Training & Knowledge: Laura Stephenson

1st Feb 2021Newsletters

2020: The Year in Review

2020 was a year book ended by key judgments on costs in private prosecutions in which the courts were keen to emphasise the public interest in individuals and companies being able to pursue private prosecutions. At the start of the year, in Fuseon Limited v Senior Courts Costs Office [2019] EWHC 126[1] (Admin), Lane J […]

2nd Nov 2020Newsletters

Recent Proceeds of Crime Developments

R v Bajaj [2020] EWCA Crim 1111 – Assessment of Benefit In Bajaj the Court of Appeal considered the assessment of benefit where criminal proceeds came from an illegally rented property, and offered a stark warning about the need to consider confiscation proceedings at the point of charge. Crown Court confiscation proceedings Mr Bajaj was […]

14th Feb 2020Newsletters

Significant Judgment on Legal Advice Privilege Delivered by Court of Appeal in Civil Aviation Authority v R (on the application of Ltd) [2020] EWCA Civ 35

In Civil Aviation Authority v R (on the application of Ltd) [2020] EWCA Civ 35, the Court of Appeal examined the scope of legal advice privilege “LAP”. The judgment, published on 28 January 2020, provides important clarification on the application of LAP and is essential reading for companies relying on the advice of in-house […]

17th Apr 2019Newsletters

Faltec Europe Ltd v Health and Safety Executive [2019] EWCA Crim 520

Faltec is a car part manufacturer, employing around 550 people, and located in a well-populated urban area. On 3 April 2017 Faltec was sentenced in respect of three offences under ss.2, ss.3 and 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to a total fine of £1.6 million. A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak gave […]

4th Dec 2018Newsletters

PML: Beware Agreements to Settle an Appeal

The Court of Appeal recently considered the importance of decisions underlying a penalty issued to a taxpayer by the Revenue in R (oao PML Accounting Limited) -v- The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs [2018] EWCA Civ 2231. PML Accounting Ltd (“PML”), is a managed service company provider offering financial services to small companies, including […]