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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

FCA v Macris: restrictive meaning of "identifies" under s393 FSMA 2000

Supreme Court overturns the findings of the Court of Appeal and the Upper Tribunal and adopts a restrictive meaning of the word "identifies" in s393 FSMA 2000 in FCA v Macris.
03 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

Competition regulations: UK implements EU Damages Directive

The Regulations, which implement the EU Damages Directive, seek to improve the private enforcement of competition law cases in the UK. We summarise the key changes.
26 April 2017

Adjudication enforcement: administration is no escape route

In South Coast Construction Ltd v Iverson Road Ltd, the Technology and Construction Court found that an administration moratorium should not prevent enforcement.  
06 April 2017

Brexit: IP in the UK and EU, post Article 50

We consider the potential implications for IP strategy in the UK and EU following the UK government's notification of invoking Article 50.  
05 April 2017

Supreme Court restates SAAMCO principle in landmark judgment

In a unanimous landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has restated the SAAMCO principle and, in doing so, overruled much of the last 20 years' judicial interpretation of a notoriously difficult case.
04 April 2017

Contract rectification is the last resort

Contracting parties can help themselves and avoid expensive rectification proceedings by getting the contract right at the outset.
30 March 2017

Ilott v Mitson: Supreme Court overturns decision in daughter's Inheritance Act claim

The Court of Appeal's decision to increase the inheritance awarded to an estranged adult daughter has been overturned. We look at the Ilott v Mitson decision and assess its impact for testators. 
20 March 2017

Notification under Public Liability Insurance Policies: advice for policyholders

The court clarifies what "as soon as possible" means in the context of a notification. It is important that policyholders are aware of the notification provisions in their policies.
06 February 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
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