Training & Knowledge: May 2024

30th May 2024Blog

PSR points deductions – a guide to the lack of guidance

This was the season of the points deduction.  Specifically, the first season of points deductions resulting from clubs breaching the Premier League Profit and Sustainability Rules (‘the PSRs’). Many more such seasons lie ahead. Notably, both Manchester City (infamously) and Leicester City face similar charges in the not-to-distant future. The PSRs provide that a club’s […]

16th May 2024Blog

“A handbag? Sanctions in the luxury goods sector”

Gavin Irwin focuses on Russia and explores the risks of non-compliance with financial and trade sanctions in the sale of luxury goods.   The Birkin If you knew where to look, you could buy an entry-level Hermes ‘Birkin’ handbag in London this afternoon for about £10,000 GBP.  However, even pre-owned Birkins often cost two, three […]

10th May 2024Blog

CPS INSPECTORATE REPORT PUBLISHED INTO THE SFO’S HANDLING OF DISCLOSURE

On 30 April 2024 HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (“HMCPSI”) published a report on its inspection of the handling and management of disclosure in the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”). The inspection, initially planned to take place no earlier than late 2023 or early 2024, was brought forward after the SFO offered no evidence against three […]