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CA judgment handed down in complex Contempt of Court case, İşbilen v Turk

CA judgment handed down in complex Contempt of Court case, İşbilen v Turk

On 22 May 2024, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in İşbilen v Turk [2024] EWCA Civ 568 in which James Counsell KC and Helen Pugh were instructed. James Counsell KC and Helen Pugh acted successfully for their client, Selman Turk in his appeal against the immediate custodial sentence for Contempt of Court imposed by the High Court. In this long-running, complex civil fraud case, the defendant was found in contempt of court for breaching disclosure obligations ancillary to a proprietary injunction aimed at recovering funds allegedly misappropriated from the claimant. In a judgment dated 6 March 2024, the defendant was sentenced to 12 months’ immediate imprisonment. Following a successful application for bail made, unusually, to the Court of…

News 24 May, 2024

The Four Faces of Fraud Disputes - 12th March 2024

The Four Faces of Fraud Disputes – 12th March 2024

Four specialist panels, consisting of Outer Temple’s fraud team and an esteemed line up of external expert speakers discussed various topics concerning fraud at a breakfast seminar hosted at the Reform Club on Tuesday, 12th March 2024. Outer Temple Chambers’ fraud team specialists John McKendrick KC, Oliver Powell, Alex Haines, Nicholas Hill, Helen Pugh, Justina Stewart, Sophie O’Sullivan and Lucian Ilie alongside Natalie Todd of Cooke Young & Keidan, Romilly Holland of McDermott Will & Emery, Dan Wyatt of RPC, Nathan Capone of Fieldfisher and Neill Blundell of White & Case spoke at the breakfast seminar discussing all things fraud. The event kicked off with an opening speech from John McKendrick KC. Across four specialist panels, the speakers discussed various…

Events 15 Mar, 2024

Event: The Four Faces of Fraud Disputes, 12th March 2024

Event: The Four Faces of Fraud Disputes, 12th March 2024

Event Date: 12 Mar, 2024

Join Outer Temple Chambers’ fraud team alongside other expert guests on Tuesday 12th March 2024 for our Fraud breakfast seminar hosted at The Reform Club. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers’ fraud team and expert guests from Cooke, Young & Keidan, Fieldfisher, Macfarlanes, McDermott Will & Emery and RPC for our event ‘The Four Faces of Fraud Disputes’. Across four specialist panels, our speakers will be discussing: The expanding landscape of corporate liability in criminal fraud offences: key implications and insights; Strategic thinking in civil fraud litigation in 2024; International perspectives: from fraud in the context of International Financial Institutions (e.g., the World Bank) to tales from the Middle East; and Key issues when faced with fraud allegations…

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Outer Temple's, Helen Pugh, will be speaking at the Female Fraud Forum and Tech Disputes Network event on the topic of "Tech Frauds and the Masterminds behind them – just outliers, or outright liars?". The event is taking place on Thursday 18th January.

Helen Pugh to speak at FFF x TDN event on Tech Frauds and the Masterminds behind them

Outer Temple’s, Helen Pugh, will be speaking at the Female Fraud Forum and Tech Disputes Network event on the topic of ‘Tech Frauds and the Masterminds behind them – just outliers, or outright liars?’. The event is taking place on Thursday 18th January. Helen will join the panel discussion speaking alongside fellow experts; Molly Sandquest (FRP Advisory), Sam Roberts (Cooke Young & Keidan) and Jennifer Schubert (MoloLamken LLP). The event, taking place at the Reform Club will be followed by networking drinks. The full details can be found below. Join the panel speakers for a fast-paced, eclectic discussion of some of the infamous tech-related frauds in history. From Frank Abagnale to Theranos to FTX, they will be exploring the difficult…

News 18 Dec, 2023

Publication of Millington and Sutherland Williams on The Proceeds Of Crime (sixth edition)

Publication of Millington and Sutherland Williams on The Proceeds Of Crime (sixth edition)

We are delighted to announce that the sixth edition of Millington and Sutherland Williams on The Proceeds Of Crime has been published by Oxford University Press. The editorial team included Oliver Powell, and a contribution from Helen Pugh, both of Outer Temple Chambers. The proceeds of crime field continues to be one of the fastest moving areas of the legal system in England & Wales. Millington and Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime offers an extensive and authorities examination of asset forfeiture and civil recovery. Chapters new to this edition: Examine the new Anti-Money Laundering Directives that have entered into force in 2020 and provides for certain amendments to the risk-based approach towards money laundering by considering the measures that…

External Publications 8 Jun, 2023

Michael Bowes QC successful in Harlequin overseas investment fraud prosecution

Michael Bowes QC led the SFO team in its successful prosecution of David Ames, Chairman of Harlequin, who defrauded investors of £226 million in relation to overseas property investments. On 3 August 2022, David Ames was found guilty of two counts of fraud by abuse of position. An SFO (Serious Fraud Office) investigation uncovered how Ames deceived over 8,000 UK investors in the Harlequin Group, a hotel, and resorts development venture. Victims were led to believe they had a secure investment in property whereas, in reality, Harlequin Group was never operating as promised. The business model relied upon investors paying a 30 percent deposit to purchase an unbuilt villa or hotel room, half of which went toward fees for Harlequin…

News 5 Aug, 2022

Cyber-Fraud, Third Party Fraudsters, and the Expansion of the Quincecare Duty

Stephen Doherty explores some recent cases involving “Quincecare Duty”, which has existed for over thirty years, and what these new precedents mean for modern banking fraud cases. “Quincecare Duty” was established in Barclays Bank plc v Quincecare Ltd [1992] 4 All ER 363, and tells us that a bank or financial institution may be liable for processing a fraudulent transaction if the bank has reasonable grounds for believing that there has been an attempt to defraud its customer. Remarkably, it was not until the Supreme Court handed down judgment in 2019, in Singularis Holdings Ltd (In Official Liquidation) (A Company Incorporated in the Cayman Islands) v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd [2019] UKSC 50, that a claimant had successfully argued…

Legal Blogs 8 Apr, 2022

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