Dec 16, 2016

Unlawful Entry into the UK

R v C and Ors (2015) Croydon Crown Court-The defendant was lead defendant and one of four eventually charged with Conspiracy to Defraud and facilitating unlawful entry into the UK. This was as a result of a large scale ‘whistle blowing’ operation where the Directors of the companies alongside external accountants were accused of facilitating illegal immigrants into the UK and then using them via various aliases to satisfy work contracts within the care home industry. The overall case management involved sifting through volumes of personal profiles as well as key search areas on computer systems and extensive cross reference of excel accountant charts and forensic analysis and instruction. Added to which there were legal arguments in respect of ever changing immigration legislation and the misapplication of it by agency staff leading to successful applications to dismiss evidence.


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