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HBOS scandal: practical challenges and lessons learnt

This event is fully booked

A decade on from the HBOS scandal this executive breakfast briefing will take a deep dive into the case and take stock of the significant challenges faced by counter-fraud professionals to ensure fair access to justice for those affected by fraud and financial crime, especially SMEs. 

This event will provide a timely update on:

  • The impact of the HBOS fraud on its victims.
  • The practical challenges faced by law enforcement and prosecutors in large corporate frauds.
  • The key lessons that can be learnt from HBOS and how these can be used to inform proactive action to support victims.

Guest speakers

Nick Gould, Aria Grace Law will provide an overview of the impact of the HBOS fraud on the SME’s that fell victim and the key lessons from the case that we can use to better support future victims of fraud. 

Brian O’Neill QC, 2 Hare Court will cover the lessons that can be learnt from prosecuting fraud cases such as the HBOS case and how these can help inform future fraud prosecutions. 

Anthony Stansfeld, Police Crime Commissioner, Thames Valley will provide an overview of Thames Valley’s involvement in the HBOS case, the main challenges faced by local police forces in tacking large fraud cases and what changes are needed to better support law enforcement in the fight against fraud. 

Kevin Hollinrake MP Thirsk and Malton, Co-chair,  All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking will provide an overview of the APPG’s current strategic priorities, particularly in relation to supporting SME business and ensuring they receive access to justice and effective dispute resolution.

In the chair

Rachel Sexton, director, Fraud Advisory Panel



5 August 2020


08:30 - 10:30




Live interactive session

Costs FAP, ICAEW, Cifas, ACCA, ICAS members £20+VAT; Non-members £30+VAT