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Sophie Shotton and Beth Crocker secure acquittal in £1m fraud

By November 21, 2018No Comments

Sophie Shotton and Beth Crocker have secured the acquittal of their client, JJ, following a 9 week trial at Wood Green Crown Court.

JJ was one of four deaf defendants charged with defrauding the DWP by allegedly falsely claiming funding for the use of British Sign Language Interpreters and submitting bogus invoices. It was alleged that the defendants grossly over-claimed for genuine interpreters and completely fabricated the identities of interpreters all together. The fraud spanned a period of 6 years and resulted in DWP payments of nearly £1 million.

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Sophie and Beth were instructed by Nicholls & Nicholls Solicitors.

Sophie is a qualified Vulnerable Witness Trainer and teaches other members of the Bar.