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No expansion of the failure to prevent offence... for now

United Kingdom - January 14 2021 FCA-regulated companies have been given a reprieve, as an amendment to the Financial Services Bill 2019-21 (FSB), which would have introduced a…

Neill Blundell.

Green shoots: recent developments in the legal cannabis industry

United Kingdom - January 11 2021 Investing legally in the cannabis industry has troubled many UK investors and investment managers over the last couple of years. This is due to the…

Neill Blundell.

Cleaning the laundry: HMRC issues record fines for anti-money laundering failures

United Kingdom - January 7 2021 It has been revealed that last year HMRC imposed a record fine of £23,828,092 on a money services business for anti-money laundering failures. This…

Neill Blundell.

The Unexplained Wealth Order reigns Supreme: the Supreme Court upholds the first ever UWO

United Kingdom - December 21 2020 The UK Supreme Court has dismissed the final appeal made against the first ever Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) obtained by the National Crime Agency…

Neill Blundell.

Anti-money laundering teams take note: the UK publishes its national risk assessment for money laundering

United Kingdom - December 18 2020 The UK Government has published its third National Risk Assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing (NRA). This should be of great…

Neill Blundell.