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16th Jun 2021Blog

Cryptocurrency – As the CPS prepares for a surge in fraud, the FCA begins to regulate

Cryptocurrency fraud Cryptocurrency is nothing new; Bitcoin was first created back in 2009. However the unprecedented rise in its value over the past year has led to increasing numbers of people investing in cryptocurrencies or other ‘crypto-assets’ which in turn has driven a surge in scams. Some are simply Ponzi schemes where investors are persuaded […]

24th May 2021Blog

Are work related Covid 19 deaths going unreported?

Under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (‘RIDDOR’) employers are required to report a work-related Covid case to the Health and Safety Executive. However, since April 2020, whilst the Office for National Statistics identified 15,263 people of working age who have died from Covid – it is understood from forthcoming analysis […]

4th May 2021Blog

Sanctions for supporter disorder loom over the big six in the wake of the doomed European Super League project.

The events at Old Trafford suggest that an immediate consequence of the (so-called) ‘big six’ clubs’ dalliance with the ESL is significant supporter disorder. The clubs will need to actively mitigate that risk if they want to avoid sanctions. Last Sunday, disgruntled Manchester United supporters successfully sabotaged one of the biggest fixtures in world football. […]

28th Apr 2021Blog

The Court of Appeal restates a robust approach to secondary parties in homicide cases.

Two recent Court of Appeal cases demonstrate the robust approach taken by the Court to secondary parties in homicide cases involving group violence between young men in public using weapons. In the context of such offences, the Court has emphatically restated the limited circumstances in which the principle of ‘Overwhelming Supervening Act’ might assist a […]