The Fraud Act 2006 presented a wholesale reform of the pre-existing deception offences under the Theft Act 1968 and Theft Act 1978. This edited collection offers a critical evaluation of fraud legislation and provides a review of the Fraud Act 2006 within the context of measures introduced within the previous decade to combat financial crime, fraud and white-collar offences.

The edited collection brings together contributors from a range of unique perspectives including academics, practitioners and a former member of the judiciary. It covers several related themes and provides the reader with a unique and original commentary on how the Fraud Act 2006 has been applied by the courts, the type of prosecutions that have taken place, the effectiveness of the Act, and other legislation which is used to prosecute financial crime and corporate misconduct. It covers procedural and evidential aspects relating to fraud trials, namely consideration of the composition of the tribunal of fact in complex fraud trials, and good character directions in fraud trials. It will be of interest to those teaching and researching in Financial Crime, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, the Law of Evidence, Criminology, Criminal Procedure and Sentencing.

chapter 2|18 pages

The Fraud Act’s 10th anniversary

Time to celebrate? Not quite!

chapter 4|15 pages

Food fraud and the Fraud Act 2006

Complementarity and limitations

chapter 5|16 pages

Fraud in the twenty-first century

Is the criminal law fit for purpose?

chapter 6|14 pages

The Fraud Act 2006

A decade of deception?

chapter 7|10 pages

Criminal fraud legislation since 2006

chapter 8|15 pages

Revisiting dishonesty

The new strict liability criminal offence for offshore tax evaders

chapter 9|15 pages

Brexit and financial crime

chapter 12|17 pages

The fraudster at work

The interaction of the criminal justice process with the operation of an employer’s disciplinary procedures

chapter 13|16 pages

Who should try ‘complex fraud trials’?

Reconsidering the composition of the tribunal of fact 30 years after Roskill

chapter 14|15 pages

Good character directions

Some implications of Hunter for Fraud Act 2006 prosecutions