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AI and Algorithmic Decision-Making in the Public Sector and Criminal Justice System

European Union, United Kingdom - February 13 2020 In recent years there has been lively discussion about artificial intelligence revolutionising the way we work and live our lives. In its policy paper…

The (quiet) extension of the AML regime: an overview

European Union, United Kingdom - February 7 2020 Just as the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 are starting to bed in - along comes the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment)…

Subject of Unexplained Wealth Order now hit with Account Freezing Order

United Kingdom - January 15 2020 The NCA announced on Monday 13 January that it has obtained an Account Freezing Order (AFO) over funds in excess of £1m related to businessman…

A change of direction in director disqualification for breaches of competition law?

United Kingdom - December 11 2019 The recent practice of regulators - and the potential for future developments - means that company directors need to be increasingly aware of the…

Torture charges dismissed against Agnes Reeves Taylor

United Kingdom - December 10 2019 It was reported on 6 December 2019 that the torture charges against Agnes Reeves Taylor, the ex-wife of former Liberian President, Charles Taylor…

Review of the reforms to pre-charge bail - is the law the problem?

United Kingdom - December 6 2019 On 5 November 2019, the Home Office announced that it will consider updating the reforms made in 2017 that limited the length of pre-charge bail to…

The Fourth AML Directive - The current roadmap and possible changes to the AML landscape two years on

United Kingdom - November 7 2019 The Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4MLD) is now two years old. Last year, on its first anniversary, commentators and professionals lined up…

Fast-track electronic evidence gathering from overseas - One step closer

United Kingdom, USA - October 14 2019 On 3 October 2019 the Home Secretary announced that the UK and US had signed an historic agreement that will enable UK law enforcement agencies to…

The Corporate Offence of Failure to Prevent the Facilitation of Tax Evasion: Two years on

United Kingdom - October 11 2019 Do you remember the fallout from the Panama Papers? Do you remember HMRC’s response pledging to prosecute 100 wealthy individuals and corporates per…

Fresher's Week - A parent's perspective on an essential discussion about rape and navigating consent

United Kingdom - September 24 2019 As my children headed off to university last week, I gave them each several boxes of condoms, unwilling to leave to chance the possibility that beer…