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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 19th March 2018


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…

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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- Victoria Shehadeh, Tenant


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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Opinion on the Legality of the Actions of the Turkish State in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in 2016 and the Reliance on Use of the Bylock App as evidence of membership of a terrorist organisation


A summary of an opinion on the legality of the actions of the Turkish State in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in 2016 and the reliance on use…

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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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