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Jamas Hodivala examines the Court of Appeal decision in ENRC v SFO [2018] EWCA Civ 2006, which raised important issues of principle as to the proper scope of legal professional…

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Court of Appeal tacitly condones entrapment by conscientious vigilantes


On 31st July 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down Lord Burnett CJ’s judgment in the case of R v TL [2018] EWCA Crim 1821[1], which was a successful appeal…

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Motor Manslaughter


For many years campaigners have sought an increase in the level of sentencing for causing death by driving offences. Within the sentences available there has been a steady increase in…

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R (on the application of AL) v Serious Fraud Office [2018] EWHC 856 (Admin)


Litigation of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with inter partes disclosure during the currency of ongoing criminal proceedings. Background The background to the case is set out in the Judgment of…

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Internal threats to Cyber Security by Sam Thomas


With newspapers full of stories of computer hacking, and the BBC reporting a Russian campaign of cyber-espionage, one may be fooled into believing that the biggest threat to cyber security…

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Protecting Pension Schemes by Alex Stein


On the 19th March 2018 the Department of Work and Pensions released a new policy paper in relation to the Protection of Defined Benefit Pension Schemes. Although the Government is…

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International Women’s Day 2018 – My Female Inspiration


Jess Ward – My Female Inspiration When I decided on pursuing a career at the Criminal Bar, I was a young girl from a working class family that had no…

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International Women’s Day 2018 – #PressforProgress


On 8th March 2018 International Women’s Day will celebrated around the world. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress. The World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings are that gender parity is…

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Money Laundering and Virtual Cryptocurrencies by Sam Thomas


On 12th October 2017, Bitcoin, a decentralised virtual cryptocurrency, soared above $5,000 to reach a record high. This came only a month after Jamie Dimon, the Chairman and CEO of…

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Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords [2017] UKSC 67, No more Ghosh test – dishonesty is like an elephant


The Supreme Court has declared that the test from R v Ghosh [1982] QB 1053 should no longer be used when directing a jury on dishonesty. In a pithy judgment…

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