Fraud and Crime Analysis
The regions might stand shoulder-to-shoulder with London on criminal justice issues but there is everything to fight for when it comes to commercial work
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
Fraud and Crime Briefings
Market abuse regime download subscription
The current EU market abuse regime is in line for an overhaul. It is anticipated that the implementation of the new proposals may not come into force until 2016.
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Fraud and Crime News
The partners of Italian firm Slaughter and May best friend Bonelli Erede Pappalardo have agreed to a three-year lock-in, as the firm continues its partnership restructuring.
Barristers on the Northern Circuit are leading opposition to a controversial deal between criminal bar leaders and the government cut last week in a bid to settle a dispute over ministers’ plans to slash legal aid rates.
Criminal barristers have dropped plans for further strike action after the government today made temporary concessions in the long running battle over proposed cuts to legal aid rates.
Fraud and Crime Opinion
India’s new anti-corruption bill could be an effective deterrent in a country where bribery is currently rife
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