News and Events - Gavin Irwin

25th Nov 2020News

Gavin Irwin explores the new criminal offences in the National Security and Investment Bill currently before parliament

On 11 November 2020, the Government published the National Security and Investment Bill[i] (‘the Bill’) with the purpose of modernising the UK’s powers to investigate and intervene in potentially hostile foreign direct investment that threatens national security. By any reckoning, the scheme is vastly more intrusive than the current one, the FT reporting that officials […]

2nd Nov 2020Newsletters

2 Hare Court Crime Group Autumn Newsletter

Welcome to the Autumn edition of the Crime Group Newsletter. Leon Kazakos QC Editor Editor’s Note Welcome to the Autumn edition of the 2 Hare Court Crime Group Newsletter. In an effort to distract us all from the pandemic and a second lockdown the contributors to this edition have tried not to focus on the […]

12th Oct 2020News

Justice Select Committee Report Published – Safeguards in Private Prosecutions

Gavin Irwin explores the report’s key recommendations On 7 July 2020, Alison Levitt QC gave evidence before the Justice Select Committee, on behalf of the Private Prosecutors’ Association, on safeguards in private prosecutions[1].  Separately, the 2 Hare Court Private Prosecutions’ Group made written representations to the Committee[2]. On 2 October 2020, the Committee published its […]

14th Apr 2020News

Gavin Irwin represents Chinese national in application for Account Freezing Orders (‘AFrOs’) by the NCA during the public health emergency

On Monday, 6 April 2020 Gavin Irwin appeared for the account holder, the Affected Person, in civil proceedings conducted by video-conference, for applications for AFrOs under s.303Z1 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. With City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court effectively closed but virtually open, as a result of emergency measures taken to halt the […]