"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.
Adrian Eissa, Colin Wells and Nathaniel Rudolf are all practising barristers at 25 Bedford Row.
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