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In this month’s newsletter, Director Kate McMahon and Senior Associate, David Jugnarian, examine the Court of Appeal’s latest judgment on private prosecutions and confiscation. In essence, the judgment allows for private prosecutors to utilise the draconian Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 which was enacted to strip criminals of their ill-gotten gains.
Housing fraud has been an endemic problem in the UK for a number of years. With house prices on the rise again and the cost of renting increasing, fraud in the rental sector is likely to be a growth area, particularly as people struggle to meet increasing financial burdens
Kate McMahon is the first outsider contributor for ‘Harbour View’, a new feature spot in which leading independent professionals will contribute articles about matters of interest. Kate McMahon, partner at law firm Edmond Marshall McMahon which specialises in private prosecutions, explains the advantages of private prosecutions for victims of fraud.
"At Edmonds, Marshall, McMahon, Andrew Marshall is ‘extremely capable’; Kate McMahon is ‘highly commercial’; and Tamlyn Edmonds ‘quickly gets to the nub of the issue’."
In the recent case of Kelly & Anor v. District Court Judge Ryan IEHC 321, the High Court of Ireland confirmed the right of individuals to bring private prosecutions. The Court permitted a private prosecution to continue against bank officials.
Draft Sentencing Guidelines produced today aim to provide clear sentencing guidelines for people convicted of fraud, money laundering and bribery.
We offer a completely unique service to our clients that is entirely solution orientated. First, we analyse the problem or offending that you or your company wish to remove or prosecute; since you are talking to people fully versed in all manner of fraud or offending – however complex - we will understand you. We’ll then present you... Show more
We offer a completely unique service to our clients that is entirely solution orientated. First, we analyse the problem or offending that you or your company wish to remove or prosecute; since you are talking to people fully versed in all manner of fraud or offending – however complex - we will understand you. We’ll then present you with options and strategies to best ensure the desired outcome in the shortest timeframe, for a reasonable price.
We can solve most legal problems because we have affiliations to all services you might require. We also take the time to understand your specific needs to ensure you receive a personalised legal service, designed to get the best results and enable robust prosecution.
We do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach, preferring to use our extensive experience and expertise in the criminal law and our innovative approach to provide the most effective solution to your particular problem.
We believe in providing an outstanding service and we pride ourselves on our flexibility and commitment to outcomes. Give us a call anytime: we might be your answer.
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