Fraud and Crime Analysis
If criminal law practitioners, incensed by the Law Society’s pliancy to legal aid cuts, pass a motion of no confidence, they will open the way for more regulatory change
Legal aid changes could have a serious impact on junior barristers
Leading lawyers outline the challenges faced in managing and controlling risk in the wake of globalisation and ever more intrusive regulation
Copyright lawyers want legislation reformed and simplified to create a level playing field for movie distribution channels
Civil recovery actions have been identified as a powerful tool in the fight against financial crime. Nicholas Cox examines their progress to date and whether criticisms of them being used as an alternative to prosecutions hold any water
A move towards a more American approach in fraud pleas throws up new issues, say Rod Fletcher and Shula de Jersey
The Criminal Cases Review Commission is fighting on behalf of wrongly convicted prisoners – but is also fending off criticism for not being proactive enough. Jon Robins investigates
The British Phonographic Industry is coming down hard on filesharers. Geoff Taylor and Simon Baggs report on the culling of the music thieves
Gavin McCartan is the first solicitor to be jailed by the proceeds of crime legislation. It’s easy to see why the profession might be getting paranoid. Jon Robins reports
Since Guernsey made market abuse a criminal offence with a penalty of up to seven years in prison, investors are more protected than ever before. Benjamin Wrench reports
Fraud and Crime Briefings
InVest — November 2013: enforcement and financial crime download subscription
Addleshaw Goddard has released the November 2013 edition of InVest. This section focuses on enforcement and financial crime.
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Fraud and Crime News
Beleaguered Law Society officials are braced for up to 1,000 angry criminal legal aid solicitors to swamp a special meeting in less than a fortnight’s time as the row over Chancery Lane’s leadership peaks.
Norton Rose Fulbright has replaced Allen & Overy (A&O) on a criminal corruption trial after partners from the magic circle firm allegedly intefered with a witness.
A profession-wide vote of no confidence in the leadership of the Law Society would force the organisation’s top bureaucrat to consider his position, the chief executive acknowledged to The Lawyer today in an exclusive interview.
Fraud and Crime Opinion
Self-reporting is the key to navigating the anti-bribery legislation being implemented in Brazil
SMEs may need help getting to grips with the Bribery Act, but they ignore it at their peril
Deferred prosecution arrangement guidance hands responsibility for de-bugging over to the courts