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6KBW | United Kingdom | 17 Jul 2019

Suspicious Activity Reports: The Law Commission Report

Money laundering is estimated to cost every UK household £255 each year. Enacted in 2003, Part 7 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (‘POCA’)


6KBW | United Kingdom | 8 Jul 2019

Deferred Prosecution Agreements and the Tesco outcome

In April 2017, Tesco Stores Limited entered a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the Serious Fraud Office in respect of one offence of False


6KBW | United Kingdom, China, European Union, etc. | 3 Jul 2019

Hong Kong: a lesson in extradition relations

One of the leading global news stories in recent weeks has been the protests in Hong Kong over the proposed extradition bill, which would allow for


6KBW | United Kingdom | 7 Jun 2019

Summer Reading 2019

This week’s blog contains a few suggestions for summer reading. Sun, sea and law: what more could you want for a perfect holiday? Robert Harris, An


6KBW | United Kingdom | 5 Jun 2019

To be, or not to be, a judicial authority? That is the question

The European arrest warrant scheme was heralded as the great simplifier; extradition between States was to be abolished and replaced by a streamlined


6KBW | United Kingdom | 27 May 2019

Abuse of process in the Magistrates’ Court: When to make your move

What is the jurisdiction of a magistrates’ court to consider applications for a stay of a prosecution on the grounds of abuse of process? The simple


6KBW | United Kingdom | 14 May 2019

Age and responsibility: an unresolved question

In its May 2019 report, ‘Torture in the UK: update report’ the Equality and Human Rights Commission (‘EHRC’) has raised again whether the Criminal


6KBW | United Kingdom | 2 Apr 2019

Death, driving and drugs: anomalies in sentencing

A handful of recent cases have thrown into sharp relief the shortcomings of the Definitive Guideline Causing Death by Driving, that was issued by the


6KBW | United Kingdom | 28 Mar 2019

The House of Lords’ Report on the Bribery Act 2010: A Glimpse Into the Future of Economic Crime?

On 14 March 2019, the Select Committee on the Bribery Act 2010 published its Report in which it makes a number of conclusions and recommendations.


6KBW | United Kingdom | 13 Mar 2019

Court of Appeal considers approach to entrapment defence

In Syed 2018 EWCA Crim 2809 the Court of Appeal restated the approach that ought to be taken when a defendant applies to stay proceedings as an

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