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London Climate Action Week: International criminal law and the environment – considering a law of ‘ecocide’

02.07.2019 | In April 2019, Polly Higgins, a British barrister, passed away after devoting ten years of her life to a campaign for a new law of ‘ecocide’ – a...


Criminalising children – at what age and what cost?

20.06.2019 | As the Scottish Parliament raises the age of criminal responsibility to 12, the law in England & Wales becomes even more isolated from the rest of the Western...


Overhaul of SARS regime to be welcomed

20.06.2019 | The Law Commission has this week made an important intervention in the world of anti-money laundering with its report on the Suspicious Activity Report (SARs) regime, including an...


The rights of third parties in confiscation matters: an inhospitable landscape

06.06.2019 | In R v Morrison [2019] EWCA Crim 351, the Court of Appeal held that there was no general power in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) to...


Unexplained Wealth Orders for prime property

03.06.2019 | The National Crime Agency announced last week that it has secured three Unexplained Wealth Orders as part of its investigation into London property linked to “a politically exposed...


Pre trial cross-examination of sexual offence complainants

03.06.2019 | From 3 June 2019 complainants in trials for sex offences at Kingston-upon-Thames, Liverpool and Leeds Crown Courts will be eligible to have their cross-examination pre-recorded. This will be...


Does accessing mobile data of rape victims threaten their right to privacy?

02.06.2019 | Sandra Paul, partner in Kingsley Napley's Criminal Litigation team draws on her own professional experience and explains why these forms are unlikely to pose a threat to the privacy of...


What will happen next in the prosecution of Boris Johnson?

30.05.2019 | Rarely can the saying that a week is a long time in politics have been more true than in the case of Boris Johnson.  The telescoped timetable for...


‘World-leading’ Modern Slavery Act 2015: review confirms more to be done

29.05.2019 | The Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 commenced in July 2018 with a remit to consider specific provisions of the Act: the role of the Independent Anti-Slavery...


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