Property Fraud - Purrunsing v A'Court & Co

Property Fraud - Purrunsing v A'Court & Co

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Course Overview

Delivered by experienced lecturer Stephen Desmond, this bite-size recorded webinar will consider the 2016 High Court case of Purrunsing v A'Court & Co (A Firm) and the issues raised by the decision.


  • Vendor Property fraud
  • Key risk factors in the case
  • Effect of fraudulent transfer
  • Money sent out of the UK
  • Who was liable for breach of trust?
  • Were the AML checks sufficient? 

What are the requirements?

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Have a greater understanding of the issues surrounding the case of Purrunsing v A'Court & Co (A Firm)
    • Have considered the impact of this case on conveyancing law and practice in respect of property fraud

What is the target audience?

  • Conveyancing practitioners




About Instructor - Stephen Desmond

Stephen Desmond has been delivering training for over 15 years during which time he has delivered more than 1,800 CPD events to lawyers from a variety of backgrounds. Delegates at these events have included practitioners from a variety of size of firms, ranging from sole practitioners to City Solicitors. 

Stephen is a contributing editor to Butterworths Property Law Service, published by Lexis Nexis, writing on the complex law relating to long and short leases.  He writes for the Solicitors Group on the subject of commercial property. 
He has run a university-accredited distance-learning course for aspiring paralegals in the subject of residential conveyancing.

A former practicing Solicitor with several years post-qualification experience, Stephen has represented many business and private clients, including property investors and local authorities.

Course Curriculum

recorded webinars

  • Webinar


  • discussion points
    1 Page