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A new year note on the SFO: Review of 2020 and outlook for 2021

United Kingdom - January 8 2021 However, the SFO’s failure to prosecute individuals associated with corporates who have agreed DPAs was a trend which continued from 2019. And the…

Helen Harvey, Lorna Emson.

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…

Max Hobbs.

Financial Services and Markets Dispute Resolution Quarterly Update: December 2020

United Kingdom - December 22 2020 Judicial highlights include confirmation of the legal test for setting aside a judgment obtained as a result of fraud, and a reminder of the…

Dan Lavender, Helen Carter, Lorna Emson.

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…

Max Hobbs.

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…

Max Hobbs.