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25th Mar 2019News

‘Causation, Statistics and Survivability’

Case Commentary: R (Chidlow) v Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Flyde [2019] EWHC 581 (Admin) 12 March 2019 By Alexandra Tampakopoulos  This case raised two interesting issues for the Divisional Court: (1) the distinction between identification of the cause of death and survivability and (2) whether causation can be proved by statistical evidence relating to survivability. […]

20th Mar 2019Newsflash

Innocent Agents – Liable for Unpaid Duty but not Penalties?

The Court of Appeal has referred an important question of law concerning the operation of the excise duty regime to the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’). In The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs v Martyn Glen Perfect [2019] EWCA Civ 465, Mr Perfect was a lorry driver who was employed to […]

14th Mar 2019News

The Relevance of Linked Organisations in Sentencing Corporate Defendents

Chris Gillespie examines the recent welcome decision of the Court of Appeal in R v NPS London Ltd [2019] EWCA Crim 228 The Court of Appeal has restated the important principle that the mere fact that a corporate defendant is a wholly owned subsidiary of a larger corporation or that a parent company or other […]

13th Mar 2019News

Sweeping Changes to UK AML and Sanctions Regimes

Gavin Irwin considers two significant recent reports on economic crime in the United Kingdom.  The first, published on 8 March 2019, is the report of the Treasury Committee Inquiry into Economic Crime: Anti-money laundering and the sanctions regime[1].  (A further Report relating to consumers and economic crime will follow later in 2019.)  The second, also […]

8th Jan 2019Newsflash

Combatting a Culture of Adjournments?

General Medical Council v Hayat [2018] EWCA Civ 2796 It is perhaps all too common for a registrant to fail to attend his Fitness to Practise hearing. Frequently such non-attendance is justified by a sick note from a GP excusing him from attending work. In the High Court appeal of Hayat Lang J acceded to an appeal on […]

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