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Fraud in United Kingdom

Definition of Fraud

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Fraud :

A false representation by means of a statement or conduct made knowingly or recklessly in order to gain a material advantage. If the fraud results in injury to the deceived party, he may claim damages for the tort of *deceit. A contract obtained by fraud is voidable on the grounds of fraudulent *misrepresentation

See also constructive fraud.

In relation to crime,

See cheat; conspiracy; cybercrime; defrauding; dishonesty; false pretence; forgery.

Fraud: Criminal Law and Procedure

See the content of the following entries:

  • INVESTIGATION
  • PRE-TRIAL PROCEDURE
  • THE TRIAL
  • OFFENCES

Legislation about Fraud in Criminal Law and Procedure

  • Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889
  • Prevention of Corruption Act 1906
  • Prevention of Corruption Act 1916
  • Theft Act 1968
  • Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
  • Companies Act 1985 (Part XIV)
  • Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986
  • Insolvency Act 1986
  • Insolvency Rules 1986
  • Criminal Justice Act 1987
  • Treaty Establishing the EC
  • Criminal Justice Act 1993 (Part V)
  • Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996
  • CPIA Codes
  • Competition Act 1998
  • EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings
  • Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 as amended by Schedule 2 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Market Abuse) Regulations 2005
  • Offence of Evasion of Income Tax (Finance Act 2000 section 144)
  • Common Law Offence of Cheat
  • Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001
  • Enterprise Act 2002
  • Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • Criminal Justice Act 2003
  • Attorney General’s Guidelines on Disclosure
  • Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005
  • Criminal Procedure Rules (Part 15 inserted by The Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2006)
  • Fraud Protocol 2005
  • Disclosure Protocol
  • Fraud Act 2006
  • Companies Act 2006 (Part 32)
  • Companies Act 2006 (Schedules 3 and 16)
  • Cross Border Insolvency Regulations 2006
  • The Consolidated Criminal Practice Direction (Parts IV.456)
  • Money Laundering Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/2157)

Fraud in Contract Law

According to Questions & Answers Law of Contract: Law Revision and Study Guide (Law Questions & Answers, Oxford University Press), by Adrian Chandler and Ian Brown, Fraud may have the following meaning: name. A false representation by means of a statement or conduct made knowingly or recklessly in order to gain a material advantage. If the fraud results in injury to the deceived party, he may claim damages for the tort of deceit. A contract obtained by fraud is voidable on the grounds of fraudulent misrepresentationame. See also constructive fraud. In relation to crime, see cheat; conspiracy; cybercrime; defrauding; dishonesty; false pretence; forgery.



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