I purchased a house from someone who is a fraudster and is not the true seller after all. What do I do?  


  D Rosen  You buy a property. You use solicitors or licensed conveyancers for the intended purchase. The seller of the property also has solicitors or licensed conveyancers for the intended sale. You found the property for sale through local estate agents. You have inspected the property and met with the intended seller. A price READ MORE

New video tips from David Rosen


We think an excellent way to add interesting new content is via video – this also has the benefit of allowing you, the visitor, to get to know us in a way which mere words on a page never can. We hope this latest set of short videos from David Rosen and our marketing team READ MORE



Fishing? No. Not a Yiddish or German or Austrian mispronunciation of ‘fishing’, but rather, a fraud and a scam by way of a cold call to fool you into parting with details about your bank account, and passwords so that they can gain access to your online banking and extract what they can from you. READ MORE

Film fraud, tax avoidance, footballers, and retrospective legislation


D Rosen 1. Tax relief to investors in the British film industry: Some years ago, the Treasury opted to attract investors into the British film industry by offering tax relief to offset losses by investors against other tax liabilities. Such tax schemes also attracted a number of opportunists to exploit such tax advantages by appearing READ MORE

Fraud or dishonesty at work – employer options


D Rosen This blogpost presumes that the reader is someone within an organisation who is an owner, or in a position of responsibility. Firstly, how does your business define ‘fraud’? Some businesses adopt the case law interpretation as set out in Derry v Peek [1889] LR 14 App Cas 337. Other businesses have their own READ MORE

Profiling Fraudsters


D Rosen  Q to James Bond  “…I can do more damage on my laptop sitting in my pyjamas before my first Earl Grey…” Skyfall I was inspired to write this blogpost, following my reading of ‘Countering fraud for competitive advantage, the professional approach to reducing the last great hidden cost’ (Button and Gee 2013).  I READ MORE

Complex Commercial Fraud: Tracing and Following: Pens, Rulers, and Motorbikes


D Rosen  I read recently, a fascinating chapter of ‘Commercial Fraud in Civil Practice’ by McGrath QC, 2014, relating to Tracing. Let me start by saying I am a firm believer that a proprietary claim, leads to proprietary relief, in the absence of any clarity that it arises from a claim of unjust enrichment.  Tracing READ MORE

Deferred Prosecution Agreements (‘DPAs’): A change in culture?


D Rosen I had the honour within the last week or so, of hearing and meeting both the head of the http://www.sfo.gov.uk/ Serious Fraud Office, David Green CB QC, at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners European Fraud Conference 2014, in Amsterdam, and the Attorney-General, the Right Honourable Dominic Grieve QC MP. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/attorney-generals-office at Brunel READ MORE

When does protecting Property, result in a criminal offence rather than a civil misdemeanour?


D Rosen The short answer under the Fraud Act 2006: When one can establish dishonesty by way of misrepresentation, omission, or abuse of position with a view to making a gain or causing loss to another, whether temporary or permanent. What follows briefly, is a history of the development in case Law and Statutes to READ MORE

Fraud, Bribery, and Money Laundering: Sentencing Guidelines in the context of suing the Banks


D Rosen New sentencing guidelines come into force on 1st October 2014 and apply to all Courts. They are focused upon economic crime by corporates. The Courts determine the levels of fine according to Section 164 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. Section 174 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 imposes a duty to give READ MORE