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Covid pandemic and fraud epidemic

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Tamlyn Edmonds joined Paul Lewis and Graeme Biggar, Director General of the National Economic Crime Centre, NCA to discuss the continued growth of fraud, which now accounts for a third of all crime in England and Wales, on the BBC’s … Continue reading

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Kate McMahon comments on ‘potential fraud’ as car dealer Lookers reveals £19m hole

Kate McMahon was today asked to comment by both The Telegraph and City AM on the news that auditors Grant Thornton have been called in to investigate potential fraud after car dealership Lookers announced a £19m adjustment to its accounts … Continue reading

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Tamlyn Edmonds & Kate McMahon feature in the Insurance Age discussing the use of private prosecutions in the fight against insurance fraud

Tamlyn Edmonds and Kate McMahon explain that in 2019, CIFAS, the UK’s fraud prevention service reported a 27% rise in false insurance claims across the UK in the prior year and that in 2018, dishonest insurance claims were valued at … Continue reading

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Malicious Facebook post results in £15,000 damages – is a malicious Facebook post also a criminal offence?

On 1 June 2020, the Times reported on a landmark ruling involved an aspiring lawyer who won £15,000 in damages, after she sued her uncle following a malicious Facebook post. The woman successfully claimed that her uncle’s post revealed, to six … Continue reading

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Fast global fiscal response in a crisis

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This article by Kate McMahon and Mai Holdom first appeared on the website of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association, and is reproduced by kind permission of the International Bar Association, London, UK. © … Continue reading

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Romance Fraud in Covid-19: Just Swipe Right

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An extract of this article by Kate McMahon, Jane Guthrie and Mai Holdom was published in The Times on 23 April 2020. “Will you self-isolate with me?” As we enter our third month of Covid-19, weeks on from lockdown, it’s … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Pension Frauds

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Victims of pensions scams could lose 22 years’ worth of savings within 24 hours, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR).[1] As the instability of financial markets prompts savers to consider transferring their pensions, the … Continue reading

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I have been the victim of a Coronavirus scam

“I have been the victim of a Coronavirus scam” is regrettably becoming a common complaint for many. In the area of law enforcement and private prosecutions, it comes as little surprise to note the increasing number of coronavirus / COVID-19 … Continue reading

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COVID-19 – (Remote) Business as usual at EMM!

With the current climate surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone at Edmonds Marshall McMahon is committed to continue to provide our high standards of service whilst also minimising the risk to our clients and team. As such, our entire team is … Continue reading

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[Webinar] Forensic Collection Best Practices: Achieving Accurate, Defensible and Proportionate Data Collection – 24 February

Mike Jackson, Head of Investigations, will be speaking at an upcoming webinar regarding ‘Forensic Collection Best Practices’, with other leading experts in this field. The success of any eDisclosure project, whether litigation, investigation or regulatory compliance, depends on the story … Continue reading

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