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BITTER PILL

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AstraZeneca has become the latest global drug maker to face financial penalties as part of a probe into companies that paid bribes to boost sales. In paying $5.5M to settle the allegations, it has shown both the damage bribery can cause to a company and the authorities’ determination to punish suc...
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NO AVOIDING IT

Under new Treasury rules that have been published for consultation, a fine of up to 100% of the tax that was avoided could...
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FAIR TRADE?

Wrongful trading is where a company director knows, or should have realised, that the firm was going into liquidation but ...
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COLLAPSE

The recent allegations surrounding the demise of BHS are a classic example: Philip Green’s financial tactics, Dominic Ch...
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Putting right the wrongs and minimising the damage when your company is accused of business crime.

It must decide what legal support, if any, to offer to those who are accused of the wrongdoing. But most importantly, the ...
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INSECURE

The SFO has been granted extra money by the government to assess whether ENRC used bribery to secure mining contracts abro...
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OFFSHORE THING

Tax evasion hit the headlines with a vengeance in Spring with the Mossack Fonseca scandal. But those in business and finan...
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THE PREFERRED OPTION

The SFO has revealed some details of its second DPA. While the announcement does not give us all the...


RETRIAL

The Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) decision to seek a retrial of two bankers for Libor manipulation ...


REAL BENEFITS

It was perhaps inevitable that the Mossack Fonseca Panama Papers scandal would prompt change. What m...


ABSENT

The Serious Fraud Office’s new guidance regarding interviews conducted under Section 2 of the Crim...


SEARCHING

When dozens of French police raided Google's Paris headquarters it showed that anyone can be raided ...


IN-HOUSE FRAUD

Recent figures indicate that instances of fraud during mortgage and property transactions rose by 50...