Training & Knowledge: Laura Stephenson

2nd Nov 2020Newsletters

Recent Proceeds of Crime Developments

R v Balaj [2020] EWCA Crim 1111 – Assessment of Benefit In Balaj the Court of Appeal considered the assessment of benefit where criminal proceeds came from an illegally rented property, and offered a stark warning about the need to consider confiscation proceedings at the point of charge. Crown Court confiscation proceedings Mr Bajaj was […]

14th Feb 2020Newsletters

Significant Judgment on Legal Advice Privilege Delivered by Court of Appeal in Civil Aviation Authority v R (on the application of Ltd) [2020] EWCA Civ 35

In Civil Aviation Authority v R (on the application of Ltd) [2020] EWCA Civ 35, the Court of Appeal examined the scope of legal advice privilege “LAP”. The judgment, published on 28 January 2020, provides important clarification on the application of LAP and is essential reading for companies relying on the advice of in-house […]

17th Apr 2019Newsletters

Faltec Europe Ltd v Health and Safety Executive [2019] EWCA Crim 520

Faltec is a car part manufacturer, employing around 550 people, and located in a well-populated urban area. On 3 April 2017 Faltec was sentenced in respect of three offences under ss.2, ss.3 and 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to a total fine of £1.6 million. A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak gave […]

4th Dec 2018Newsletters

PML: Beware Agreements to Settle an Appeal

The Court of Appeal recently considered the importance of decisions underlying a penalty issued to a taxpayer by the Revenue in R (oao PML Accounting Limited) -v- The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs [2018] EWCA Civ 2231. PML Accounting Ltd (“PML”), is a managed service company provider offering financial services to small companies, including […]

13th Apr 2018Newsletters

Overarching Principles: Domestic Abuse

Applicability and Scope The new domestic abuse guideline was published on 22 February 2018 and applies to offenders aged 16 and older who are sentenced on or after 24 May 2018, regardless of the date of the offence. The overarching principles on youth sentencing will continue to apply in conjunction with the domestic abuse guidelines […]