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Swift condemnation of Labour’s jury proposal is unwarranted - Jonathan Grimes writes for The Law Society Gazette

United Kingdom - February 2 2021 There has been an immediate and almost universal rejection of Labour’s proposal that juries might be temporarily reduced from 12 to seven as a…

Drones - the ultimate or problematic Christmas gift?

United Kingdom, USA - January 21 2021 Drones are growing in their popularity and taking the crown as the cool, high-tech Christmas gift and why wouldn’t you want one? They are great fun…

Corporate criminal liability reform - the pressure is on the Law Commission as MPs express their frustration at delay

United Kingdom - January 15 2021 The spectre of a failure to prevent Economic Crime offences for corporates once again received attention during a debate in parliament on 13 January…

HMRC fails to deliver on pledge to increase criminal prosecutions by end of 2020, FOI request reveals

European Union, United Kingdom - December 21 2020 HMRC has dramatically failed to deliver on the pledge in its 2015 - 2020 Business Plan to increase the number of criminal prosecutions of wealthy…

You are what you package your food in - Food Standards Agency consults on changes to food contact materials offences

United Kingdom - December 17 2020 On 4 November 2020, the Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) launched a consultation seeking views on proposed changes to the offences for non-compliance…

Care home ordered to pay £167,670 for health and safety breaches

United Kingdom - December 3 2020 Sentinel Health Care Limited has pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to provide safe care and treatment, resulting in avoidable harm, to…

Pension Fraud: first confiscation order secured by The Pension Regulator

United Kingdom - December 1 2020 Over £30 million is reported to have been lost to pension scammers since 2017 according to complaints made to Action Fraud. The FCA and other…

The new Sentencing Code - what is it?

United Kingdom - December 1 2020 The new Sentencing Act 2020 (“the Act”), which encompasses the ‘Sentencing Code’ (“the Code”), is in force from today (1 December 2020). The Act…

Rise in Cum-Ex investigations across Europe: Cum-Ex trades explained

European Union - November 30 2020 In recent years, Cum-Ex trading has gained notoriety following large scale regulatory, civil and criminal investigations spanning several European…

Another Civil Recovery Settlement: SFO v Julio Faerman

Brazil, United Kingdom - November 26 2020 On 12 November the SFO announced that it had secured an agreement from Julio Faerman to pay a total of £1,198,424.78, following a civil recovery…