Training & Knowledge: Brendan Kelly QC

26th Oct 2020Blog

UWOs and Serious Crime…Not Merely A Threat

In an agreement reached with the NCA at the beginning of October, Mansoor Hussain, a property-developer from Leeds with no previous convictions, handed over 45 properties and other assets worth a combined value of £9,802,828.[1] The agreement comes after the High Court made Mr Hussain the subject of an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) in a decision […]

14th Feb 2020Newsletters

Why has there been a decline in fraud prosecutions?

(In) Action Fraud   Why has there been a decline in fraud prosecutions? Just last week the Director of the Serious Fraud Office slammed the “antiquated” fraud laws which prevent the SFO from effectively prosecuting fraud allegations. The SFO have repeatedly struggled to achieve success in fraud prosecutions. This coupled with the findings of the […]

8th Mar 2016Newsletters

An update on ‘R v R’

Many who practise in this area  are already familiar with  the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in the case of R v R [2015] EWCA Crim 1941. The case concerns an allegation of substantial fraud and is perhaps more extraordinary for the time it has taken to progress through the Courts. Five years passed between […]