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Switzerland's banks are to strengthen anti-money laundering measures

Switzerland's banks are to strengthen anti-money laundering measures following a government-commissioned report that said the country was still vulnerable to financial crime. Rules will come into force next year to make it harder for criminals to hide their money in companies with obscure ownership ...
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A loophole allowing carbon-credit tax fraud that causes losses of several billion euros has not been fully closed, the European Court of Auditors has said.

The EU's Emissions Trading Scheme market, put in place to reduce carbon emissions, “remains at risk to VAT fraud”, the...
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A third of UK SME’s (small and medium-size enterprises) have not heard of the Bribery Act, a UK government study has found

In total, only 66% of SME’s had "either heard of the Bribery Act 2010 or were aware of its corporate liability for failu...
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The City of London is the money-laundering centre of the world’s drug trade, according to an international crime expert.

UK banks and financial services are ignoring customer checks designed to curb criminals’ abilities to launder the procee...
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A Virgin Atlantic pilot jailed for 14 years for masterminding a £30m mortgage fraud has been ordered to repay just £1

Mark Entwistle, 48, recruited solicitors and accountants to approve scores of his bogus loan applications and used the mon...
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2 Council staff plead guilty to receiving bribes

Two Edinburgh City Council staff have pleaded guilty to receiving tens of thousands of pounds in bribes from a building...
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Hackney Council begin fraud investigation

Hackney Council has begun a fraud investigation into alleged corrupt practices at one of its housing organisations. The ...
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Man jailed for three years for a £350,000 VAT fraud

A man who claimed to be running a multi-million pound business from his one-bedroom flat has been ...


Owners of Ceasers Palace in money laundering discussions with authorities

Caesars Entertainment Corporation is in talks with the Financial Crimes Network of the US Departme...


64 to Stand Trial As Part Of Siemens Contracts Allegations

Greek authorities have reported that 64 people have been indicted to stand trial in connection wit...


Raids On The Costa del Sol As Part Of An Investigation Into Timeshare Fraud

A total of 60 people – including 56 from Britain – have been arrested in raids on the Costa de...


Two Arrested In £21M VAT and money laundering operation

Two staff members have been arrested in St Peter Port, Guernsey, in connection with an investigati...


Charity Chiefs Being Refused Bank Accounts

More and more charity chiefs are reporting that they are being refused accounts and financial serv...