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Significant rise in community resolution orders during the pandemic - what does this mean for offenders?

Community resolution orders (CROs) have been hitting the headlines recently due to their increased use during the pandemic. While some have criticised them as too mild to be used for more serious offences, for those facing a criminal charge, they can offer...

Accused of Causing a Car Crash? Get Expert Crash for Cash Criminal Defence

‘Crash for cash’ is a type of fraud where someone deliberately causes a road traffic accident to make a financial gain. Such scams often involve braking quickly and unexpectedly in front of a chosen victim, causing the victim to crash into the...

Anti-money laundering expert convicted for failure to report money laundering

The former chairman of the Association of UK Payment Institutions, which represents payment institutions regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, has been convicted in relation to an £850,000 investment fraud. Dominic Thorncroft was found guilty...

Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities' Approach to Fisheries Prosecutions

Inshore fishing forms a major part of the UK fishing industry. But the environmental impact of fishing and management of fishing stocks has been a source of great concern in recent decades. As such, fishing is a highly monitored and regulated industry. ...

WeLeakInfo - 21 arrested for cybercrime offences

In December 2020, the National Crime Agency (NCA) arrested 21 people across the UK identified as customers of an online criminal marketplace that sold personal information stolen from data breaches. The website, WeLeakInfo, was taken down in January 2020...

Increase in reported cases of domestic violence during COVID-19 pandemic

Police have recorded a growing number of domestic abuse-related offences during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has fuelled speculation that factors such as being confined in close quarters and the additional stress from the impact of the pandemic are driving an...

Three arrested over Bounce Back Loan Scheme fraud with 60% expected to remain unpaid

Three people were arrested in Birmingham last month for fraudulently claiming £145,000 from the UK government’s Bounce Back Loan Scheme. Officers from the National Investigation Service (NATIS) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) carried out...

Applying to the Magistrates' Court to Reduce your Driving Disqualification Term

Being disqualified from driving can severely limit your life in many ways and, beyond the inconvenience of being unable to drive, reobtaining your licence may be of critical importance. For example, you may have been prevented from taking up employment...

HMRC Investigate Thousands of Businesses for Furlough Fraud

HMRC has stated that it is looking into around 8,000 reports of furlough fraud received through its anonymous hotline. While the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (or Furlough Scheme) has helped millions of businesses keep their employees on the payroll...

Need Advice about EncroChat? Our Criminal Defence Solicitors Can Help

Law enforcement agencies such as the National Crime Agency (NCA) have successfully infiltrated encrypted communications network, EncroChat. Although using encrypted communication services and devices is not in itself illegal – for example, WhatsApp...
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