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INCREASED INSOLVENCY POWERS

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When, at the start of this year, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy transferred its Criminal Enforcement Team (CET) to the Insolvency Service, it had serious implications. These implications need to be considered by everyone on business, as failure to do so could prove costl...
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AUTOMATION AND MONEY LAUNDERING

Money laundering in an automated world throws up new challenges that have to be met. Failure to meet them will bring tradi...
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MANAGING THE PROBLEM OF BRIBERY IN HIGH-RISK COUNTRIES

Oil field services company Halliburton is to pay nearly $30 million to resolve allegations of bribery in Angola. Former Ha...
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MAKING SURE YOU DO ENOUGH TO PREVENT MONEY LAUNDERING

The legislation relating to money laundering has become tighter over the years as the authorities seem increasingly determ...
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FRC INVESTIGATIONS

Accountancy regulator the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced that it is investigating PwC’s auditing of BT,...
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THE SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE: WAYS TO DEAL WITH IT

The fact that a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation found no evidence of criminality in how the Bank of England opera...
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EMISSIONS TESTING AND FRAUD

Porsche has joined the list of car manufacturers being investigated over diesel emissions fraud. Prosecutors in Germany ar...
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SEARCH AND SEIZURE: DEFENCE TACTICS

Newcastle United has gone on the attack against HM Revenue and Customs over search and seizure. HM R...


THE HUGE COSTS OF BRIBERY

We may not always know the extent of bribery or who is involved in it. But we can safely assume it i...


CROSS-BORDER INVESTIGATIONS

What has become known as the “Car Wash’’ is a saga of $5 billion in illegal payments to compan...


CORRUPTION: HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF

It was recently reported that FIFA was investigating the terms of the deal that saw Paul Pogba move ...


THE FOURTH EU ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING DIRECTIVE: WHAT IT MEANS FOR BUSINESS

It seems to have been a long time coming but it has finally come into effect. And it imposes many ob...


OBTAINING A DPA

The Rolls-Royce and Tesco deferred prosecution agreements (DPA’s) made the headlines earlier this ...