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AML: HMRC flexes enforcement muscle to the tune of £7.8 million

19.09.2019 | In September 2019, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) published its list of businesses that have not complied with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (MLR 2017) for the tax...


Cross-border criminal justice post-Brexit – Operation Yellowhammer

12.09.2019 | Tucked in between the “reasonable worst-case” scenarios for food, trade and fuel is a stark one liner: “Law enforcement and information sharing between U.K. and EU will be disrupted”....


'Flipping defendants' – a new emphasis or a recycled aim?

12.09.2019 | In the fight against global economic crime, the authorities have repeatedly advocated their desire to seek the assistance of those who have participated in, or have information concerning,...


Challenging the prosecution of weak cases and the lack of anonymity for those accused of sexual offences

10.09.2019 | The recent acquittal of our client, Oritsé Williams, once again puts a spotlight on the prosecution of rape and serious sexual offences, and the particular complexities faced by...


SFO guidance on co-operation: more carrot than stick?

29.08.2019 | The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) was established to investigate and prosecute cases involving serious or complex fraud, a mission that inevitably leads it to the corporate sector. In...


Regulatory proceedings: no longer least said, soonest mended

06.08.2019 | The Divisional Court (the Court), consisting of Lord Justice Hickinbottom and Mr Justice Butcher, considered the poignant topic of whether a fitness to practise panel can draw adverse...


Proceeds of Crime: new Asset Recovery Action Plan seeks to leave “no safe space” for dirty money

04.08.2019 | On 12 July, the Home Office published its new Asset Recovery Action Plan (“the Plan”) to complement the National Economic Crime Plan 2019 to 2022. In it, the...


AML failure: Gambling Commission takes action

01.08.2019 | The Gambling Commission announced on 31 July that it had taken action against Ladbrokes Coral Group for anti-money laundering failings in breach of its licence conditions to comply...


Common ‘good character’ issues when applying to naturalise as a British citizen

29.07.2019 | The good character requirement in nationality applications has recently been put in the spotlight with Parliament’s Human Rights Committee expressing its 'deep concern' for children who are being...


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