Announcing our new Private Crime Department

CWD announces the opening of its new Private Crime department, focusing on “white collar” crime in the Square Mile and financial regulatory work CWD is delighted to announce the opening of its new Private Crime department, focusing on “white collar” crime in the Square Mile and financial regulatory work. The department will be led by…

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Court of Appeal Rubs Salt in Stratstone’s Wounds

Car enthusiast wins distinctive victory in the Court of Appeal in misrepresentation case Car enthusiast, Geoff Salt, with representation from Coyle White Devine, has won a distinctive victory in the Court of Appeal in a misrepresentation case against specialist car seller, Stratstone Specialist Limited (trading as Stratstone Cadillac Newcastle) (“Stratstone”). In Geoffrey Alan Salt v…

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Gambler’s luck runs out

A man who lost £2m at a casino failed to escape liability for his debt because he could not prove his gambling addiction Wealthy businessman Safa Al Geabury indulged in a “frantic gambling spree” at the Ritz Hotel Casino on 19 February 2014, signing a £2m cheque for roulette chips. His request for a further…

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VW emissions scandal widens to include Porsche claims

02/11/2015 – US Environmental Protection Agency claims VW installed defeat devices in Porsche SUVs The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which uncovered the initial emissions scandal at VW, claims the car maker installed defeat devices in vehicles with three-litre engines between 2014 and 2016. This includes the 2015 Porsche Cayenne as well as the 2014…

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‘eBay-style’ online courts could resolve smaller claims

16/11/2015 – A Civil Justice Council report says settling non-criminal cases of less than £25,000 online would reduce the expenses generated by a court. A Civil Justice Council report says settling non-criminal cases of less than £25,000 online would reduce the expenses generated by a court. Principal author Prof Richard Susskind said eBay disputes were…

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Private Crime Team Success Continues in 2016

03/02/2016 – Success Continues in 2016 as Five Cleared Over Libor Rate Rigging Following a four month trial, Mr Cryan and his co-accused have been acquitted of offences of conspiracy to defraud. The charges arose from allegations that they had conspired with Tom Hayes to fix Libor rates. Mr Hayes was convicted last year and…

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