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20th Jan 2023News

R (on the application of City of York Council) v AUH and others and R (Birmingham City Council) v BIY and ARA Episode II – The Return of the Local Authorities

Sallie Bennett-Jenkins KC and Daniel Chadwick appeared for BIY Lewis MacDonald appeared for ARA   In October 2022 the Court of Appeal ruled in the first instalment of conjoined appeals from preparatory hearings about the power of local authorities to prosecute consumer offences ([2022] EWCA Crim 1113], summarised by Richard Heller here. The Court, in […]

22nd Dec 2022News

The Times | Lawyer of the week: Oliver Glasgow KC

Oliver Glasgow KC was recently interviewed by The Times and named Lawyer of the Week. Oliver recently prosecuted Jordan McSweeney, 29, for the sexual assault and murder of Zara Aleena, a law graduate, in June this year.  At the Old Bailey in London, McSweeney was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 38 years. […]

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 […]

21st Oct 2022News

Local authority powers to prosecute consumer offences (R v AUH and others)

Richard Heller considers the conjoined appeals in R (on the application of City of York Council) v AUH and others and R (Birmingham City Council) v BIY and ARA (Sec of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy intervening) (‘the York Case’ and ‘the Birmingham Case’), in which the Court of Appeal held that paragraph […]