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Policyholder Update: When does your insurer have a “duty to speak”?
In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal has found that, in certain circumstances, an insurer has a duty to tell its policyholder that their conduct is at risk of jeopardising their claim for cover.
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Airing dirty laundry: when can a hearing be held in private?
When considering whether to pursue a dispute through the Courts, a key consideration – particularly for private clients – is what information could end up in the press.  The general rule is that all hearings will be held in public and key documents from the claim setting out each party’s position (such as the Claim
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Are you prepared for the new corporate tax evasion offence?
The corporate offence of “failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion” came into force on 30 September 2017. Now corporations must ensure that they have developed a plan for implementing “reasonable prevention procedures”. The offence, introduced under the Criminal Finances Act, makes corporations criminally liable in situations whereby: There has been criminal evasion of
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Fraud in 2020 and beyond
Fraud in 2020 and beyond. An IFG panel discussing the impact of the world’s fastest growing industry. To see a selection of photographs from the event, please click here.
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Join us at the C5 Conference
The IFG proudly sponsors the annual C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Conference in Geneva on 16 & 17 March 2017. Hotel de la Paix, a Ritz Carlton Partner Hotel 11 Quai du Mont Blanc 1211 Genève Suisse (view map) If you are attending, we would be delighted if you could join us for a drinks reception
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ACFE Fraud Conference Europe
Meet other CFEs across Europe at the 2017 ACFE Fraud Conference Europe, 19-21 March | London, U.K. Join top anti-fraud professionals in London for the 2017 ACFE Fraud Confer-ence Europe, and learn the latest trends in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. With dynamic educational opportunities, experienced instructors and invaluable networking opportunities, this event offers the
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Court of Appeal Rules on Reverse Burden of Proof in Corruption Case
Reverse burden of proof provisions have been the subject of considerable debate both in Ireland and abroad. Recently the Court of Appeal, in a rare judgment on the interpretation of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906, upheld a provision which imposes a reverse burden of proof in certain bribery cases. The judgment relates to an
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New European ‘Freezers’ will Provide a Fast and Effective Tool in Preserving Funds in Cross-Border Cases from January 2017
From January 2017, creditors domiciled in EU Member States that have signed up to a new European regulation will be able to avail of the new European Account Preservation Order (EAPO) which provides a novel fast track way to preserve funds held in EU bank accounts in cross-border civil and commercial disputes.  As the UK
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