PCB Litigation Celebrates Leap Up The Legal 500Nov 2011
The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2011 has announced its rankings.PCB Litigation, worldwide fraud lawyers and fraud solicitors, specialist in corporate fraud and Asset Recovery, are pleased to announce that within Fraud: Civil, the team has moved up two tiers and is now firmly established as one of the leading practices specialising in this area. The firm has also been recognised within the Dispute resolution group as well. The directory said that "PCB Litigation LLP is attracting big-ticket litigation work. It is instructed by Jenington International and KazakhGold in a $450m fraud claim, which has included obtaining a number of freezing orders, the execution of simultaneous search orders, and the resistance of an application of damages for $100m.Steven Philippsohn and Anthony Riem are both highly regarded." Senior Partner, Steven Philippsohn says, "The Legal 500 is so well respected because it is based solely on genuine recommendations. The fact that our clients value us enough to write about our work is a source of a real pride. We are pleased to be recognised." Researchers speak to thousands of law firms commercial clients every year to compile the list. The recommendations are based largely on what they say and on the opinions of thousands of rival commercial lawyers. It is not possible for a firm to buy its way into the Editorial. Read More
Litigating Russian disputes in foreign jurisdictionsJul 2011
The role of civil recovery in assisting criminal investigationsJun 2011
In the first case, sentences of 7 and 13 years were handed down to Ian McGarry, a surveyor and Saghir Afzal, a property developer by the Southwark Crown Court on 14 June 2011 for their role in mortgage frauds worth a total of £49m. The scheme involved six counts of fraudulently obtaining mortgages from high profile financial institutions.
Six other individuals, including practicing solicitors, were implicated and charged in relation to the conspiracy but were acquitted after the prosecution decided to focus its investigations on McGarry and Afzal.
In the second case, police have arrested a man on suspicion of fraud of a man. The man claimed to have raised £500,000 for the well-known servicemen's charity Help for Heroes. However, the charity said he had failed to donate this money. (more…)Read More