Training & Knowledge: Gavin Irwin

18th Nov 2020Articles

Gavin Irwin reviews the recent surge in enforcement activity at the Financial Conduct Authority

After Konstantin Vishnyak’s acquittal at Southwark Crown Court, on 28 September 2020, for destroying communications information, the FCA has recently signalled a renewed intensity in investigations and enforcement action in relation to: (1) unregulated collective investment schemes; (2) market abuse; and, (3) non-financial misconduct. Collective Investment Schemes There are many types of collective investment scheme […]

2nd Nov 2020Newsletters

The Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime and UK’s recent adoption of Magnitsky-type sanctions

On 6 July 2020, the UK introduced the Global Human Rights sanctions regime (‘GHRSR’), under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (‘the Sanctions Act’). The GHRSR is, domestically, ground-breaking for two reasons: it is the first autonomous sanctions regime to be created under the Sanctions Act (previously, the Act had been used to mirror […]

22nd Oct 2020Blog

2 Hare Court Sports Law Group: Athletics Round-Up

Gavin Irwin explores recent developments in regulatory and disciplinary issues in the sport of Athletics Despite the public health emergency, it has been a busy time for regulatory bodies in the sport of athletics. Over recent years, materials science has revolutionised the performance of sports shoes, in particular, through the development of shoes containing carbon […]

14th Oct 2020Articles

2 Hare Court Private Prosecution Newsflash

Justice Select Committee Report Published – Safeguards in Private Prosecutions Gavin Irwin explores the report’s key recommendations On 7 July 2020, Alison Levitt QC gave evidence before the Justice Select Committee, on behalf of the Private Prosecutors’ Association, on safeguards in private prosecutions[1].  Separately, the 2 Hare Court Private Prosecutions’ Group made written representations to […]

6th Apr 2020Newsletters

Doping and Arbitration in the time of Covid

The global public health emergency has caused the cessation of ‘in-person’ hearings at courts and tribunals all over the world.  Until business as normal is resumed, or the new abnormal can be identified, here is a review of some covid developments and immediately pre-covid decisions. Athletics Integrity Unit (‘AIU’) The AIU conducts anti-doping testing in […]