A Guide to the Fraud Act 2006 Blackstones Book

A Guide to the Fraud Act 2006 Blackstones Book

A Guide to the Fraud Act 2006 Blackstones Book

This new Blackstones Guide provides the full text of the Fraud Act 2006 and extracts from related relevant legislation together with expert narrative The authors provide detailed and practical commentary logically following the structure of the Act on the effect of the legislation its probable interpretation and its impact on the existing law of dishonesty The Fraud Act 2006 creates a new general offence of fraud with a maximum custodial sentence of ten years replacing all previous deception offences as detailed under the Theft Acts 1968 1996 This new offence can be committed in three ways By false representation By failing to disclose information By abuse of position The Act also creates new offences of obtaining services dishonestly and replaces the existing going equipped1 offence to criminalise the act of possessing or making material for use in frauds Content Summary Places new offences including those of obtaining services dishonestly and of the act of possessing or making material for use in frauds in the context of previous law Structured in a clear and accessible way with narrative logically following the structure of the Act Lucid commentary on the effect of the new legislation and guidance on its likely impact and interpretation in practice Contains full text of the Fraud Act 2006 The Blackstones Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments Published within weeks of the Act they offer expert commentary by leading names on the effects extent and scope of the legislation plus a full copy of the Act itself They offer a cost effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes

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