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30th Nov 2022News

Financial Sanctions: OFSI Annual Review

Gavin Irwin contributes to LexisNexis Corporate Crime Analysis, first published by LexisNexis on 16 November 2022.   The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation’s (OFSI) fifth Annual Review (the Review), for the period April 2021 to August 2022, was published on 10 November 2022 and, inevitably, describes much of OFSI’s recent work in reaction to Russia’s […]

11th Nov 2022News

The Missing Billions | Gavin Irwin analyses the Law Commission’s long awaited final report on ‘Confiscation of the proceeds of crime after conviction’

We are all familiar with the headlines, “More than £20 million in cash and assets has been taken from criminals operating in Kent over the past five years, with close to £8 million taken across 2021”[1], and with the figures, “In 2020/21 [the SFO obtained] confiscation orders in the value of £5,629,497.06 and received Confiscation […]

7th Nov 2022News

David Whittaker KC acts for transport company in Health & Safety prosecution

Lescost Transport were charged under section 3(1) and 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the allegation relating to the injury of an individual who was attempting to deal with an unsecured load on one of its double-decker trailers. Lescost operates a haulage service across the UK and is part of United […]