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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 […]

6th Mar 2020News

Acquittal of Spanish model in Ministry of Defence money laundering

Fiona Robertson secured the unanimous acquittal of a Spanish national accused of laundering the proceeds of a fraud committed on the Ministry of Defence. In 2015 a computer network linked to the Ministry of Defence’s payment system was manipulated by a corrupt RAF Clerk resulting in salaries for 55 personnel being diverted to mule accounts. […]

17th Feb 2020News

2 Hare Court Welcomes Rebecca Erkan-Bax

Chambers are delighted to announce that Rebecca Erkan-Bax (previously of 4 Breams Buildings) has accepted an invitation to join 2 Hare Court.  Rebecca has a successful and substantial criminal practice with a focus on business crime and fraud. She has a range of experience prosecuting and defending individuals accused of serious criminal offences. Please direct all enquiries to Director […]

14th Feb 2020News

Business Crime Group Newsletter

Welcome to the Business Crime Group Newsletter   Christopher Coltart QC Editor This latest edition of the 2 Hare Court Business Crime Group newsletter is packed with interesting and relevant updates for practitioners working in this field:   Merry van Woodenberg considers Unexplained Wealth Orders following the recent decision in Hajiyeva v NCA [2020] EWCA […]