Detecting fraud: Advice for academy governors

Following the jailing of an academy’s head of finance for diverting school money into her own bank account, legal expert Helen Otty asks just how liable academy governors are.

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 This article was originally written for SecEd (July 2015)

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Helen Otty


I am a commercial litigator who regularly advises clients in relation to shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, professional negligence claims and defamation.