Blackstones Guide to the Fraud Act 2006

Paperback | April 29, 2007

bySimon Farrell QC, Nicholas Yeo, Guy Ladenburg

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The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published within weeks of the Act, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the effects, extent and scope of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself.They offer a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes.The Fraud Act 2006 creates a new general offence of fraud with a maximum custodial sentence of ten years; replacing all previous deception offences as detailed under the Theft Acts 1968-1996. This new offence can be committed in three ways;- By false representation- By failing to disclose information- By abuse of positionThe Act also creates new offences of obtaining services dishonestly, and replaces the existing 'going equipped' offence, to criminalise the act of possessing or making material for use in frauds. This new Blackstone's Guide provides the full text of the Fraud Act 2006 and extracts from relatedrelevant legislation, together with expert narrative. The authors provide detailed and practical commentary logically following the structure of the Act, on the effect of the legislation, its probable interpretation, and its impact on the existing law of dishonesty.

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The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published within weeks of the Act, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the effects, extent and scope of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself.They offer a cost-effective solution to key...

Simon Farrell QC (call 1983, Silk 2003) specialises in serious and complex commercial fraud, money laundering, and the civil and criminal law of confiscation of assets. He is co-author of Butterworths' Guide to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (published December 2002, and Asset Recovery, Criminal Confsication, and Civil Recovery (Butte...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.59 inPublished:April 29, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199296243

ISBN - 13:9780199296248

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Fraud3. Agreements to Commit Fraud4. Acts Preparatory to Fraud5. Participating in Fraudulent Business6. Obtaining Services Dishonestly7. Procedural Matters8. Fraud not Covered by the Fraud Act9. Fraud Management and the Future of Fraud TrialsAppendix 1 - Fraud Act 2006Appendix 2 - Pre-Legislative MaterialAppendix 3 - The Fraud Protocol: Control and Management of Heavy Fraud and Other Complex Criminal CasesAppendix 4 - Guidance on the Use of the Common Law Offence of Conspiracy to DefraudAppendix 5 - Criminal Justice Act 1993Appendix 6 - Other Fraud LegislationAppendix 7 - Criminal Procedure Rules on Case Management (Parts 1 and 3)Appendix 8 - Preparatory HearingsAppendix 9 - Sample Indictments