Fraud - An Introduction

Fraud - An Introduction

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Course Overview

Delivered by experienced lecturer James Petts of The 36 Group, this session will provide viewers with an introduction to the law relating to fraud in private law civil proceedings. Consideration will be given to what does and does not count as fraud, and the special consequences that follow when fraud is alleged and proved. In addition, this session will briefly deal with some of the important strategic considerations in deciding whether to allege fraud.

This course is intended as an overview and focusses on the law relating to claims of fraud, rather than allegations of dishonestly bringing or conducting proceedings in other areas of law, such as negligence.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have a greater understanding of fraud in private law civil proceedings

What is the target audience?

  • This session is suitable for people who are unfamiliar with fraud in private law civil proceedings or those who, even if experienced at general litigation, encounter fraud so rarely that they feel that a reminder of some of the more basic principles would be helpful.


About Instructor - James Petts

James’s particular speciality is civil fraud in the context of private law chancery and commercial litigation. This includes both the relatively rare cases where fraud needs to be alleged explicitly and the commoner cases where there is a substantial element of dishonesty (or at least conduct of questionable probity), but where the appropriate legal remedy does not lie in a claim in which fraud must be proved, as well as advising as to which of the two categories that any given case falls into.

James is the author of the entries in Westlaw’s Insight encyclopedia on the tort of deceit and fraudulent misrepresentation, dishonest assistance and knowing receipt.

James also undertakes work in the broader field of chancery and commercial litigation, including contentious probate, real property, landlord and tenant, art and luxury assets and commercial contract.

James is an advocacy trainer for the Middle Temple and a registered pupil supervisor, and has been involved in producing and setting the standard for questions in the civil litigation component of the Bar Professional Training Course.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Slides
    8 Page
  • Quiz


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  • Price
  • £ 60