firm to raise money for the mental health charity, MIND. Our Head of Mental Health, Alison Ward, […]

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Andrea Prescott Instructed on Female Majority Supreme Court Panel Case

4th Oct 2018 Press Release

Andrea Prescott was instructed on a monumental Supreme Court case which had a female majority panel for the first time in legal history. Andrea appeared with Henry Setright QC, Alex Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee and Michael Gration all instructed by the Official Solicitor. The hearing was to decide whether a 19-year-old man was deprived of […]

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Cartwright King Fraud Team and Defence Counsel Combine to Achieve High Court Judicial Review Success – High Court Orders Legal Aid Agency to Disclose ‘Calculator’ in Serious Fraud Case

28th Aug 2018 News

The Legal Aid Agency breached its duty to be transparent and clear when it failed to disclose its ‘calculator’ for assessing counsel’s fees for what is expected to be a complex fraud trial, the High Court has ruled. The claimant in the case has been charged by the Serious Fraud Office with fraud allegations and […]

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Cartwright King Fraud Team and Defence Counsel Combine to Achieve High Court Judicial Review Success

27th Aug 2018 News

R (Ames) v The Lord Chancellor [2018] EWHC 2250 (Admin) was brought by a criminal defendant who faced a heavy fraud trial. His barristers of choice were Annette Henry QC and David Miller; they supported the action as Interested Parties. Officials of the Legal Aid Agency (“LAA”) entered into discussions with these barristers and made […]

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HSE Blog Post: Manufacturing firm fined £145,000 after two employees killed by explosion

20th Aug 2018 News

Norwich based manufacturing firm Harford Attachments Limited have recently been fined £145,000 and ordered to pay costs of £65,900 by Norwich Crown Court as a result of an accident at work that resulted in the death of two employees. In July 2015 the two workers had been spray painting several welded steel buckets in a […]

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A Change in Law Allows for Learner Drivers on Motorways

3rd Jun 2018 News

Learner drivers will now be allowed to have driving lessons on the motorway in England, Wales and Scotland. Previously, only those who had passed their test could drive on motorways however the change in law allows learners to drive on motorways as long as in dual control cars with an approved driving instructor. The government hopes that […]

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AA Calls for Record-Breaking Driver to be ‘Prosecuted for Speeding’

28th May 2018 News

A record-breaking driver who drove the length of Britain from Land’s End to John O’Groats in nine hours and thirty six minutes has been called to be prosecuted for speeding by the AA. It has been reported that during his 841 mile trip, Tommy Davies journeyed through 15 police constabularies while also passing 50 speed […]

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New Rules to Protect Police in Pursuit of Moped Drivers

21st May 2018 News

In a bid to tackle criminals on mopeds, the Home Office plans to provide police officers with more legal protection if involved in a crash. The new proposal aims to debunk the myth that officers cannot pursue moped drivers who are not wearing helmets. News of the reforms have been welcomed by the Police Federation […]

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