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“This excellent book…is the product of considerable industry and of a great deal of skill and experience… and certainly should find its way into the library of all who conduct criminal litigation in fraud cases, amongst them the judges on whom the duty of trying these cases fall.”
HHJ Alistair McCreath, Recorder of Westminster, Southwark Crown Court (from the Foreword)

This concise guide to the practice of fraud cases covers how fraud is committed, detected, prosecuted and defended.

Written in a level of detail that is both informative and accessible, much of the information contained in the book is presented in tabular format to enable readers to assimilate various checklists. The tables cover what must be proved, the means by which the case is capable of being proved, the most frequently encountered issues and the defences available for each. It also includes indicators of prevalent fraud offences, the practical issues which are likely to arise in each circumstance and information on sentencing for many individual types of fraud offence.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Fraud Act 2006
Chapter 2 Conspiracy to Defraud
Chapter 3 Prevalent Types of Fraud
Chapter 4 Search, Seizure and Investigations
Chapter 5 Alternatives to Prosecution
Chapter 6 The role of the Preparatory Hearing, Case Management and Interlocutory Appeals
Chapter 7 Disclosure
Chapter 8 Abuse of Process
Chapter 9 Sentencing
Appendix 1 Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering Offences: Definitive Guideline
Appendix 2 Reduction in Sentence for a Guilty Plea: Definitive Guideline
Appendix 3 The Criminal Procedure Rules 2014, Part 3
Appendix 4 Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996, Part III
Appendix 5 Simple Cautions for Adult Offenders
Appendix 6 National Decision Model: Cautions
Appendix 7 Criminal Procedure Rules 2014, Part 12 3
Article 8 Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Code of Practice
Appendix 9 Control and Management of Heavy Fraud and Other Complex Criminal Cases
Appendix 10 Crown Prosecution Guidance: Proceeds Of Crime Act 2002 Part 7 – Money Laundering Offences
Appendix 11 Attorney General's Guidelines for Prosecutors on the Use of the Common Law Offence of Conspiracy to Defraud

Product details

Published 30 Jul 2015
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 350
ISBN 9781780436418
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Series Criminal Practice Series
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Adrian Eissa KC

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Colin Wells

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Nathaniel Rudolf KC

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