Do you smell a rat? How to sniff out fraud in property development


Kate McMahon, who successfully prosecuted a businessman of 11 counts of fraud offences relating to a failed property redevelopment in Knightsbridge recently, explains the background to the case - and offers some tips on how to avoid getting caught up in dodgy dealings…

Kate is a specialist, dual-qualified prosecutor. Prior to founding Edmonds Marshall McMahon, Kate prosecuted for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) where she worked as a senior lawyer on some of the UK’s largest criminal prosecutions, including the “Innospec” case. This was the first global settlement in the UK and involved systemic corruption by a UK/USA company in Iraq and Indonesia. The case resulted in a US$12.7 million fine in the UK and a US$14.1 million fine in the USA and successful prosecutions of the Company Directors and employees. Kate now specialises in cases involving serious fraud, serious and violent crime, international crime and perverting the course of justice.

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