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Fraud (Civil)


18.02.22

NFTs and fraud: What to look out for and what you can do if you are scammed

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are the new hot topic in the crypto space, with global NFT sales passing the $4billion mark at the beginning of 2022. Of course, with so much money at stake in an industry that has little to no regulation by design, it was only a matter of time before fraudsters began taking…

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22.11.21

Should litigants in person get less leeway in libel cases?

The question of how much leeway a litigant-in-person should get when it comes to compliance with the Civil Procedure Rules (‘CPR’) and court orders is a long-argued and fraught one.  The concept of litigants-in-person being treated in the same way as those professionally represented has been eroded over time with concessions here and indulgences there….

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4.11.21

Have you been the victim of cryptocurrency fraud?

Crypto fraud is on the rise.  Crypto fraud can be difficult to spot before it’s too late. For most investors, the technological environment is novel territory. The good news, though, is that it may be easier to trace the stolen crypto assets given the transparent nature of blockchain technology. What to look out for before…

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4.10.21

Brett Wilson LLP’s departments and lawyers recognised by Legal 500

Brett Wilson LLP has again been recommended in three categories in the prestigious Legal 500 directory of leading law firms:- Reputation Management Professional Discipline Crime (General) Media and communications law partners Iain Wilson (described as ‘superb’) and Max Campbell (noted for his ‘brilliant judgement and [standing] out among solicitors in this area for his strategic approach’) have been…

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21.06.21

My bank account is frozen: what should I do?

It is incredibly frustrating to discover that your bank account has been frozen, preventing you from accessing your legitimately earned income and savings. Yet this is a scenario which innocent customers face day in and day out. Attempts to speak with the bank, with whom you have been a customer for years, come to nothing….

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10.06.21

Have you been wrongfully removed as a director or shareholder of a company?

Being removed without proper cause as a director, shareholder (or both) from Companies House’ records is more common than you might think. A change to the officers or shareholdings of a private limited company cannot occur without compliance with various statutory and constitutional procedures.  However, as Companies House is not policed as such, anyone that…

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23.11.20

Brett Wilson LLP’s offices open for face-to-face consultations

Brett Wilson LLP’s London offices have reopened for face-to-face consultations.  Clients who would prefer to have a Skype, Teams or telephone consultation continue to have this option. The safety of clients and staff is of paramount importance.  The firm has a rigorous Covid-19 protocol, approved by the British Safety Council.  All staff and visitors are…

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Should the Supreme Court be less supreme?

The Telegraph has reported that Ministers are understood to be discussing plans to change the name of the Supreme Court, cut the number of permanent judges, and bring in new judges with “specialist” knowledge to hear individual cases.  The government has been considering reform since last year when the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Boris…

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22.10.20

Brett Wilson LLP and its lawyers recommended in Chambers and Partners 2021 directory

Brett Wilson LLP’s Defamation/Reputation Management and Criminal Defence teams have again been recommended by the prestigious Chambers and Partners directory. Partners Iain Wilson (noted for being an ‘astute and bold lawyer who is not afraid to take on any sort of challenge in media and civil litigation. He has an impressive creative and courageous edge…

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23.09.20

Brett Wilson LLP offices remain open for face to face consultations

After a review of the revised government guidance on 23 September 2020, the partners have determined that the firm’s offices will remain open for clients who wish to attend socially-distanced ‘face to face’ consultations. Clients who prefer to have a Skype or telephone consultation continue to have this option. The safety of clients and staff…

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