Part of The Petherbridge Bassra Group

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Awarded to Sarah Batty

and Ben Jones.

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Petherbridge Bassra Solicitors Limited is a Company registered in England and Wales under Company Number 9049249. The registered office is Vintry House, 18-24 Piccadilly, Bradford BD1 3LS. A list of Directors is open to inspection at the registered office. The Company is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as a licensed body law practice under number 613817. ‘Petherbridge Bassra’, ‘Opus Law’, ‘Brimble & Co’, ‘Bird & Daniels’ and ‘SH Dad & Co’ are trading names of Petherbridge Bassra Solicitors Limited.

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R v A

These proceedings stemmed from an investigation into a conspiracy to defraud Kirklees Council through the dishonest submission of fraudulent claims for housing benefit, totalling £26,000, and the dishonest obtaining of a substantial number of mortgage advances, totalling in excess of £1.1million.

 

Kirklees Council sought a Confiscation Order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in a sum in excess of £1million, claiming that he had assets in excess of £252,000 available to satisfy the Order and would have to sell a large number of his properties in order to do so.

 

Opus Law, assisted by Forths Accountants, were able to successfully argue that the Benefit Figure should in fact only be £60,000 and the amount available was only £35,881.08. A Confiscation Order was made in the sum of £60,000 and as a result A can retain the majority of his properties.

 

 

Case represented by Sarah Batty, Opus Law.