News and Events - Gavin Irwin

24th Jun 2019News

Gavin Irwin Avoids Imprisonment For Immigration Adviser

Over the last 18 months Gavin has been assisting a client in a criminal investigation and proceedings brought by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (‘OISC’). The OISC has recently deployed significant resources to the prosecution of unregistered persons involved in the provision of immigration advice or services.  Registration is dependent on accreditation by a professional body […]

13th Jun 2019News

“I’m pretty sure I glanced at something”: Due Diligence in Instructing Experts

Gavin Irwin and Amy Woolfson explore the realities of instructing experts under the revised procedure rules The revised Criminal Practice Rule 19 and Practice Direction V took effect on 1 April 2019.  The new rule places heightened requirements on experts and those instructing them.  Following on from the recent collapse of criminal proceedings at Southwark […]

29th May 2019Newsflash

Professional Discipline Summer Newsletter

Welcome to the 2 Hare Court Professional Discipline summer newsletter. In coronial proceedings, I look at the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Maughan, which has confirmed the appropriate standard of proof for suicides. Alexandra Tampakopoulos considers the recent decision of Maguire, and the scope of Article 2. As for the MPTS, Ben Rich reflects on […]

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 […]