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Forbes acted in Landmark Fraud Case


Meet the team: Ridwaan Omar - Partner


Managing sickness absence as a result of an injury sustained at work

Forbes acted in Landmark Fraud Case

Craig MacKenzie and Craig Liversidge acted for an accountant charged with multiple frauds and making employer-related investments.  It is the first case of its kind prosecuted by The Pensions Regulator (TPR). 

Proceedings followed investigations by TPR and the Insolvency Service.  TPR is the regulator of work-based pension schemes in the UK.  The defendant was the trustee and administrator of Focusplay Retirement Benefit Scheme, which by February 2017 was said to have 305 members with a fund value of £17.4m.


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    Managing sickness absence as a result of an injury sustained at work

    Accidents happen…just as much in the workplace as they do in the outside world.  Employees may unfortunately sustain an injury while at work, which could result in them being off sick.  This could be a slip resulting in a broken leg, with multiple operations required, or could be sustained due to incorrect operation of machinery.  The key thing from an Employer’s perspective is to ensure that adequate training, risk assessments and safeguards are put in place to avoid these injuries being sustained in the first place.  But that said…accidents still happen.

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    Meet the team:
     Ridwaan Omar - Partner

    01254 222457 |

    Ridwaan is a Partner in the Defendant Insurance department and also a member of the Regulatory team. He has considerable experience of representing organisations and public sector bodies at inquests and during health & safety investigations brought by the regulatory body. Recent examples include:

    • representing the interests of a football club at an inquest
    • the subsequent prosecution of the football club as a result of a fatality involving falling goalposts
    • a well reported incident of an inflatable bouncy castle, which blew away whilst being operated

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