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QEB News: Paul Raudnitz defends trustee of children’s cancer charity against fraud and money laundering charges
13.10.2015 More >

QEB News: Paul Raudnitz and Katherine Lloyd act for Operation Zygos “most-wanted” suspect in horse-racing tipping fraud.
23.9.2015 More >

QEB News: Operation Cotton: Case Concludes - Sean Larkin QC, Paul Raudnitz and Polly Dyer act for Financial Conduct Authority
2.6.2015 More >

QEB News: Paul Raudnitz prosecutes the baby-battering of a three-week old child
20.8.2014 More >

QEB News: Ranked as Leader in Crime by Chambers UK
28.7.2014 More >

QEB News: Paul Raudnitz and Caoimhe Daly act for Trading Standards in counterfeit goods prosecution believed to be the largest of its kind to date.
16.7.2014 More >

QEB News: R v Nabuguzi & others (Operation Spenser) (2012-Ongoing) (2014)
11.4.2014 More >

QEB News: R v Akpom
24.1.2013 More >

QEB News: R v Tanin & Marques
14.12.2011 More >

QEB News: R v Tanin and Marques
22.11.2011 More >

QEB News: R v Peters
6.7.2011 More >

QEB News: Camberwell arson murder trial: verdict
1.7.2011 More >

QEB News: FSA's first criminal conviction for boiler room fraud
13.6.2011 More >

QEB News: Camberwell toddler arson murder
1.6.2011 More >

QEB News: Victoria Station Murder
16.5.2011 More >

QEB News: Victoria Station Murder
28.1.2011 More >

QEB News: Trading Standards gets UK's biggest car clockers - Paul Raudnitz
17.12.2009 More >

QEB News: £2m conspiracy to defraud various primary healthcare trusts - Paul Raudnitz
1.6.2009 More >

Paul Raudnitz: Notable case

GSCC v Le Jardin (2010)

Paul Raudnitz acted for the General Social Care Council in misconduct proceedings against a social worker who faced 12 separate allegations, including a charge of racist behaviour towards colleagues and service users. The Registrant was found guilty of misconduct on all charges and struck off the register.

For further information and a full report please see: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/7504530/Islamic-social-worker-told-Muslim-mother-to-move-to-Bangladesh-or-lose-children-to-Christianity.html 

Islamic social worker 'told Muslim mother to move to Bangladesh or lose children to Christianity'
An Islamic social worker told a drug-addicted Muslim mother to move to Bangladesh or risk losing her children to Christianity, a hearing was told.
By Chris Irvine - Telegraph.co.uk

Faatien Le Jardin, a social worker for Merton's Children in Need team in south London, allegedly told the mother that she should leave the country to prevent her children being placed with English foster parents who "would make them Christian".

The General Social Care Council heard that Le Jardin offered to help her rig a urine test, while she also suggested that the woman's disabled 14-year-old daughter could have been impregnated by her father when she put on weight.
Speaking for the GSCC, Paul Raudnitz told the hearing that Le Jardin, who joined the team in 2002, "did not work sensitively with children to whom she was responsible", adding that she was "not always honest and trustworthy".

"She did not work in partnership with childrens’ parents and acted in a disrespectful manner by failing to keep the few appointments she did make," he said.

"She accused people without sound factual basis and was entirely unmanageable."

He alleged that Le Jardin was overtly racist to black colleagues and families she was supposed to be helping, claiming that "she made derogatory and insinuating comments about them."

When concerns were raised about Le Jardin's behaviour, fellow social worker Rosetta Delisle was told to investigate her.

Referring to the case of the 14-year-old, named only as YM, Ms Delisle explained Le Jardin was meant to see her every six weeks but instead went to the home three times a week.

"When challenged by her manager, she said she was helping the mother," she said.

"Le Jardin told the girl’s family the school nurse had seen her swollen tummy and said she could be pregnant and that her own father could be the father.

"The simple explanation was that she had put on weight."

When YM's father complained, the nurse at her school denied the pregnancy claim and Merton health chiefs promised to investigate the matter.

Ms Delisle added that Le Jardin offered to help the girl's mother pass a drugs test.

"Le Jardin told the mother that she was under pressure from her boss to get a urine sample for her drugs test but she suggested getting a sample from her sister instead.

"And another time, Le Jardin told her to go to Bangladesh because if she lost her children, they would go to English people who would make them Christian."

Le Jardin - who has since had a nervous breakdown - did not attend the hearing in central London as she now lives in Saudi Arabia.

Charges she faces include not safeguarding children for whom she was responsible, not implementing child protection plans, not working sensitively with children or in partnership with parents and other professionals.

She also denies producing unprofessional reports, failing to respond appropriately to management, failing to engage sensitively with issues of diversity and dressing and behaving unprofessionally and inappropriately.

It is also claimed that while on sick leave from Merton between June and October 2008 she was moonlighting with a temp agency for the London Borough of Croydon.

Notable cases:

R v Shah (2016)
Operation Donlontown murder

R v Pisaru & Others (2016)
Paddington prostitution gang

DPA
Zoe Johnson QC and Paul Raudnitz instructed in landmark Deferred Prosecution Agreement case - "SFO v XYZ Ltd"

GMC v Adler (2016)
Paul Raudnitz presents Dr Adler case for the GMC

R V Mahamoud Simakan, Ayi Cogj Hughes Arnaud D’Almeida, Erika Lazdane, Jordane Nice, Mathieu Aka
Operation Boromo: Paul Raudnitz, Kerry Broome and Caoimhe Daly conclude largest joint DWP/ Home Office fraud prosecution yet brought

R v Weir & Others (2015)
Paul Raudnitz acted for JG, trustee of “K.I.C.T” (Kids Integrated Cancer Treatment)

R v Bloor (2015)
Paul Raudnitz and Katherine Lloyd act for Operation Zygos “most-wanted” suspect in horse-racing tipping fraud.

Operation Cotton (2015)
Operation Cotton: Case Concludes - Sean Larkin QC, Paul Raudnitz and Polly Dyer act for Financial Conduct Authority

R v Nabuguzi & others (Operation Spenser) (2012-Ongoing) (2014)
Commercial scale identity fraud

R v Davis (John) (2014)
Baby-battering of three-week old child.

R v Grover & Arura (2014)
Paul Raudnitz and Caoimhe Daly acted for Brent and Harrow Trading Standards in the prosecution of what is believed to be the

QEB team win FCA appeal in Court of Appeal - Operation Cotton. (2014)
FCA prosecution for land-banking fraud

R v Rahman & others. (2014)
The “Highway” driver-training fraud.

R v Bharya & 2 Others (2013)
The “Fast-Track” fraud.

R v K & Others (2013)
International drugs and money laundering conspiracy

R v Leslie Ammah (2013)
The South Beach Bar shooting.

R v Ali & Ali (2012)
Trading Standards fraudulent trading conspiracy

R v Kavuala & Others (2012)
Operation Talbert South Kilburn murder trial

R v Toto & Cudjoe (2012)
Operation Pontadawe attempted murder

R v Menakaya & Others (2012)
Summer riots - nine-handed prosecution

R v Tanin & Marques (2011)
"Sham marriages" conspiracy trial

R v Peters (2011)
City Police's "biggest identity theft" case

R v John-Lewis (2011)
The Camberwell arson murder trial

R v Mason (2011)
Leading Counsel, FSA's (as it then was) first criminal conviction for boiler room fraud.

R v Akra & Others (Victoria Station Murder Trial 1) (2011)
The Victoria Station murder

R v Kidd (2010)
Defence of Department for Business Innovation and Skills massive fraudulent trading allegation.

GSCC v Le Jardin (2010)
General Social Care Council race prejudice misconduct hearing.

R v Ghulaman & Sadiqi (2009)
Trading Standards' biggest ever “car clocking” fraud conspiracy.

R v Sidhu & Others (2009)
Defence of Revenue and Customs Tax Fraud Conspiracy

R v A (2009)
Defence of the CEO of a prominent football club on driving charges

R v Wilson & another (2009)
The 'Cawston Park' alleged 'Extra Care' fraud

R v Caunter & others (2008)
The Beccles A146 running-down murder trial

R v Stuart (2008)
Ex-England under-21 footballer charged with assault

R v Satkunanathan & others (2007)
Breach of trust fraud conspiracy

Articles:

Paul Raudnitz considers Deferred Prosecution Agreements in the light of the first two cases.
Paul Raudnitz who was instructed as junior counsel by the SFO in the XYZ case, considers the importance of self-reporting and defence co-operation in arriving at a satisfactory conclusion to such cases.
20.09.2016 | Download (PDF) >

Trading Standards: Wheel Clamping - Regulation and the Criminal Law
WHEEL CLAMPING: REGULATION AND THE CRIMINAL LAW 19.4.2010
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Corporate Manslaughter
An introduction to the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 24.3.2009
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