News: March 2013

Brazil extradition blocked

A district judge at Westminster Magistrates' Court has refused a request for extradition from Brazil, on the basis that...

28th March 2013

Police officers sentenced for selling stories to The Sun

Operation Elveden: Former Surrey Police officer, Alan Tierney, and a former Metropolitan Police officer, pleaded guilty to...

27th March 2013

£10m ponzi fraud: Court of Appeal decision in R v Hirst, Pollett & Hirst

In August 2012, John Hirst and Richard Pollett were sentenced for conspiracy to defraud having operated a £10m investment...

26th March 2013

‘A Landscape of Lies’: Film fraudsters jailed over tax scam

Five people were sentenced at Southwark Crown Court after making false claims for VAT repayments and Film Tax Credit. The...

25th March 2013

Nicholas Levene confiscation

A nominal confiscation order of £1 was made against Ponzi Scheme fraudster Nicholas Levene. Despite the Court finding that...

25th March 2013

Coronation Street actor in court

Michael Le Vell (Turner) appeared in Manchester Crown Court today charged with 19 counts of child sex offences. Alisdair...

21st March 2013

High Court stops extradition to Spain

On 21 March, the High Court quashed the order for Craig Pinnick's extradition to Spain to face charges of conspiracy to...

21st March 2013

Webinar on economic sanctions

The Lexis Webinar on Economic Sanctions, presented by Rachel Barnes (Three Raymond Buildings) and Jo Dimmock (Peters &...

19th March 2013

James Lewis QC and Helen Malcolm QC

Congratulations to James Lewis QC and Helen Malcolm QC on their appointments as Deputy High Court Judges assigned to the...

13th March 2013

Christopher Huhne jailed

Christopher Huhne was yesterday sentenced to 8 months in prison for perverting the course of justice. Richard Wormald was...

11th March 2013