Training & Knowledge: Helen Lavery

14th Feb 2020Newsletters

Why has there been a decline in fraud prosecutions?

(In) Action Fraud   Why has there been a decline in fraud prosecutions? Just last week the Director of the Serious Fraud Office slammed the “antiquated” fraud laws which prevent the SFO from effectively prosecuting fraud allegations. The SFO have repeatedly struggled to achieve success in fraud prosecutions. This coupled with the findings of the […]

22nd Jan 2020Newsletters

Football and Racism

It is only relatively recently that the psychological effects of racism and homophobia, such as anger, humiliation, loss of self-confidence and depression, have become the subject of focused research and inquiry. This issue is as relevant in the sporting context as it is in any other. Certainly, in the past BAME football players were expected […]

27th Nov 2019Articles

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 Solicitors Regulation Authority (‘SRA’) Standards and Regulations (‘StaRs’) came into force and replaced the current SRA Handbook. This marked only the fourth change to the Solicitors Code of Conduct in 12 years. The latest changes are designed to […]

26th Feb 2019Newsletters

The Campaign Against Anti-Semitism v DPP

Introduction The recent case of Campaign Against Anti-Semitism v DPP [2019] EWHC 9 (Admin) provides a useful summary of when a private prosecution will be discontinued. It also serves as a reminder of the limited scenarios in which the High Court will allow a challenge to the DPP’s decision to discontinue. Background In June 2017, […]