Blackstone's Guide to the Fraud Act 2006
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Blackstone's Guide to the Fraud Act 2006

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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 position The 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 related relevant 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 18mm | 439.99g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0199296243
  • 9780199296248
  • 1,143,289

About Simon Farrell

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 (Butterworths, December 2003). Simon is on the Criminal Bar Association's working party which has been monitoring the Fraud Bill. Guy Ladenburg (call 2000) is a general criminal practitioner with a special interest in fraud as well as licensing matters. Nicholas Yeo (call 1999) is a general criminal practitioner with particular expertise in fraud and extradition.show more

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