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Serious Injury by Careless Driving: How Competent Are You?

19.10.2020 | Tougher sentences and the introduction of a new offence of causing serious injury by careless driving are the reforms proposed for Road Traffic Offences in the recently published...


Fitness and propriety investigations: practical considerations

12.10.2020 | How should regulated firms respond when issues come to light which call into question the fitness and propriety of a member of staff? In the second part of...


Three years on and still no prosecutions for HMRC’s Corporate Criminal Offence

11.10.2020 | HMRC’s 2015 – 2020 business plan pledged to increase the number of criminal investigations and prosecutions into serious and complex tax crime, focusing particularly on wealthy individuals and...


Directors disqualified following history of health and safety and waste law breaches

08.10.2020 | Brother and sister Mark and Rachel Penfold were directors of a waste management company. In February 2016 an employee of the business suffered a serious injury when his...


The NCA finally obtains the benefit of Unexplained Wealth Orders

07.10.2020 | The NCA will be pleased as punch with the highly publicised outcome of their investigation into the businessman Mansoor Hussain; using several of the tools at its disposal,...


Environmental permits and confiscation implications

07.10.2020 | In R (The Environment Agency) v Dean Andrew Ryder, Andrew Lawrence Green [2020] EWCA Crim 1110, the Court of Appeal held that it was lawful for a confiscation...


FCA issues new guidance on fitness and propriety assessments in the financial services sector

06.10.2020 | The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) has recently provided information to their regulated firms as to good and bad practice relating to, amongst other things, the carrying out of...


Companies in hot water: environmental performance deteriorates further

05.10.2020 | The Environment Agency’s (“EA”) 2 October 2020 annual report provides sober reading for the nine water and waste service companies operating in England. After the 2019 report’s finding that...


Student misconduct allegations and the right to a fair hearing

05.10.2020 | The temptation to approach the adjudication of a student complaint as merely an ‘internal process’, is one of the most common errors made by some higher education institutions....


Tackling Illicit Finance: SFO uses Listed Asset Order for first time

29.09.2020 | The SFO has followed in the footsteps of the NCA and HMRC by using, for the first time, a listed asset order (‘LAO’) to recover £500,000 worth of...


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