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Defending Unexplained Wealth Orders

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The National Crime Agency announced on 28th February that it had secured UWO’s on two properties valued at £22M, whose ultimate owner was a "politically exposed person". The FT reported that the PEP was a politician from central Asia. The properties are also subject to interim freezing orders, ...
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HOW EXECUTIVES CAN PROTECT THEMSELVES IF A COMPANY COLLAPSES

The fall-out from the collapse of Carillion is set to claim many victims. It is also set to shine a light on many aspects ...
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VAT AND DUBAI

VAT, it seems, has arrived in Dubai. And that has implications for business. As of January 1 this year, VAT is now imposed...
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END OF AN ERA FOR THE SFO

When David Green stands down as Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in April, after six years, it will bring to an ...
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What Are Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO)?

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into effect in September last year. But one key aspect of it, unexplained wealth order...
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COLLUSION AND COMPETITION LAW

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned four asset management companies that they may have broken competition law...
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HONESTY IN FRAUD CASES

Dishonesty has been re-defined. This is a major development: both for those of us in the legal profession and for those w...
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The Rise of The Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA)

The Geneva-based private banking unit of HSBC has agreed to pay 300 million euros under the terms of...


WHAT ACCOUNTANTS MUST DO TO AVOID MONEY LAUNDERING ACCUSATIONS

The Treasury is concerned about accountants being used by money launderers. In its second national r...


2017: A YEAR IN BUSINESS CRIME

Another year over. And are we any the wiser when it comes to business crime? In a way, we are. We h...


THE PARADISE PAPERS - DEFENDING TAX EVASION ALLEGATIONS

The Paradise Papers has put the issue of tax avoidance firmly back in the headlines. The documents, ...


AIRBUS AND THE RISKS OF BRIBERY ACROSS BORDERS

Aerospace giant Airbus is now facing corruption allegations in a fifth country. Airbus, which was al...


INVESTMENT FRAUD AND DISHONESTY

Royal Bank of Scotland has paid $44M to settle a US criminal investigation that accused its traders ...