British Citizenship Matters, Both at Home and Abroad

British Citizenship Matters, Both at Home and Abroad One of the most important benefits of British citizenship is that it means that the law is always there to protect you, both at home and abroad. In one case that proved the point, the High Court ruled that it had power to oversee the welfare of a vulnerable pensioner although she had lived in Spain for a number of years. The case concerned a dispute between siblings as to where their 76-year-old mother should live. One of them argued that she should remain living with him in Spain, but his brother and sister insisted that her welfare demanded her return to…

Solicitor Pays £4.65 Million Price of Facilitating Mortgage Fraud

Solicitor Pays £4.65 Million Price of Facilitating Mortgage Fraud Professional people are expected to behave with absolute integrity and can expect no mercy from the law if they fail to do so. In one case, a solicitor who was led into dishonesty by financial pressures and her desire to keep her job was left facing a multi-million-pound bill for her wrongdoing, without the benefit of insurance. The woman had held herself out as a partner in a law firm, the boss of which was engaged in systematic mortgage fraud and was ultimately jailed for four years. A number of mortgage lenders who had lost very substantial sums as a result…