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27 March 2020 Chancellor announces levy on companies subject to anti-money laundering regulations

The Chancellor’s latest Budget Report outlined that the Government will introduce a £100 million Economic Crime Levy, otherwise known as the AML Levy no earlier than April 2022 to fund action to tackle money laundering and ensure delivery of reforms in the Government’s Economic Crime Plan.

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5 November 2018 Money laundering – a new focus?

It is important to recognise that organisations and individuals do not have to intend to launder money or even to act dishonestly in order to commit money laundering offences.

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6 September 2018 Disclosure of material created during internal investigations

The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down one of the most awaited court judgments in recent times, Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2006.

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16 April 2018 NHS Counter Fraud Authority secures first conviction

The NHSCFA has amply demonstrated it has both the appetite and the teeth to fight fraud, and in securing a first conviction as the 'Counter Fraud Authority'.

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24 January 2018 Finally, Section 57 finds its teeth - tainted claim dismissed for dishonesty, despite ‘honest’ elements

It is pleasing finally to see Parliament’s intentions in relation to s57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 being implemented by the Judiciary in relation to fraudulent claims.

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3 July 2017 Fundamental dishonesty – surveillance instrumental in securing dismissal under s.57 CJCA

In Peter Stanton v Henry Hunter Recorder Hatfield QC found that the claimant, who had knowingly provided false instructions to medical experts and had been shown in surveillance evidence to have returned to work with no limitation of movement in his left shoulder as alleged, had been fundamentally dishonest.

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5 April 2016 Leaked 'Panama Papers' reveal vast array of offshore companies and trusts

Approximately 11 million documents have been leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which specialises in commercial and trusts law…

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