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    • 21 Feb 2017
    • 17:30 - 21:00
    • Mishcon de Reya LLP, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AH
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    We are delighted to advise that Mishcon de Reya will be hosting our next event on Art Fraud on Tuesday 21 February 2017 at Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AH

    Our esteemed speakers, Amanda Gray, Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya, Detective Constable Philip Clare, Metropolitan Police and Lt Col Tim Purbrick, Army Headquarters will be talking about "The Dark Arts: the unlawful trade in art, antiquities and cultural property"


    17:30hrs to 18:30hrs: Registration & Reception Drinks
    18:30hrs to 19:30hrs: Speakers and Q&A
    19:30hrs to 21:00hrs: Networking Reception

    Speaker Bios:

    Amanda Gray, Managing Associate, Mishcon de ReyaAmanda Gray is a Managing Associate in Mishcon Private, specialising in Art Law. She is valued by her clients for her commercial, flexible approach and depth of knowledge across a diverse range of legal problems that are faced by those operating within the art market and related fields. As a senior member of Art Law, she is one member of the established team who are recognised for finding creative solutions to intractable problems.  Clients include collectors, dealers, auction houses, artists, foundations, public and private institutions. She assists clients with a broad scope of contentious and non-contentious issues that cover ownership, provenance attribution and reputation. Her non-contentious work includes: sale and purchase agreements, art collection management,  loan and agency agreements, artists' resale rights regulations and bringing new discoveries to the market place. Her specialist contentious work includes: looted and Holocaust art claims, authentication and title claims, and advice on disputes arising out of breaches of contract, negligence and misrepresentation. As a leading member of the firm's multi-disciplinary Luxury Assets Group, Amanda provides advice to clients on luxury assets including classic cars, bloodstock to jewellery, each with nuances individual to their respective fields.

    Philip Clare, Detective Constable, Metropolitan Police:  Phillip has been a police officer for 23 years, 21 of those as a Detective Constable.  Philip served for 11 years in Suffolk Police before transferring to the Metropolitan Police in 2005.  Philip has a background in complex and serious crime investigations and will be presenting an overview of the Art and Antiques Unit, the London Art Market and their investigations with a particular focus on fraud and forgery offences.

    Lt Col Tim Purbrick, Army Headquarters: Tim Purbrick was a tank commander in the 1991 Gulf War. He was the Spokesman for the Army in the Ministry of Defence and ran the Army Combat Camera Team, travelling the world for two years to gather stories to promote the Army in the media. After a technical post, Tim left the Army and joined the specialist media unit in the Army Reserves. In his civilian career Tim worked for 12 years tracking down stolen plant and equipment and stolen art and antiques for The Equipment Register and the Art Loss Register. During his Army Reserves career Tim has been mobilised for the Iraq war in 2003, for which he was based in London, to Iraq in 2007 and to Afghanistan in 2011. On return from Afghanistan Tim worked in the renewables industry for 3 years. He now works for his family's company, Nevill Keating Pictures, which are private art dealers in Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art works based in St James's. Tim's current military post is in the Concepts Branch of Army Headquarters. The Branch, the Chief of the General Staff's strategic foresight unit, looks 20 years into the future to determine how the Army can be shaped to meet the challenges of the future environment. Tim leads on Media, Information Warfare and Cyber Warfare. He is also the lead for Military Cultural Property Protection (CPP) and is Chairman of the Military CPP Working Group.  Lt Col Tim Purbrick will be talking about "Delivering a military cultural property protection capability in the UK Armed Forces".

    We look forward to seeing you on the evening.

    • 04 Apr 2017
    • 17:00 - 22:00
    • Lillian Bayliss Studio, Salder's Wells

    In celebration the Fraud Women's Network (FWN) 10 Year Anniversary we will take a look back at the fraud landscape and how it has changed.  As well as what FWN has achieved over 10 years and how we will develop in the future.  We will also look at the future of the fraud and security landscape.

    We will have a panel discussion moderated by Geoff White, Technology Journalist with speakers from the following sectors putting forward their perspective on the landscape over the last 10 years:


    Banking: Katy Worobec, Director Financial Fraud Action UK Ltd

    Law Enforcement: Donald Toon, Director, Prosperity of the National Crime Agency (NCA).  Donald leads and coordinates the UK’s enforcement response to a range of serious criminality, including: money laundering; corruption; sanctions; counterfeit currency; intellectual property crime; cyber and fraud.  After ten years as an officer in the Royal Navy, Donald moved into operational law enforcement in 2002 as the head of Customs’ criminal investigation capability.  In 2011, Donald was appointed as HMRC’s Director of Criminal Investigation, where he led the delivery of a fivefold increase in prosecutions for tax fraud. In March 2014, he was appointed as Director, Economic Crime Command in the NCA, and in November 2016, he was appointed Director Prosperity, covering both Economic and Cyber crime.  Donald holds a MBA degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Science and Management.

    Information Security.

    An expert from the Cyber Security arena will also talk about the threat landscape and how they envisage this will evolve.


    18.00 – Registration and reception drinks
    18.45 – Panel Discussion and Q&A, FWN thanks and announcements
    20.15 – Canape reception Garden Court Yard
    21.30 – Bar closes
    22.00 – Guests depart

    The celebratory event will also have special announcements and guests - details to follow.

    If you would like to sponsor this celebratory event, we'd love to hear from you, please get in touch by emailing 

    • 26 Apr 2017
    • 18:00 - 22:00
    • The Piano Lounge, 155 Bar and Kitchen, 155 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AD
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    Our next FWN Mentoring Dinner, will be held in The Piano Lounge at 155 Bar and Kitchen, 155 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AD

     on Thursday 26 April 2017.

    Another opportunity to meet with your peers, enjoy dinner and listen to and chat with our very special guests: 

    Lady Barbara JudgeLady Barbara, a trained commercial lawyer with both British and American citizenship, has had a successful international career as a senior executive, chairman and non-executive director in both the private and public sectors, and across various industries including energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, retailing and the financial services industry.  Lady Barbara is currently national Chairman of the UK Institute of Directors and completing her second term as Chairman of the UK Pension Protection Fund.  She was appointed Chairman of Cifas in September 2016. She is also a UK Business Ambassador.  Previously she was a Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission and subsequently Deputy Chairman of the UK Financial Reporting Council.  She has also been a Public Member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants.

    Sharon BarberDirector of IT Cyber Security & Risk at Lloyds Banking Group

Past events

06 Dec 2016 Charity Fraud
02 Nov 2016 Follow the Money
29 Sep 2016 FWN Quiz Night
14 Jul 2016 Annual FWN Summer Networking Drinks
08 Jun 2016 Data Breaches: The internal perspective and dealing with the aftermath
13 Apr 2016 FWN 10th Annual Event: Fraud and Counter Terrorism
28 Jan 2016 FWN Mentoring Dinner
12 Nov 2015 At What Cost?: Joint FWN Event with DLA Piper
20 Oct 2015 Island Getaway: demystifying offshore fraud investigations
17 Sep 2015 Airing the Dirty Laundry - Money Launderers’ Secrets Exposed
16 Jul 2015 FWN Summer Networking Drinks, Thursday 16 July 2015
02 Jul 2015 Rogue Traders
21 May 2015 Mentoring Dinner
28 Apr 2015 FWN Annual Event - Are You the Weakest Link? Fraud Scams: Victims and Vulnerability in the Modern Age
03 Feb 2015 Dial F for Fraud: Mobile Technology, Safety and Security
08 Oct 2014 From Russia With Love
30 Jul 2014 Summer Drinks Party
11 Jun 2014 Why Public Sector Fraud Matters to YOU!
07 May 2014 FWN Quiz Night in aid of The Eve Appeal
09 Apr 2014 In Our Hands and Off the Street: Changing Behaviour to Stay Safe Online
06 Mar 2014 Fraud Women's Network Annual Event: Cyber Crime "HazSpam"
27 Nov 2013 FWN Annual Mentoring Dinner
26 Nov 2013 Insider Fraud
23 Oct 2013 Mentoring Dinner
12 Sep 2013 Investigative Psychology
18 Jul 2013 FWN Networking Summer Cocktail Party
27 Mar 2013 "Fighting Fraud Together" How Government and Banks CAN Work in Harmony!
07 Mar 2013 "Mission: Impostor" Social engineering - it is an art, but how do we defeat it? | Fraud Women's Network, PO Box 60454, London E8 9DA | +44 (0)7534 494 779 | Terms of use  | Privacy Policy | Twitter
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