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May
2016

Defending Investment Fraud Cases 4 min read
May 3, 2016
When it comes to defending investment fraud cases, you have to go back to basics. After all, the jury will. No matter how complex the allegation or how difficult the subject matter may be to the average juryman or woman, there is really only one issue at the end of the day: those 12 people of the jury have to consider whether the defendant in the dock is honest or dishonest. Read more

Mar
2016

Money Laundering Keeping it clean… 8 min read
March 22, 2016
Part 7 of Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) contains the Act's money laundering offences.  The provisions have kept pro-active criminal lawyers (defence and prosecution) busy for years.  Money laundering  used to be a fairly well understood concept but, it has to be said, that  as prosecutors got more and more used to the statutory framework so the  multitude of scenarios which could lead to a money laundering charge appeared to grow and grow.  Mercifully, the Court of Appeal has, in more recent times, begun to put a brake on some of these advances putting a little more common-sense back into the process of deciding whether a particular situation could amount to money-laundering or not. Read more

Mar
2016

The Year Ahead 3 min read
March 21, 2016
Another year rolls on... and with it the promise of more legal developments. Read more

Mar
2016

Red Alert 4 min read
March 21, 2016
From this year, businesses that have a turnover below £10.2M will no longer have to have their accounts independently signed off by an auditor. Until now, an auditor had to sign off accounts of all businesses with a turnover of £6.5M and above. Read more

Mar
2016

The Past Year 3 min read
March 21, 2016
Another year has passed and brought us some notable legal developments. And perhaps now the dust has settled on 2015, we can look at it in retrospect and see what the truly significant moments were. Read more

Jan
2016

Euribor Warning 4 min read
January 26, 2016
With 10 bankers having been charged over Euribor, it seems as if change is in the air. Read more

Jan
2016

Bribery Act Contravention 3 min read
January 26, 2016
Brand-Rex Limited has made an unwanted piece of legal history. Read more

Jan
2016

Whistling Louder 4 min read
January 26, 2016
More and more people are becoming willing to report wrongdoing, according to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). SFO Director David Green used a recent speech in London to say that insiders are now increasingly keen to speak out against wrongdoing. Perhaps more importantly, the SFO head declared that his organisation is now using increasing numbers of whistle blowers in its investigations. Read more

Jan
2016

Agents of Risk 3 min read
January 26, 2016
Estate agents are traditionally thought of as being quite steady, conservative types. Whether you have a high or low opinion of them, we tend to think of those in estate agencies as risk averse. And yet the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has admitted that its members are doing little to tackle money laundering. Read more

Jan
2016

Accounting and Fraud 4 min read
January 26, 2016
After lengthy deliberation, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has dropped fraud charges against Japanese camera maker Olympus and its UK subsidiary Gyrus Group. The charges related to an accounting scandal that came to light four years ago. Since then, the SFO has been looking closely at what happened with a view to securing convictions. Now, however, the SFO has given up on the prosecution. In explaining why, the SFO said that the case involved employees of the two firms making misleading comments to auditors. The SFO said that the Court of Appeal had ruled in a 2014 case that English law does not criminalise the misleading of auditors by the company that is the subject of the audit; effectively removing the grounds for a prosecution against Olympus and Gyrus. The SFO also stated that it was also struggling to bring prosecutions against individuals because Japan does not extradite its nationals. Read more

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