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The Westminster city council scandal: how does the Bribery Act 2010 apply to gifts and hospitality in practice?

United Kingdom - October 12 2018 Robert Davis, the deputy leader of Westminster city council and, until last year, the chair of its planning committee, resigned on Wednesday this week…

Spent Convictions: The Foibles of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act within the Context of Internet Permanence

European Union, United Kingdom - October 10 2018 The shockwaves of a criminal conviction can be felt far beyond the conclusion of any sentence; the stigma of criminality often frustrates social…

Extraterritoriality in KBR v SFO: common sense or rewriting the statute?

United Kingdom - September 13 2018 Last week the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) lost a much-publicised appeal concerning legal privilege. Within days the SFO won a less newsworthy but no…

The end of the Dubai debt sentence?

United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom - August 30 2018 The fallout from the 2008 financial crisis is still being felt by many who left the UAE in a hurry. Since then, the UAE has become an extradition…

Holding companies criminally liable for human rights abuses

United Kingdom - July 17 2018 The idea of holding companies criminally liable for human rights abuses committed overseas has gained traction over the past decade. In 2011, the UN…

The curious case of cannabis seeds and the criminal law

United Kingdom - July 2 2018 Cannabis has hit the headlines again. In the US, Senator Chuck Schumer has just introduced legislation to decriminalise cannabis at the federal level…

The Criminal Finances Act 2017; why UWOs and tax evasion are not what really matter

United Kingdom - May 25 2018 The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA) is probably the most significant statute in relation to criminal fraud since the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002…

The ABC of internal investigations from the XYZ deferred prosecution agreement

United Kingdom - May 16 2018 On David Green QC’s last day in the job as Director, the Administrative Court handed down a decision heavily criticising the Serious Fraud Office’s…

The effect of Brexit on the fight against crime

United Kingdom - May 15 2018 The four freedoms of the EU - the free movement of goods, services, capital and labour - enshrined in the 1957 Treaty of Rome and reinforced by the…

Unexplained Wealth Orders Explained

United Kingdom - April 9 2018 Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) represent a significant shift in the UK’s attitude to forfeiture and raise important questions about when the state…