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Legal Articles and Expert Perspectives - Page 26 of 45

Feb
2015

Check Out 4 min read
February 3, 2015
Initial reports of a £250M hole in Tesco’s finances have now been revised to £263M. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is now investigating the company’s activities and evidence of fraud is high on its shopping list. What does this mean for senior staff, the auditors and the accountants? Read more

Feb
2015

Blameless Shame? 5 min read
February 3, 2015
The forex scandal has seen huge fines imposed on some of the biggest banks. But, asks Aziz Rahman, are individuals likely to be held accountable? And, if so, what should they do? Read more

Jan
2015

Pro-Active Defending in Confiscation Proceedings 7 min read
January 21, 2015
Taking the profit out of crime, or just taking the Mickey? Pro-active defending in confiscation proceedings. Introduction
It’s impossible to do justice to the topic of confiscation in a short article such as this.  We’re not going to even attempt to explain the law on, for example, tainted gifts, criminal lifestyle, hidden assets and so on.  Instead we’re going to try to rise above the black letter of the law, so far as is possible, and look at strategy, tactics and the real mechanics of confiscation litigation in practice. Read more

Dec
2014

Every Little Helps 4 min read
December 18, 2014
From being the UK’s favourite grocer, Tesco has slipped from grace amid claims of a £250M black hole in its finances. Is this a classic case of salesmanship, perfectly legal but aggressive accounting or straightforward fraud? Maybe only the accountants can provide the real answers. Read more

Dec
2014

Eastern Customs 4 min read
December 18, 2014
For the first time, Chinese authorities have teamed up with European counterparts to prevent fraud. The joint operation, coordinated by the European  Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) may be a taste of things to come. Aziz Rahman believes the increasingly international nature of prosecutions means that defence teams often have to take a similar global approach. Read more

Dec
2014

Libor And Liability 5 min read
December 18, 2014
The Libor scandal is now expected to result in more people being charged in the coming months. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is looking for more funding for its investigation into what happened. Here, Aziz Rahman, points out why the long-running scandal touches on so many business crime legal issues. Read more

Dec
2014

Source Of The Problem 5 min read
December 18, 2014
An official report into outsourced public contracts has been damning about the lack of fraud prevention in the way they are devised and operated. Which is a multi-million pound reminder of the need for a proper anti-fraud approach. Read more

Dec
2014

The Risk Of Failure 5 min read
December 18, 2014
Official talk of a new offence of failing to prevent fraud, money laundering and other business crimes may emphasise the need for compliance. But Aziz Rahman wonders if it may not prove too difficult to implement. Read more

Dec
2014

Murder By More Than One 7 min read
December 15, 2014
This is an especially difficult area of law. We cannot hope to cover each and every permutation that arises in the vast array of possibilities in this area. However, we do here try to explain the law in cases of murder by joint enterprise, or conspiracy to murder. Read more

Nov
2014

Insider Trading 5 min read
By Azizur Rahman November 27, 2014
Greed is Good“Someone remind me I once said, ‘Greed is good’.  Now it seems it’s legal.”  Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) in ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’. There has long been a perception that the Gordon Gekko types have been getting away with it for years.  The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), replaced the old Financial Services Authority (FSA) and appear to be getting tougher on prosecuting these sorts of cases. Read more

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