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New Sentencing Guidelines for Manslaughter Offences Now in Force

On 1st November 2018, the Sentencing Council’s Definitive Guideline for Manslaughter offences came...

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Birmingham Pub Bombings - Coroner’s Decision on Scope Only Reviewable on Public Law Grounds

In July 2017, the Coroner for the inquests into the 1974 Birmingham Pub Bombings, which famously...

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What Can we Learn from the HSE Annual Statistics Report?

Unsurprisingly, the publication of the HSE annual statistics report on 31 October 2018 was not...

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Food Labelling in the Wake of the Death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse

Few Coroners’ Inquests attract as much public attention as that into the death of fifteen-year-old...

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DOTAS: Houdini’s Escape?

Houdini was a masterful illusionist famed for his escapology. The recent judgment given by the Upper...

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Karoulla t/a Brockley’s Rock: Revenue Battered on Disclosure

In Karoulla v HMRC [2018] UKUT 255 (TCC), the Upper Tribunal (‘UT’) has ruled that HMRC have a...

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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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Cold Turkey? The Dangers of Withdrawal in the Tax Tribunal

Both indirect (whether VAT or Excise Duty) and direct tax practitioners alike need to be aware of...

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PML: Beware Agreements to Settle an Appeal

The Court of Appeal recently considered the importance of decisions underlying a penalty issued to a...

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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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Bolton Reaffirmed – Again

GMC v Chandra [2018] EWCA Civ 1898 Lord Bingham’s dictum in Bolton v Law Society [1994] 1 WLR 512...

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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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Frozen Assets, Third Party Rights and Disclosure

The SFC and CPSL Litigation On 29 June 2018 the Court of Appeal (Cheung, Yuen and Kwan JJA)...

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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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Reasonable Excuse for Non-Compliance with Self-Assessment (Perrin v HMRC)

Private Client analysis: The case of Perrin v HMRC was the first opportunity the Upper Tribunal (UT)...

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Hong Kong Newsflash: Trade Sanctions and Export Licensing

On 8th May 2018, the Hong Kong government issued Strategic Trade Controls Circular No. 6/2018...

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Suspension or erasure? High Court rules in professional misconduct case (General Medical Council v Stone)

Grace Forbes contributes to Lexis Nexis' 'Corporate Crime Analysis' Corporate Crime analysis:...

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Financial Sanctions: A Minefield for Business

Things can change bewilderingly quickly in the world of financial sanctions. On 21st September...

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Coming Soon, A New Data Protection Act for the United Kingdom

On 7th August 2017, the UK Government published a Statement of Intent (SoI) in relation to a new...

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Doli Incapax and Historic Sexual Offending

The number of cases in which doli incapax rears its head has been on the wane over recent years...

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Identification by DNA on moveable objects

On 17th February 2017 in the case of R v Tsekiri [2017] EWCA Crim 40 the Court of Appeal ruled that...

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The Policing and Crime Act 2017

Three key parts of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 came into force in April 2017. The Act...

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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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Disclosure in Document Heavy Cases & Abuse of Process

On 21 December 2015 the Court of Appeal released a series of extracts from their judgment in R. v....

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Case Commentary: R v WINTERTON [2018] EWCA Crim 2435

Andrew Winterton was convicted of the gross negligence manslaughter of Shane Wilkinson. He was also...

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New Sentencing Guidelines for Manslaughter Offences Now in Force

On 1st November 2018, the Sentencing Council’s Definitive Guideline for Manslaughter offences came...

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Birmingham Pub Bombings - Coroner’s Decision on Scope Only Reviewable on Public Law Grounds

In July 2017, the Coroner for the inquests into the 1974 Birmingham Pub Bombings, which famously...

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What Can we Learn from the HSE Annual Statistics Report?

Unsurprisingly, the publication of the HSE annual statistics report on 31 October 2018 was not...

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Food Labelling in the Wake of the Death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse

Few Coroners’ Inquests attract as much public attention as that into the death of fifteen-year-old...

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DOTAS: Houdini’s Escape?

Houdini was a masterful illusionist famed for his escapology. The recent judgment given by the Upper...

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Karoulla t/a Brockley’s Rock: Revenue Battered on Disclosure

In Karoulla v HMRC [2018] UKUT 255 (TCC), the Upper Tribunal (‘UT’) has ruled that HMRC have a...

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Cold Turkey? The Dangers of Withdrawal in the Tax Tribunal

Both indirect (whether VAT or Excise Duty) and direct tax practitioners alike need to be aware of...

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PML: Beware Agreements to Settle an Appeal

The Court of Appeal recently considered the importance of decisions underlying a penalty issued to a...

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Bolton Reaffirmed – Again

GMC v Chandra [2018] EWCA Civ 1898 Lord Bingham’s dictum in Bolton v Law Society [1994] 1 WLR 512...

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Mental Health and “Exceptional Circumstances”

In SRA v James and others [2018] EWHC 3058 (Admin), the Divisional Court considered three appeals...

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