Training & Knowledge: Business Crime & Financial Services

30th Nov 2021Blog

Greenwashing – a Minute to Midnight?

On 1st November, inside Glasgow’s SEC Centre hosting COP26, PM Boris Johnson highlighted the urgent need to embrace a green industrial revolution to tackle climate change and meet a target of net carbon neutrality by 2050: “It’s one minute to midnight and we need to act now…it will be too late for our children to […]

18th Oct 2021Blog

The Pandora Papers – Leaks, Loopholes and Lethargy

Worldwide Disclosure The release of the Pandora Papers (“The Papers”) at the beginning of this month has provided an opportunity for a comprehensive look to be taken at the underworld of the offshore industry and for government action to be taken to fight this. The Papers are the result of a large-scale investigative project by […]

29th Mar 2021Blog

Fraud during the pandemic: might the government amend its Online Safety Bill?

The Covid pandemic has proven exceptionally lucrative for fraudsters. Statistics measuring the scale of financial loss vary because they capture different forms of loss. Whatever the precise figures may be, according to the Office for National Statistics, 4.4 million people in the UK said they had been the victim of fraud in 2020, losing £2.3 […]

28th Mar 2017Newsletters

The End of the ‘Directing Mind’ – Corporate Liability for Economic Crime

On 13 January 2017, the UK Ministry of Justice issued a Call for Evidence on the reform of Corporate Liability for Economic Crime. The Call for Evidence seeks evidence on the extent to which the identification doctrine is a deficient tool for the effective enforcement of the criminal law against modern companies and what form […]

20th Sep 2021Articles

Summonses & Settlements: A Road Map Through the Thicket

Guidance from the High Court on the duty of candour in applying for a criminal summons; abuse of process, and whether a party can contract out of its right to bring a private prosecution In June of this year, the High Court (Mr Justice Garnham, with whom Lord Justice Popplewell agreed) handed down its judgment […]