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18th Jul 2019News

Code for Private Prosecutors Published

The recent decision in Johnson [2019] EWHC 1709 (Admin) has thrown private prosecutions into the spotlight as never before and so it is especially timely that the Private Prosecutors’ Association (‘PPA’) has published the first edition of the Code for Private Prosecutors (the Code’). The Code is essential reading for those contemplating bringing any type […]

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 […]

20th Jun 2019News

Last Orders! The Alcohol Wholesalers Registration Scheme and Trading Pending Appeal

Yesterday the Supreme Court ended a debate that has seen dozens of stays imposed by the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) (“FTT”) and a series of cases before the Administrative Court. Lady Black (with whom Lord Reed, Lord Sumption and Lord Briggs agreed) gave the judgment in OWD Ltd trading as Birmingham Cash and Carry (In […]

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