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The money laundering regulations 2007: civil and criminal sanctions for non-compliance with customer due diligence


An overview of the Regulations, including the criminal and civil powers designed to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. Introduction The Money Laundering Regulations 2007 (“the Regulations”) impose duties upon…

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Collective Investment schemes, regulatory enforcement and the criminal law


If it looks like a Collective Investment Scheme and smells like a Collective Investment Scheme, what is it? Overview Many criminal practitioners will be quietly confident they could spot a…

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Regulatory Appeals – An Alternative Forum


The Court of Appeal[1] in Michalak v General Medical Council[2] has endorsed an alternative route of appeal to the Employment Tribunal (ET) for claims of discrimination, victimisation or harassment by…

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Data Protection: The Criminal Offences


The Panama scandal has been brought about by an anonymous source allegedly hacking the data centre of a law firm in Panama. The so-called “Panama Papers” were obtained from an…

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Aggravated vehicle taking causing death – Supreme Court judgement


R v Taylor [2016] UKSC 5 Andrew McGee has succeeded in a significant appeal to the Supreme Court on the true construction of the offence of aggravated vehicle taking causing…

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The first word in Enforcement Notices


Sarah Jane Hague (One of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Health & Safety) v Rotary Yorkshire Limited [2015] EWCA Civ 696. Introduction Last June the Court of Appeal handed down judgment…

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Risk not want not


On the 13th October the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of C T Aviation in the case of R (on the application of Health and Safety Executive) v C…

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DPA’s and Legal Advice Privilege – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?


Jamas Hodivala looks at the issue of legal advice privilege following the UK’s first DPA in SFO v Standard Bank plc. A Wolf found great difficulty in getting at the…

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Novation & Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015


Imagine a scenario whereby at the start of a building project, an architect is engaged by the employer (who, for the purposes of the CDM Regulations 2015, is the Client)…

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A repeat fatality results in a high fine for an animal processing company


A repeat fatality results in a high fine for an animal processing company. John Pointon and Sons of Cheddleton, Staffordshire an animal processing company have been ordered to pay £660,000…

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