Anti-fraud team launch featured in Law Society Gazette

Following the launch of BWB’s new anti-fraud team, the Law Society Gazette has written an article detailing the wide-ranging discussion which occurred at the team’s recent “Fighting Charity Fraud” event at the firm’s Queen Street Place offices.


The piece, written by reporter Max Walters, focuses on how the main speakers at the event (Robert Oakley, Partner; Mindy Jhittay, Senior Associate) detailed a number of charity fraud case studies, including the recent fraud perpetrated against BWB by the fictitious law firm “Allen & Partners”.

Throughout their talk both speakers explained the various tactics which can be used to avoid or address attempts at fraud, specifically how BWB was able to have the “Allen & Partners” site taken down within days of it being posted.

In the piece Robert Oakley was quoted as saying: ‘While fraud has always been a perennial concern for charities, the rise of cyber-fraud has seen many charities caught unaware by the sheer scale of the threat to their day-to-day operations. A series of recent high-profile data breaches underline this problem, and reinforce the fact that organisations need to put in place countermeasures to meet these risks head-on before events move beyond their control.’

To read the Law Society Gazette’s piece in its entirety please click here.

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