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‘De-risking’ and financial exclusion

European Union, United Kingdom - September 16 2021 We discussed N v RBS and the large fine levied against Deutsche Bank as a result of operating accounts on behalf of Jeffrey Epstein. As we explained…

Upheavals in extradition law

European Union, United Kingdom - September 16 2021 We begin by looking at how the UK's withdrawal from the EU has affected extradition and go on to look at a separate (but related) significant change…

Vue Cinema Chain fined following death of cinema-goer

United Kingdom - August 12 2021 Ateeq Rafiq, a 24 year old husband and father, suffered catastrophic brain injuries when his head and neck were trapped under an electronic footrest…

The CMA’s Annual Report and digital markets - a time of change

European Union, United Kingdom - August 3 2021 This last year has undoubtedly been a busy and challenging one for the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). It has seen additional activity…

Charities and internal investigations

United Kingdom - July 23 2021 Charities are not immune to financial crime, fraud or other wrong-doing, and as we discussed in the last Guidance for Charities newsletter there are…

Record fine of £90 million for Southern Water

United Kingdom - July 23 2021 On 9 July 2021 Southern Water Services Ltd (SWS) was fined £90 million, to be paid out of company operating profits, in what was the largest fine…

Environmental Law Quarterly Update - Q2 2021

OECD, United Kingdom - July 22 2021 On 1 April 2021 the Environment Agency reported it had successfully prosecuted two directors for operating a regulated facility without a permit. The…

R v Wood Treatment Limited - corporate manslaughter and the challenge of proving causation

United Kingdom - July 19 2021 This case concerned the tragic events at Bosley Mill (‘the Mill’) where on 17 July 2015 a large explosion resulted in the deaths of four workers. The…

FCA signals streamlining of its own processes and toughening up of the regulatory gateway

United Kingdom - July 15 2021 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), in its annual Business Plan published today, sets out its areas of focus for the year ahead. It is, as ever…

The FCA proposes new listing guidance for cannabis-related businesses - a positive step for investors concerned about the Proceeds of Crime Act

United Kingdom - July 15 2021 In September 2020 the FCA published a statement regarding the listing of cannabis-related businesses (CRBs) in the UK. Since then several CRBs have…