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Do people go to prison for white collar crimes?

White collar crime is the term used to describe financially-motivated offences that are committed in the line of a professional’s duties at work. It’s important to realise that these kind of crimes are taken very seriously by the authorities as financial crime is the...

Case study: a prison disciplinary hearing

A solicitor from Purcell Parker’s prison department recently represented two prisoners before the Independent Adjudicator at HMP Prison Birmingham. The hearing concerned the cases of two prisoners (Mr M and Mr S) who had both been charged with a disciplinary offence...

Am I committing VAT fraud?

Not only is VAT fraud taken seriously by HMRC, it can cause untold damage to a company’s reputation, not least due to the fact that taxpayers resent it when they find out someone else hasn’t been paying their way towards the running of essential services in the UK...

A guide to modern cyber crime and its consequences

As we have become more dependent on technology in both our professional and personal lives, the threat of cyber crime has risen significantly. In fact in 2018 alone a total of £1.2 billion was stolen by criminals committing cyber fraud according to a report by...

Guide: Consequences of tax fraud

Last October, the chancellor Philip Hammond announced new measures to clamp down on tax evasion, with a target of raising £2.1 billion by 2023. Narrowing what’s known as the ‘tax gap’ has already resulted in success, with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC),...

The process: being interviewed under caution

If the police decide they wish to speak to you in connection with a crime that has allegedly been committed, the process entails an interview where you are formally placed under caution using the wording from the Police and Criminal Evidence Act. The process of being...

Avoiding a driving ban

The first question we hear from clients who have been accused of a motoring offence such as speeding or drink driving is ‘will I lose my licence?’ Every case we deal with is different, so there is rarely a short or straightforward answer to that question. However, the...

American law terminology

Anyone who looks at what words and phrases people are searching for online when they’re looking for a defence solicitor quickly realises that a lot of the phrases used to search the internet for criminal defence services in the UK are American. This phenomenon has...

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