Investigations and Benefit Fraud


Tuesday 2 February 2016, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Browne Jacobson, Nottingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Browne Jacobson’s offices in Birmingham)

Presented by Browne Jacobson and Geldards

Seminar overview

Intermediate programme for officers investigating and prosecuting benefit fraud. Programme aims to assist officers in regard to framework, evidence gathering , interviews under caution and building a successful prosecution case

Topics to be covered include:

  • Legal framework – offences and procedural steps
  • How the investigation might start
  • Effective statement taking- admissibility of evidence
  • Hearsay and Bad Character evidence
  • Interview under caution
  • The decision to prosecute
  • Sentencing – sending out the message- aggravating and mitigating features
  • Recovering prosecution costs

Duration: Half a day (3 CPD points) including lunch

Speaker profiles:

Andy Hopkin – with a criminal law background Andy heads Browne Jacobson’s ten strong regulatory team. The team prosecute and defend a wide range of criminal and regulatory offences for a variety of regulators. The team regularly appear in the Magistrates and Crown Court. Andy has prosecuted many cases for local authorities and fire authorities and is often involved at an early stage advising in respect of evidence gathering and case preparation. He is a regular speaker on the topic of regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

Greg Carson at Lambeth Council has over 20 years working in housing law, specialising in housing management agreements, and right to manage.

To book a place on this seminar please contact Julie Scheller on 0845 272 5701 or email julie.scheller@freeths.co.uk



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