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Extradition (Provisional) Arrest Bill: a sticking plaster?

24.01.2020 | Following on from a reference in the Queen’s Speech last year – the Government has introduced the Extradition (Provisional) Arrest Bill. This Bill amends Part 2 of the Extradition Act...


Subject of Unexplained Wealth Order now hit with Account Freezing Order

15.01.2020 | The NCA announced on Monday 13 January that it has obtained an Account Freezing Order (AFO) over funds in excess of £1m related to businessman Mansoor Mahmood Hussain...


A change of direction in director disqualification for breaches of competition law?

11.12.2019 | The recent practice of regulators – and the potential for future developments – means that company directors need to be increasingly aware of the risks associated with competition...


Torture charges dismissed against Agnes Reeves Taylor

10.12.2019 | It was reported on 6 December 2019 that the torture charges against Agnes Reeves Taylor, the ex-wife of former Liberian President, Charles Taylor, have been dismissed. Agnes Taylor...


Review of the reforms to pre-charge bail – is the law the problem?

06.12.2019 | On 5 November 2019, the Home Office announced that it will consider updating the reforms made in 2017 that limited the length of pre-charge bail to 28 days...


Changes proposed by the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill

07.11.2019 | Extradition lawyers have, for the past three and a half years, been baffled by their very own Brexit conundrum. How is it that the Conservatives, historically the party...


The Fourth AML Directive - The current roadmap and possible changes to the AML landscape two years on

07.11.2019 | The Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4MLD) is now two years old. Last year, on its first anniversary, commentators and professionals lined up to criticise its implementation and list...


Fast-track electronic evidence gathering from overseas – One step closer

13.10.2019 | On 3 October 2019 the Home Secretary announced that the UK and US had signed an historic agreement that will enable UK law enforcement agencies to demand direct...


The Corporate Offence of Failure to Prevent the Facilitation of Tax Evasion: Two years on

10.10.2019 | Do you remember the fallout from the Panama Papers? Do you remember HMRC’s response pledging to prosecute 100 wealthy individuals and corporates per year by 2020?  Do you...


Fresher's Week - A parent's perspective on an essential discussion about rape and navigating consent

23.09.2019 | As my children headed off to university last week, I gave them each several boxes of condoms, unwilling to leave to chance the possibility that beer would be...


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