Training & Knowledge: Gavin Irwin

26th Feb 2019Newsletters

The Man Who Wasn’t There: Private Prosecutions, Extradition and Interpol

One of the factors that any private prosecutor should consider is the whereabouts of any prospective defendant.  What happens if a defendant is not in England and Wales when a private prosecutor applies for a summons?  What can a private prosecutor do to ensure the attendance at trial of a defendant who refuses to return […]

14th Jun 2018Newsletters

Without Notice, Without Merit: how far would you go for your client?

Introduction On 26th April 2018, the Administrative Court handed down judgment in Vay Sui Ip v Solicitors Regulation Authority [2018] EWHC 957 (Admin).  The Administrative Court refused Mr Ip’s appeal against the SRA’s orders for strike off and costs (£10,000) for, essentially, ‘gaming the system’ in immigration proceedings, and for making ‘totally without merit’ applications. […]

24th May 2018Articles

Hong Kong Newsflash: Trade Sanctions and Export Licensing

On 8th May 2018, the Hong Kong government issued Strategic Trade Controls Circular No. 6/2018 (‘the 2018 Circular’), Import and Export of Encryption Products, in order to “remind traders of the licensing requirements for the import and export of encryption products”. Encryption products are commonplace – virtually all commercially available, digital telecommunications devices (the smartphone […]

16th Oct 2017Articles

Financial Sanctions: A Minefield for Business

Things can change bewilderingly quickly in the world of financial sanctions. On 21st September 2017, HM Treasury’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (‘OFSI’), updated the financial sanctions relating to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.  On 27th September 2017, it was Syria.  On 29th September 2017, it was North Korea.  On 2nd October 2017, it was ISIL (Da’esh) and […]

10th Aug 2017Articles

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 Data Protection Act.  The Bill will be published in September and the Act must be in force by 25th May 2018. The purpose of the Act is to import into domestic law the EU General Data Protection […]