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Outcome 22: is the use of this Outcome a ‘postcode lottery’ for children in the UK criminal justice system?

United Kingdom - June 10 2022 In November 2020, we published a blog discussing the extent to which police forces in the UK were utilising the then relatively new diversionary tool…

International prisoner transfer: serving a sentence back in the UK

United Kingdom - March 2 2022 The news is never short of horror stories involving travellers who find themselves detained in a foreign country. This is sadly a reality for…

A new Economic Crime Bill and the accelerated introduction of a Register of Overseas Entities

United Kingdom - February 28 2022 A new bill will be put forward to parliament tomorrow with the aim of increasing transparency of ownership of property in the UK. The introduction of…

Extradition post-Brexit: the Irish questions answered

European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom - February 8 2022 On 16 November the CJEU delivered its judgment following the publication of the Advocate General’s opinion on the UK-Ireland extradition questions…

Review of recent corporate manslaughter cases: Deco-Pak, Bosley Mill, Aster Healthcare

United Kingdom - February 2 2022 In January 2022 a garden supplies firm, Deco-Pak was found guilty of corporate manslaughter following a fatal accident at the Deco-Pak premises in…

What is the Medical Cannabis (Access) Bill?

United Kingdom - January 28 2022 The Medical Cannabis (Access) Bill (the ‘Bill’) aims to enable patients in England to access cannabis-based medicinal products (‘CBMPs’), such as…

FCA as gatekeeper of UK crypto AML regime: two years in

United Kingdom - January 13 2022 A considerable number of crypto firms were already trading prior to the introduction of the new regime under the Money Laundering Regulations (MLRs)…

Environmental Law Quarterly Update - Q4 2021

Global, United Kingdom - December 23 2021 In October 2021 the Financial Action Task Force (FAFT) updated their ‘International Standards on Combating Money Laundering and The Financing of…

Gambling Sector: Compliance and Enforcement Report reveals concerns over weak AML controls

United Kingdom - December 16 2021 In launching the report CEO Andrew Rhodes confirmed that he was: “impressed by the amount of enforcement work carried out” - the amount recovered in…

Extradition post-Brexit: the Irish questions

European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom - November 15 2021 On 9 November 2021 Advocate General Kokott handed down her opinion in respect of Case C-479/21 concerning Mr Sn and Mr Sd following a reference from…