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Green Signal! Proceeds With Caution


In light of the legalisation of drugs in other jurisdictions, Thomas Daniel considers the application of the UK’s money laundering offences in relation to lawful activities performed overseas. Overview The…

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“Business as usual?”


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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