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            Mock Trial on Public Liability Fraud

            DWF Law LLP and DWF Advocacy will present a Mock Trial on 12 March 2020 at 10am,  re-enacting Ashraf v Al-Halal Supermarket, where the Claimant was found to be fundamentally dishonest.
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            Date
            12 March 2020 10:00
            to
            12 March 2020 13:30

            Locations
            2nd Floor
            Central Square South
            Orchard St
            NE1 3AZ
            Newcastle upon Tyne

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            In 2015 Ashraf walked into the Al-Halal supermarket in Bradford with two accomplices who surreptitiously moved a large pallet of orange juice cartons into the aisle. Ashraf then delayed sending a letter of claim to the supermarket for 8 months and then claimed for injuries and consequential losses. Luckily an eagle-eyed employee had not only spotted the incident on CCTV but had carefully retained the footage “just in case”. She brought a civil claim (and persisted with it even in the face of the CCTV evidence) which was successfully defended in 2017. 
             
            The Defendant's insurers then brought a private prosecution in the criminal courts. The sentencing Judge, HHJ David Hatton QC, gave Ashraf, a suspended sentence of 21 months.
             
            DWF Law LLP is an international legal business with specialism in defending personal injury claims and, in partnership with DWF Advocacy, our in-house Advocacy provider will present a mock trial considering the evidence required for a positive defence.  Providing an insight into trial preparation, conduct of a case at trial and the evidence an Occupier should adduce in order to defeat a PL claim.  We will also consider the process and procedure of contempt proceedings, the event promises to be both informative and engaging.
            10:00  Registration
            10:30  Civil Trial
            12:00  Lunch
            12:30  Contempt Proceedings
            1:30    Close/Networking
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