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Privilege in investigations: a new hope?

The case of Bilta v RBS provides some assistance to businesses seeking to assert privilege over documentation created during the course of their internal investigations.
08 March 2018

Unexplained Wealth Orders: what you need to know

Unexplained Wealth Orders are now in force, requiring individual suspects of serious crime to explain the source of their wealth.
30 January 2018

Casinos and money laundering: five things you need to know

Casinos have historically been at risk of exploitation by those seeking to launder criminal property. We look at five things you need to know about the problem, rules and changes to sector guidance.
31 August 2017

Failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion: five things you need to know

On 30 September the Criminal Finances Act 2017 introduces two strict liability corporate criminal offences for failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. Here are five things you should know.
31 July 2017

Corporate offences of failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion: what you should know

We look at the corporate offences which are expected to come into force in September with the Criminal Finances Act 2017.
12 May 2017

The new normal: SFO enters into £129 million Deferred Prosecution Agreement with Tesco

In entering its fourth deferred prosecution agreement, the Serious Fraud Office has imposed a fine of £129 million on Tesco for artificially inflating its profits and misleading investors.
05 May 2017

The new financial sanctions regime: key changes for businesses

Part 8 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 is now in force, bringing substantial changes to the UK's financial sanctions enforcement regime. We review the changes and what they mean for businesses.
27 April 2017

SFO fines Rolls-Royce £497m for bribery offences: what does it mean for the rest of us?

The largest fine in UK criminal enforcement history and the use of a deferred prosecution agreement signals the latest move towards a US style criminal enforcement model.
30 January 2017

Criminal liability for destroying evidence

Following the conviction of Sweett Group plc's former managing director for destroying evidence, we consider key steps for preserving relevant data when subject to investigation.
26 January 2017

Corporate liability for economic crime: government consultation launched

Ministry of Justice opens consultation on corporate liability for economic crime, including fraud, money laundering and false accounting.
18 January 2017

The Bribery Act 2010: guidance on corporate gifts and hospitality at Christmas

Dispute Resolution Festive Forecast: today, we provide a guide to corporate gifts and hospitality this Christmas in light of the Bribery Act 2010.
01 December 2016

The Criminal Finances Bill and HMRC guidance on prevention procedures

We examine the various provisions set out in the Criminal Finances Bill and the draft guidance provided by HMRC.
29 November 2016
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