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William England leads Fiona Clegg in Operation Maplewood. William and Fiona’s client retains her good character after Not Guilty verdicts were entered by the Judge at Southwark Crown Court.   


An £81 million postal redistribution fraud, the case involved a long-running conspiracy to commit fraud on the Royal Mail and other postal operators, and an associated conspiracy to produce false invoices. The evidence served ran to some 5 million pages and involved the alleged doctoring of dockets to avoid paying the proper post due to the Royal Mail. The main alleged fraud consisted of manipulating the figures declared so that the price that is paid is less than it should be.  

A Royal Mail prosecution, the verdicts come after the Crown offered no evidence, ahead of a 14-week trial due to commence in November. This brings proceedings to an end against their client, a mother of two, who has waited several years to be tried.  

William and Fiona were instructed by Mike Rainford and Sadie Thomson of JMW Solicitors LLP. You can read more about the case here:  



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