High-value fraud cases continue to decline in Scotland

The value of major fraud cases going through the Scottish courts has declined, according to the latest data from KPMG’s Fraud Barometer, which analyses alleged fraud worth more than £100,000.

Published 20 August 2019

Alistair Wood: English bribery case highlights advantages of Scottish self-reporting system

Back in March, my colleague Tom Stocker discussed the findings of a House of Lords select committee which reviewed the 2010 Bribery Act, and specifically how businesses self-report suspected cases of bribery and corruption.

Published 26 July 2019

England: Taxpayers to foot bill for failed fraud prosecution brought by millionaire

Taxpayers must foot the bill for a fail fraud prosecution brought by a millionaire solicitor, a judge ruled yesterday.

Published 7 May 2019

Fraud in Scotland leaps 88 per cent in a year to £30.4m

Research carried out as part of BDO LLP’s annual FraudTrack report shows that Scotland ranked as the fourth most defrauded region in the UK by value as fraud rose by 88 per cent from £16.2m in 2017 to £30.4m in 2018.

Published 5 March 2019

England: Trainee solicitor to be prosecuted for fraud despite exposing malpractice at firm

A decision to prosecute a trainee solicitor for fraud even though she blew the whistle on her colleagues has been defended by officials.

Published 7 February 2019