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Apr
2015

Signing on 4 min read
April 7, 2015
From this month, ten of Britain’s banks will voluntarily give the National Crime Agency the account and transaction details of those suspected of money laundering. Aziz Rahman considers whether this will actually make prosecutions any easier. Read more

Apr
2015

The Exclusion of Unlawfully Obtained Evidence 6 min read
April 2, 2015
When a breach of the rules leads to evidence being excluded. Those charged with serious offences will have a considerable amount of time to ponder the evidence against them and conclude that some aspect of the evidence has been obtained illegally; e.g. by improper telephone intercept or by use of a participating informant.  At this point it is time to ask the question that the trial Judge will ask, ‘so what?’ Read more

Mar
2015

Money Laundering 8 min read
March 20, 2015
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 amounts to money-laundering or not. Read more

Mar
2015

Paying Attention to Pensions 5 min read
March 9, 2015
In next month’s newsletter, we will examine major pensions issues facing independent financial advisors (IFA’s). Here, Aziz Rahman summarises some of those issues and their legal implications. Read more

Mar
2015

The Law and Libya 4 min read
March 9, 2015
In 2011, we predicted that bribery prosecutions could follow the collapse of the Gaddafi regime in Libya. That prediction has now come true…and is a stark reminder of how bribery anywhere in the world can be identified and acted upon. Read more

Mar
2015

Payback Time? 5 min read
March 9, 2015
The mortgage industry is in a healthy state. But mortgage fraud is still very common. What can those in the industry do to avoid falling victim to what is a widespread problem? Read more

Mar
2015

The Dangers of Being Lured into Tax Avoidance Schemes 5 min read
March 9, 2015
Aziz Rahman examines the legal pitfalls that can accompany attempts to minimise the tax that individuals and companies pay. Read more

Mar
2015

The First of Many? 4 min read
March 9, 2015
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has secured its first convictions under the Bribery Act; four years after the legislation came into effect. Is this a sign of things to come? Read more

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