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Corporate Transparency and Register Reform

In May this year the Government (BEIS together with Companies House) opened a consultation into...

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Investigating complex crime whilst restraining assets: ‘reasonable time’ v ‘practical realities’

Under section 42(7) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the court must discharge a restraint order...

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Corporate Intelligence: Strategic friend or foe?

The UK has one of the fastest growing markets worldwide for companies offering corporate...

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SFO Shuts Down Investigation into Libor Rigging

On 19 October 2019 the SFO announced that, following a seven year probe, the Libor investigation...

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Serious Fraud Office v Serco Geografix Limited [2019] 7 WLUK 45

On 4th July 2019 Mr. Justice Davis approved a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”) between the...

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No Go v Bojo

Divisional Court’s Reasoning for Quashing Issue of Summons Against Boris Johnson On 3 July 2019...

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Re Somaia and the Recovery of Costs in Enforcement Proceedings in the High Court

Introduction It is clear that private prosecutors may pursue confiscation proceedings in the Crown...

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Increasing Regulation of Private Prosecutions

We are currently living in an era where private prosecutions are fast becoming commonplace. The...

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Investigatory Powers in Private Prosecutions: Hurdles and Opportunities

The tension: Greater profile, no greater powers Private prosecutions are on the up, both in terms...

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Thakrar and the Ramifications for Private Prosecutors

In Thakrar v Crown Prosecution Service [2019] EWCA Civ 874, the Court of Appeal (Civil Division)...

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Unprecedented: Adverse Inferences in Regulatory Proceedings

R (Kuzmin) v General Medical Council [2019] EWHC 2129 (Admin) In a dramatic new development,...

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The New SRA Standards and Regulations: a StaR is Born

Gavin Irwin and Helen Lavery review the demise of the SRA Handbook On 25th November 2019, the...

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Unprecedented: Adverse Inferences in Regulatory Proceedings

R (Kuzmin) v General Medical Council [2019] EWHC 2129 (Admin) In a dramatic new development,...

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Minor Crime; Major Problem

Last month, the Privy Council handed down judgment in an appeal from the Disciplinary Committee...

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Court of Appeal Takes a Swipe at “Culture of Adjournment” Approach in Regulatory Proceedings

A doctor who voluntarily absents himself from his fitness to practise hearing cannot expect that the...

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A Tale of Two Leaks

Gavin Williamson, Sir Kim Darroch, and the Official Secrets Act 1989 Introduction One...

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Government Consultation on Legal Aid for Families at Inquests

Introduction  The availability of legal aid for bereaved families in inquests is a hotly debated...

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Andrew Left v Securities & Futures Commission & Market Misconduct Tribunal

A Tale of Expansive Interpretation & Criminal Law in Financial Market Misconduct[1] ...

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EL KAROUT and NMC, [2019] EWHC 28 (Admin)

The Critical Distinction Between Weight and Admissibility of Hearsay Evidence In a recent...

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Do I Have to Disclose Historic Convictions?

In the matter of an application by Gallagher for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland); R (on the...

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Judging by Appearances

Introduction Mr Maitland-Hudson faced allegations of high level dishonesty. Following a long and...

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The Bar Council 2018 Law Reform Essay Competition: Not a Silver Bullet… but a Bullet Nonetheless

Ending the ban on the use of intercept material in criminal proceedings First Six Pupil Amy...

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No More ‘Manna Found on the Desert Floor’ for Insiders: The s. 271(3) Defence Revisited

In SFC v. Yiu Hoi Ying Charles, Wong Nam Marian and the Market Misconduct Tribunal [2018] HKCFA 44,...

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Ensuring the Reliability of Expert Witnesses in Criminal Cases

Narita Bahra QC and Nick James of Furnival Chambers contribute to the LexisNexis Corporate Crime...

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Final Closing Speech

Jackie Samuel retired from Chambers after a successful career panning over 45 years at the Bar....

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Achieving Sea-Change: Criminal Disclosure Failures

Too little, too late? As the CPS publishes its disclosure review, Narita Bahra and Fiona...

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HMICFRS Report Criticises Response to Modern Day Slavery

This month Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (‘HMICFRS)...

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Representation in section 2 CJA 1987 interviews

The Law Society yesterday issued new guidance in relation to the presence of an interviewee’s...

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Conclusion of the Hong Kong anti-money laundering consultation confirms commitment to extending enforcement 

A TEMPERATURE RISE IN ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATION In recent months there has been a steady...

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Driving to Distraction

The penalty handed to drivers caught using a mobile phone whilst driving doubled last week to an...

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Developments in Deferred Prosecution Agreements

On 8th July Leveson LJ approved an application by the Serious Fraud Office for a Deferred...

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Do Tom Hayes’ confiscation proceedings reveal a softening approach towards defendants by the Courts?

Former UBS and Citi Bank trader Tom Hayes, the only person to be found guilty in the UK of trying to...

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Changes to the Criminal Procedure Rules

On Monday 4th April 2016 the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 will be amended by the Criminal Procedure...

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Sentencing for Robbery

On 28 January 2016 the Sentencing Council published the new Definitive Guidelines for offences of...

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Corporate Transparency and Register Reform

In May this year the Government (BEIS together with Companies House) opened a consultation into...

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Investigating complex crime whilst restraining assets: ‘reasonable time’ v ‘practical realities’

Under section 42(7) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the court must discharge a restraint order...

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Corporate Intelligence: Strategic friend or foe?

The UK has one of the fastest growing markets worldwide for companies offering corporate...

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SFO Shuts Down Investigation into Libor Rigging

On 19 October 2019 the SFO announced that, following a seven year probe, the Libor investigation...

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Serious Fraud Office v Serco Geografix Limited [2019] 7 WLUK 45

On 4th July 2019 Mr. Justice Davis approved a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”) between the...

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No Go v Bojo

Divisional Court’s Reasoning for Quashing Issue of Summons Against Boris Johnson On 3 July 2019...

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Re Somaia and the Recovery of Costs in Enforcement Proceedings in the High Court

Introduction It is clear that private prosecutors may pursue confiscation proceedings in the Crown...

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Increasing Regulation of Private Prosecutions

We are currently living in an era where private prosecutions are fast becoming commonplace. The...

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Investigatory Powers in Private Prosecutions: Hurdles and Opportunities

The tension: Greater profile, no greater powers Private prosecutions are on the up, both in terms...

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Thakrar and the Ramifications for Private Prosecutors

In Thakrar v Crown Prosecution Service [2019] EWCA Civ 874, the Court of Appeal (Civil Division)...

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SRA Developments in 2019

2019 has seen the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) taking an increasingly assertive approach...

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