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Mar
2017

POLICE SURVEILLANCE & HUMAN RIGHTS 4 min read
March 28, 2017
Surveillance across the UK has reached such a point that the authorities can now gain access to personal data without any evidence to support their investigation. This is in line with the recent Investigatory Powers Act 2016, which came into power at the end of last year. Read more

Mar
2017

CORPORATE FRAUD AND WHISTLEBLOWING 5 min read
March 24, 2017
Deciding to report fraudulent behaviour in the workplace is not a decision to be taken lightly. The employee who does report it faces possible alienation from fellow colleagues, and may worry about the effect that any involvement may have on their professional career and reputation. Often, many turn a ‘blind eye’ in favour of a quiet life. Read more

Feb
2017

UNAUTHORISED INVESTMENT SCHEMES AND THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 3 min read
By Nicola Sharp, Syedur Rahman February 27, 2017
The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) created new obligations on everyone working in banking, insurance and investments. It is a valuable tool for the authorities that regulate the financial sector and gives the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considerable powers to enforce these obligations. Read more

Feb
2017

CARBON CREDIT FRAUD – AVOIDING THE PITFALLS 3 min read
By Azizur Rahman, Neil Williams February 27, 2017
A good number of years ago, Rahman Ravelli was asked to write about carbon credits for an environmental magazine. It was a piece about how carbon credits were a well-intentioned idea that had become a vehicle for fraud. Unfortunately, the situation remains far from perfect. Read more

Feb
2017

DEFENDING SFO ACCUSATIONS 5 min read
By Azizur Rahman February 27, 2017
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has had its critics. But it remains the major agency for investigating the most serious and complex allegations of fraud and business crime and is the lead agency for investigating and prosecuting serious bribery and corruption cases. It is also the lead agency for dealing with so-called ‘Deferred Prosecution Agreements’. Read more

Feb
2017

TACKLING BUSINESS CRIME IN YOUR WORKPLACE 3 min read
By Azizur Rahman February 27, 2017
The costs of failing to prevent business crime can be numerous. Legal, financial and reputational problems can follow; often all at the same time. This can pose a real threat to the company at the centre of the allegations – no matter how large it is. Just ask Western Union. Read more

Feb
2017

THE ROLLS-ROYCE DPA – LESSONS THAT CAN BE LEARNT 4 min read
By Azizur Rahman February 27, 2017
After almost five years of investigations, Rolls-Royce has agreed to pay £671M to settle the bribery allegations against it. It avoided prosecution by entering a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). The firm even obtained a discount on the penalties included in the DPA. Read more

Feb
2017

THE SFO PROCESS AND HOW YOU CAN DEFEND ACCUSATIONS 5 min read
By Azizur Rahman February 2, 2017
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has had its critics, yet it remains the foremost agency for investigating the most serious and complex allegations of fraud, business crime, bribery and corruption. It is also the lead agency dealing with so-called ‘Deferred Prosecution Agreements’. Read more

Dec
2016

IDENTIFYING AND INVESTIGATING INVESTMENT FRAUD 3 min read
By Neil Williams December 22, 2016
The former chief financial officer of Autonomy has been indicted in the US for allegedly defrauding investors and Hewlett-Packard about his firm’s performance before its sale in 2011. Sushovan Hussain is accused of exaggerating the British software company’s finances and growth prospects prior to its $11 billion purchase by Hewlett Packard. Read more

Dec
2016

BRINGING A PRIVATE PROSECUTION 3 min read
By Azizur Rahman December 22, 2016
Fraud is estimated to cost the UK economy £193 billion a year. And yet this is not reflected in the volume of fraud prosecutions that reach the UK’s criminal courts. Read more

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