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Labour Government 2024: Key areas of potential reform of the criminal justice system

10.07.2024 | With Labour campaigning successfully under the banner of ‘Change’, and dedicating one of its five manifesto mission statements to “halving serious violent crime and raising confidence in the...


Where next for sentencing policy?

09.07.2024 | Lord Carter of Haslemere writes about Labour’s proposed review of sentencing and why this may be one possible solution to our prisons overcrowding problem. 


The growth imperative: Will the Labour government prioritise the fight against fraud for UK Plc and the business community?

08.07.2024 | As the new Labour government champions an agenda for growth, will the fight against fraud be a priority?


Market abuse letters - an increasingly used tool

25.06.2024 | Maintaining the integrity and cleanliness of the financial markets remains a key FCA priority and, indeed, is a statutory legal obligation on the regulator. Against that, however, is...


Tackling the regulation of sexually explicit deepfakes

24.06.2024 | Artificial intelligence, and its use on social media, is making it continuously harder to distinguish between real and fake information online. Although fact checking is often required when...


FCA's Anti-Greenwashing Rule Takes Effect: What It Means for Compliance and ESG Accountability

13.06.2024 | The FCA’s long awaited anti-greenwashing rule came into force on 31 May 2024. This rule is part of the wider Sustainability Disclosure Requirements regime and reflects the FCA’s...


I am the victim of sextortion - what should I do?

09.06.2024 | Sextortion is a form of blackmail where victims receive threats that intimate images of them will be shared or distributed unless they meet the blackmailer’s demands to pay...


Reframing justice: the SFO's new strategic vision 2024-2029

27.05.2024 | The SFO's five-year strategy under Nick Ephgrave's leadership prioritises technological integration and global collaboration to combat serious crime


Disclosure under the microscope

07.05.2024 | Mr Jonathan Fisher KC’s ongoing Independent Review of Disclosure & Fraud Offences recently published its “Preliminary Findings & Direction of Travel” report for part one of the review,...


FCA’s plan to “name and shame” firms should be urgently reconsidered

06.05.2024 | The FCA’s recent consultation (CP24/2) on changes to its enforcement process has provoked what appears to be unanimous opposition from government and industry bodies. Of particular concern is...


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