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CORRUPTION: HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF

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It was recently reported that FIFA was investigating the terms of the deal that saw Paul Pogba move from Juventus to Manchester United for £89M; making him the world’s most costly player. At the same time, the former head of Guatemalan football has admitted his part in a bribery scandal that has ...
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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 obligations on many in b...
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OBTAINING A DPA

The Rolls-Royce and Tesco deferred prosecution agreements (DPA’s) made the headlines earlier this year. And both compani...
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THE DANGERS OF CARTELS

At first glance, the worlds of modelling and furniture making would appear to have little in common. Yet they are linked b...
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THE SFO AND SECTION TWO INTERVIEWS: WHY ROBUST DEFENCE IS NEEDED

Last year, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) issued guidance for interviews conducted under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice...
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CHALLENGING FCA ACCUSATIONS

For years, the process of enforcement operated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was criticised for being too tilte...
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THE POLICING AND CRIME ACT 2017

The Policing and Crime Act 2017, which came into effect in April, introduces a tougher range of penalties for those who br...
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TESCO: A QUESTION OF CORPORATE CRIMINAL LIABILITY?

By agreeing to pay the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) £129m in fines for misreporting profits in 2014, ...


WHAT THE CRIMINAL FINANCES BILL MEANS FOR ASSET SEIZURE AND FORFEITURE

The authorities have often found it difficult to seize and forfeit assets that they suspect to be th...


THE LAUNDROMAT SAGA: THE FCA AND MONEY LAUNDERING RISKS

The news that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has contacted up to 17 banks in relation to a Ru...


NEW MONEY LAUNDERING THREATS FOR 2017

With the rise of digital money laundering, the risk of a business getting caught up in such operatio...


PAYMENT REGULATIONS AND COMPLIANCE

Regulations have been laid before parliament to extend criminal law to help improve smaller business...


MONEY LAUNDERING OBLIGATIONS AND PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS

A new watchdog to oversee the UK’s Anti Money Laundering (AML) regulations is to be created, placi...