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									       Midlands Fraud Forum Masterclass

                               Tuesday 19 May 2009
                             at West Midlands Police HQ
                   Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway,
                            Birmingham, B4 6NQ

         Investigation through to Prosecution
The economic downturn will undoubtedly put greater pressure on people to commit
fraud. History has shown that corporate frauds have a propensity to manifest themselves
in the wake of economic downturn, either because of the increased financial pressure,
increased opportunities as a result of cost cutting, or because of liquidity squeeze.

This session is designed to help you through the maze of judicial responsibilities. What
are the potential criminal and civil implications? Prosecution and do’s and don’ts, to help
minimise the effect of a possible fraud, and subsequent investigation. Appearing at court
as a witness and how best to prepare for the courtroom experience.

The 3 speakers are leaders in their fields, with a wealth of experience in criminal and civil
investigations and will provide an insight to the possible frauds you may be subject of,
judicial requirements, and remedies available.


The Masterclass is free for Midlands Fraud Forum members. Non-members can attend at a cost of
£50.00 to include membership fees for the year to 31 December 2009

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                                  MASTERCLASS AGENDA

 0830 Registration and refreshments

 0900 Welcome

 0910 – 0940 Glenn Wicks - BERR
 The nightmare scenario - “The dawn raid”

 0940 – 1010 Claire Shaw - Pinsent Mason LLP
 Crisis Management - How to handle the search and subsequent investigation

 1010 Tea and Coffee

 1030 - 1100 Neill Blundell - Eversheds LLP
 When the dust settles - How to survive the Court Room experience

 1100 Concluding comments


Glenn Wicks - BERR Glenn retired from the police as a Detective Chief Inspector in 2004
and joined BERR (then known as DTI) as a Deputy Chief Investigation Officer. He heads the
team the Investigation Officer Branch (IOB) in Nottingham, responsible for the Midlands area
and heads investigations into insolvency crime and offences committed by disqualified
directors. In 2007 his team won the Team Triumphs award for joined up government,
following dawn raids on homes and businesses across the East Midlands, where 230 police
officers and IOB investigators executed 31 search warrants simultaneously. This was the
largest operation that BERR and the East Midlands police forces had carried out.

Claire Shaw - Pinsent Mason LLP Claire advises clients in relation to Corporate
Governance, Risk Analysis and Compliance, Business and Regulatory Investigations and
Corporate Defence. She spent 9 years as a Case Controller/ Senior Prosecutor at the
Serious Fraud Office. She previously worked in private practice defending Directors and
Professionals in investigations and prosecutions. She has extensive experience of running
very large, multi-disciplinary investigation teams and Mutual Legal Assistance enquiries with
overseas Governments. She has expertise in cross disciplinary areas of international fraud
practice, including parallel proceedings and issues of insolvency, disclosure, privilege,
compulsory powers and the right to silence, money laundering and confiscation.

Neill Blundell - Eversheds LLP Neill is a highly experienced fraud and regulatory lawyer
who advises clients on the interface between business and regulatory practice and criminal
law. He has particular expertise in advising on corruption, money laundering, cartels and
price fixing, extradition, corporate manslaughter and financial compliance. Neill has been
instructed on some of the largest UK fraud investigations including an £85 Million VAT fraud,
the “Kieran Fallon” race fixing case, corruption between BAE and the Saudi Royal Family,
and “Cash for Honours”. Neill has published many articles including those for the Financial
Times and Fraud Intelligence. He is on the legal panel for the BBC News, Radio 4, Channel 4
News, Sky News, CNN, and Newsnight.                 

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