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National Day Nurseries – Annual Awards

MLR is again this year, very proud to have supported the National Day Nurseries Association’s Practitioner of the Year Award in its annual awards in Warwick on Friday 28th June. In presenting the award, Director, Andrew Manners said that “the people who work in our nurseries are the people who look after our youngest children and influence future generations.  This award recognises those individual nursery practitioners who have shown exceptional dedication and commitment to children in their care”. Congratulations to all finalists and winners!

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Private Prosecutions

When individuals or companies have suffered financial loss because of dishonesty, and they seek recompense, they often head for the civil courts. Sometimes there may be elements of the fraud that the injured party thinks should be the subject of a prosecution, yet the authorities may be reluctant to pursue. In suitable cases, a private prosecution should be considered.

The successful prosecutor in the Crown Court may be able to recover a significant proportion of its costs from central funds. Appropriately advised and conducted, a private prosecution can have limited downsides.

Andrew Manners of MLR instructing Charles Bott QC and Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers (London) acted in the successful private prosecution this year, of 2 individuals for fraud on a subsidiary of a multi-national group of companies.