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E-Book Archive

Edition: July - August 2014


  • A Fair Cop?
    Taxpayers who are being investigated by HMRC for suspected tax fraud now have one less option under the Code of Practice 9 (COP9) procedure.
  • A Bad Exchange?
    The foreign exchange market is the latest major institution to be suspected of fraud.
  • Costly
    The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has agreed to a £3m settlement with the business tycoon Vincent Tchenguiz and apologised over the way it raided his properties.
  • Drug Problem
    Britain's biggest pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is now under formal investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
  • Frozen Out
    The National Crime Agency (NCA) is being sued for £220m by a tycoon who claims that his assets were illegally frozen.
  • Global Warning
    A Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into a global property fund could serve as a warning to others about the potential risks of investment fraud and the best way to mount a defence against such accusations.

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Edition: May 2014


  • Before The Bench
    The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) continues to bring charges over the alleged rigging of Libor, the benchmark rate at which banks would borrow from each other.
  • Pension Tension
    A much-trumpeted investigation into pensions announced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) created a few problems of its own.
  • The Pain In Spain
    Spain’s reputation for corruption has seen some of its royalty and senior political fi gures come under scrutiny.
  • Coming Home To Roost
    People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms.
  • Microsoft Touch
    A recent court case highlighted how mis-selling of goods and services is carried out on a high tech level.

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Edition: March - April 2014


  • Blameless Steel
    Allegations of money laundering and steel trading have brought the legal spotlight onto scrap metal dealers. We consider the challenges that such cases pose to a defence team.
  • Boiling Point
    A police operation spanning four countries and two continents has led to more than a hundred arrests for boiler room fraud. What does the operation say about modern police methods of tackling fraud?
  • The Only Way Is Ethics
    Rolls-Royce is making a major effort to prevent future allegations of corruption. Could the company be the most high-profile compliance failure?
  • Failed And Bailed
    The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been left red faced after seeking an emergency financial bail-out to repay the taxman over wrongly reclaimed VAT. What does this mean for its future? And for UK companies?
  • Not Under The Radar
    Covert surveillance always seems to be the subject of attention. We look at aspects of Rahman Ravelli’s just-published guide to people’s rights when it comes to surveillance.
  • Good Value
    We outline why valuers and surveyors have to be seen to be completely scrupulous in all their dealings.

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