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Upcoming events

    • 21 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • EY One Colmore Square, Birmingham B4 6HQ
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    Bribery and Corruption

    Tuesday 21 November 2017 – 8.30am to 11.30am

    Hosted by EY

     One Colmore Square, Birmingham B4 6HQ 



    Registration and Refreshments


    Welcome & introduction 


    Laura Dunseath – Lessons from recent UK corruption cases




    Jonathan Middup & Julian Stanford – Managing Corruption


    Questions to the speakers





    Laura Dunseath - Senior Associate (Barrister), Pinsent Masons LLP

    Laura is a criminal defence and investigations lawyer with over sixteen years’ extensive experience of criminal law, ten years of which were spent as a prosecutor, including six years at the Serious Fraud Office where she led high profile complex financial crime investigations and prosecutions. 

    Laura specialises in advising corporate clients in relation to all aspects of criminal law, but with a particular focus on fraud, bribery and corruption and money laundering.  Laura has considerable experience of conducting internal investigations for clients, and representing clients in connection with investigations and proceedings brought by law enforcement and regulatory authorities.

    Laura is currently instructed to represent clients in relation to two high profile SFO cases.

    Jonathan Middup – Partner, EY

    Jonathan is a partner in EY's Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services team. He leads EY's regional forensic practice. He has been carrying out investigation and compliance engagements in bribery and corruption, fraud, and regulation, for more than 20 years.

    Jonathan is an authority on anti-bribery and corruption and heads EY's UK team. As well as having an ongoing portfolio of ABAC investigations and compliance engagements he presents internationally and is regularly quoted in the UK press on the subject.

    Jonathan routinely works with lawyers to progress major regulatory actions, investigations and forensic accounting issues. He has given evidence in person in the UK and US courts. Jonathan liaises with government bodies and regulators including FCA, SFO, UK police Economic Crime Teams, and Regulators.

    Julian Stanford – Manager, EY

    Julian is a manager in EY’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice. He is a qualified forensic accountant with over 6 years’ experience in conducting fraud and forensic investigations across the private and public sectors. He has worked with a variety of FTSE listed and mid-market clients in investigating fraud and assisting in strengthening their compliance regimes.

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    • 12 Dec 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • West Midlands Police HQ, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham B4 6NQ
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    Tuesday 12th December 2017 – 8.30am to 11.30am

    Hosted by West Midlands Police HQ

     Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6NQ


    Registration and Refreshments


    Welcome & introduction


    DI Neil Postins – Victim profile, who are the victims and how are they targeted.




    Victim profile, who are the victims and how are they targeted.  

    What are we doing for the vulnerable?


    Questions to the speakers





Past events

04 Oct 2017 Anatomy of a civil fraud claim
11 Jul 2017 in inceptum finis est
21 Jun 2017 Cyber Fraud
18 May 2017 The Fraud Act 2006 – 10 years on
20 Apr 2017 Pension Fraud and Vulnerable Victims
28 Mar 2017 Operation Afflek
11 Jan 2017 Insolvency
17 Nov 2016 Piercing the corporate veil and money laundering
18 Oct 2016 Interviewing fraud & preventing mortgage fraud
14 Sep 2016 Public Sector and Healthcare Fraud
07 Jul 2016 Cyber Fraud
09 Jun 2016 Fraud Investigations
10 May 2016 Money Laundering and Disclosure in Criminal Cases
12 Apr 2016 Insurance fraud and vehicle leasing fraud
01 Dec 2015 The Winter Fraud Discussion
27 Oct 2015 How to interview about fraud
24 Sep 2015 Investigating Financial Fraud
18 Jun 2015 Investigative Interviewing
24 Mar 2015 Cybercrime - The changing landscape
22 Jan 2015 The Fraud Debate: Showcasing Private, Public & Civil Actions
02 Dec 2014 The Fraud Debate: Showcasing Private, Public & Civil Actions
19 Nov 2014 The Future of Fraud in the Financial Sector
13 Nov 2014 The Future of Fraud in the Financial Sector
16 Oct 2014 Investigative Interviewing Masterclass
23 Sep 2014 'Suspicion, Action, Results' An update on Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)
24 Jun 2014 Counter Fraud 2020: A Twelve Point Plan to Protect the UK
25 Mar 2014 Sport and Fraud
05 Dec 2013 Investigating Fraud, Local to Global
13 Oct 2013 Insolvency
04 Oct 2013 Confiscation Update
12 Sep 2013 Masterclass
20 Jun 2013 Data: the fraudster's nemesis
19 Mar 2013 Meet the Authors: Countering Fraud and Managing Fraud Risks
16 Jan 2013 Fraud, behind the scenes
11 Dec 2012 The Proceeds of Crime Act and Civil Recovery
24 Sep 2012 Tackling Business Fraud
29 May 2012 Fighting Fraud
26 Mar 2012 The Auditor and Fraud
02 Jan 2012 Fraud and Punishment: Increasing Deterrence through More and Effective Sanctions.
06 Dec 2011 Fraud: Your Solicitor or the Police? - a Debate
12 Sep 2011 Fraud, reporting to and investigation by police
19 May 2011 Buyer beware: Minimising fraud in procurement
04 Mar 2011 The Bribery Act 2010
14 Dec 2010 Masterclass
13 Oct 2010 (MTIC (Carousel) Fraud in UK and the EEC)
14 Jul 2010 Testing the Temperature of Your Anti-Fraud Culture
29 Apr 2010 The Intelligent Breakfast Briefing
16 Dec 2009 Interview with a Fraudster
01 Jul 2009 Fraud in the Public sector (Topics: Procurement and employee fraud and the Bribery Bill)
19 May 2009 Investigation Through to Prosecution
01 Dec 2008 Employee Fraud
24 Sep 2008 Mortgage Fraud
14 May 2008 Anti Money Laundering

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