Training & Knowledge: Leon Kazakos

4th Dec 2018Newsletters

DOTAS: Houdini’s Escape?

Houdini was a masterful illusionist famed for his escapology. The recent judgment given by the Upper Tribunal in The First De Sales Limited and Ors -v- The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs [2018] UKUT 396 (TCC) confirmed that the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Scheme (“DOTAS”) that was struck out by the FTT on application […]

17th Oct 2018Newsletters

Transparency and Overseas Ownership of UK Property The Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

The drive to enhance and improve transparency in the beneficial ownership of corporate entities generally began in earnest in March 2016 with the publication of a discussion paper to explore whether the Government should legislate to create a beneficial ownership register of overseas companies that own UK property or participate in government procurement. The result […]

6th Jul 2018Articles

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) handed down its Judgment in the latest round of litigation between the SFC and employees of China Pacific Securities Limited and their relatives. The allegations arise out of an SFC inspection in 2012 which found very substantial […]

14th Jun 2018Newsletters

The Duty to Report Foreign Misconduct Findings

In February the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the case of Lee v General Medical Council [2018] EWCA Civ 99. Susan Lee was a registered medical practitioner in Singapore and the United Kingdom. Proceedings were brought against her in Singapore for charging excessive fees. In July 2012 she was found guilty of […]

13th Apr 2018Newsletters

Sentencing Guideline: Offensive Weapons and Bladed Articles

On 1 March 2018 the Sentencing Council published a new definitive guideline for sentencing in cases involving offensive weapons and/or bladed articles. The guidelines apply to all offenders who are sentenced on or after 1 June 2018 regardless of the date of the offence. The new guideline follows a consultation exercise begun in October 2016. […]