Since the 2006 Fraud Review there has been a continuing discussion on the policing of fraud. On the one hand the 2019 report of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services noted that fraud was ‘rarely seen as a priority’. On the other hand, there are encouraging developments from both the City of London and the NCA. At the same time, many public and private sector organisations have taken it upon themselves to respond, internally or within their sector, to their specific fraud issues, whether prevention or investigation. Within this dynamic context, the purpose of the NEFF annual conference was to bring together not only industry examples of such responses but also the latest law enforcement initiatives to explore today’s issues, options and future developments.
The conference was held in conjunction with Virgin Money and it was very well received by all those who attended. The speakers delivered very informative and interesting presentations and the NEFF management team greatly appreciates the time and effort they gave to the conference.
The speakers were:
Detective Superintendent Alex Rothwell – City of London Police – National Fraud Coordination for Policing
Professor Martin Gill | Director – Perpetuity Research & Consultancy International (PRCI) Ltd
Kieron Sharp – Chief Executive, Federation Against Copyright Theft
Mike Haley CEO – CIFAS
Christine Farrow Manager, Economic Crime ‑ Account Abuse Lead UK Finance
Sara Wilson – Virgin Money Security Consultant – Customer & Colleague Protection
Kenneth Murray MA CA, – Head of Forensic Accountancy – Police Scotland
Stephen McGough – Newcastle University
Detective Sergeant Paddy O’Keefe – North East Regional Special Operations Unit – NERSOU
Regional Development Officer – Fraud
That was the title of the recent Insolvency Service seminar held on Wednesday 8th May 2019 at the Council Chambers in Gateshead with over 70 guests attending.
The seminar was designed to deliver six presentations covering the principal functions of the Insolvency Service giving external stakeholders a greater understanding of how they are structured and their internal processes. It is hoped this would ensure that the Service is better equipped to work together with business and other organisations and to pose a genuine threat to those who act unlawfully within the insolvency regime.
The speakers were: