Training & Knowledge: Brendan Kelly KC

12th May 2022Blog

The Economic Crime Act 2022…A Headache For The Kleptocrats?…

Corrupt Elites and Kleptocrats: How far can the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act of 2022 go? Having been on the table since 2016, on 14 March 2022 the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act of 2022 (“the Act”) received Royal Assent only 14 days after it was introduced into the House of Commons in […]

26th Apr 2021Blog

‘Big Tech Beware’

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption and immeasurable change to the lives of most ordinary people around the world. Many have paid a serious financial price in this chaotic period following the first spate of lockdowns around the world in early 2020. However, there have been some major beneficiaries who have profited significantly from […]

26th Oct 2020Blog

UWOs and Serious Crime…Not Merely A Threat

In an agreement reached with the NCA at the beginning of October, Mansoor Hussain, a property-developer from Leeds with no previous convictions, handed over 45 properties and other assets worth a combined value of £9,802,828.[1] The agreement comes after the High Court made Mr Hussain the subject of an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) in a decision […]

14th Feb 2020Newsletters

Why has there been a decline in fraud prosecutions?

(In) Action Fraud   Why has there been a decline in fraud prosecutions? Just last week the Director of the Serious Fraud Office slammed the “antiquated” fraud laws which prevent the SFO from effectively prosecuting fraud allegations. The SFO have repeatedly struggled to achieve success in fraud prosecutions. This coupled with the findings of the […]

8th Mar 2016Newsletters

An update on ‘R v R’

Many who practise in this area  are already familiar with  the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in the case of R v R [2015] EWCA Crim 1941. The case concerns an allegation of substantial fraud and is perhaps more extraordinary for the time it has taken to progress through the Courts. Five years passed between […]