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International Wirecard fraud uncovered

Posted on 3 Jul, 2020

The former CEO of the German payment processing firm Wirecard, billionaire Markus Braun, has been arrested for fraud on charges of false accounting and market manipulation. 


Online hearings

Posted on 29 Jun, 2020

One of the many consequences of the Lockdown is that Virtual or Online Court hearings have become the norm in civil litigation. Recent experience suggests that they can, at their best, work very efficiently but


The battle continues over the UK’s largest divorce settlement

Posted on 19 Jun, 2020

Tatiana Akhmedova is fighting to obtain the divorce settlement she is owed by her Russian billionaire ex-husband following the UK’s biggest ever divorce settlement. 


Government review of Horizon IT system failure launched

Posted on 12 Jun, 2020

The Government has launched a review into the failings of the Fujitsu Horizon IT system that caused Post Office Branch Managers to be falsely accused of fraud. 


Embezzlement – The impact on a family business

Posted on 5 Jun, 2020

A retired accounts worker has been jailed for stealing more than £400,000 over nine years from the brewery where she was employed. Lesley Freestone had worked for the family-owned St Austell Brewery for more than


Cash as a clue

Posted on 29 May, 2020

A recent case in Yorkshire shows the importance of cash as a clue in forensic investigations.  People with large amounts of cash who cannot give a realistic reason for its source may be suspected of


The ‘Azerbaijani Laundromat’

Posted on 22 May, 2020

The Evening Standard has recently won a case allowing it to view previously undisclosed documents in the ‘Azerbaijani Laundromat’ case but is not allowed to name the couple at the centre of the allegations. The National


“Individual measures” taken in Vatican forensic investigation

Posted on 15 May, 2020

The Holy See has announced that ‘individual measures’ have been taken against officials in a financial investigation that has been ongoing in its secretariat for months. 


Valuing a ‘mothballed’ business

Posted on 1 May, 2020

Even if the country, if not the world, appears to be in stasis, life goes on as before at a granular level; babies are born, birthdays are celebrated and couples split up. As many of


Forensic investigation opens ‘can of worms’ for Lookers

Posted on 27 Apr, 2020

Motor sales group Lookers, which has been undertaking financial investigations since March, has now revealed that alleged fraud in the company could cost it £4 million. A recent statement from the firm said that the