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Everybody, freeze! Account freezing orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act

United Kingdom - April 18 2019 In this article Macfarlanes and Outer Temple Chambers explore a new power introduced by the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA) that has recently been…

Neill Blundell

(Anti)-money laundering? The FCA has brought 0 AML prosecutions in 2020

United Kingdom - September 14 2020 A new Freedom of Information Act request served on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has revealed that so far in 2020 the FCA has discontinued…

Neill Blundell

Who knew? Company directors may soon be jointly liable for furlough fraud

United Kingdom - June 9 2020 Last week, HMRC announced plans to penalise company directors who intentionally breach the rules of the UK Government’s furlough scheme as part of new…

Neill Blundell

And they're off! HMRC launches its first investigations under the new "failure to prevent" offence

United Kingdom - March 14 2019 HMRC has launched its first criminal investigations using new powers brought in by the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA), which became effective on 27…

Neill Blundell

Fraud versus finality - how to set aside judgments obtained by fraud: Takhar v Gracefield Developments Ltd and Others

United Kingdom - November 12 2020 The legal test to decide whether a Court’s judgment should be set aside where it was obtained as a result of fraud has been confirmed and applied in…

Sheila Dines