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Regional bar: Commerce raiders

10-Feb-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

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

Law Society

Tottering Law Society sends tremors industry-wide

11-Nov-2013 | By Jonathan Ames

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

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Training: Criminal injustice

9-Sep-2013 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Legal aid changes could have a serious impact on junior barristers

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The moral maze

24-Jun-2013 | By Jonathan Ames

Leading lawyers outline the challenges faced in managing and controlling risk in the wake of globalisation and ever more intrusive regulation

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Online piracy enforcement in the UK – what a carry-on

29-Apr-2013 | By Jonathan Ames

Copyright lawyers want legislation reformed and simplified to create a level playing field for movie distribution channels

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Cash back

05 October 2009

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

Rod Fletcher

Pleading time

15 June 2009

A move towards a more American approach in fraud pleas throws up new issues, say Rod Fletcher and Shula de Jersey

The wrong righters

31-Jan-2005

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

It’s bad to share

29-Nov-2004

The British Phonographic Industry is coming down hard on filesharers. Geoff Taylor and Simon Baggs report on the culling of the music thieves

Speak up or go down

1-Nov-2004

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

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Understanding Forex manipulation download subscription

Collyer Bristow 18-Aug-2014

Stephen Critchley and Robert Andrews describe what the alleged manipulation is; who may have suffered from it; and the ongoing investigations into it.

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Cliff Richard turns to BCL Burton Copeland and Michael Simkins after police raid

19-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Media boutique Michael Simkins and City-based BCL Burton Copeland have been brought in to represent Sir Cliff Richard following a police raid on the star’s home last Thursday (14 August). 

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Coulson's lawyer Rickards exits DLA Piper for Kingsley Napley

15-Jul-2014 | By Matt Byrne

DLA Piper white-collar corporate crime partner Jo Rickards, who represented former News of the World (NotW) editor Andy Coulson in the recent phone-hacking trial, is leaving the firm to join Kingsley Napley.

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Gibraltar lawyers jailed over £40m client money scam

9-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Three brothers who ran one of Gibraltar’s largest law firms were jailed last week for fraud, four years after their firm, Marrache & Co, was put into liquidation.

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Magna Carta - what is there left to celebrate?

17-Jun-2014

With 12 months to go before the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, Jonathan Black makes the case for justice.

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India anti-corruption agency: a genuine deterrent?

3-Jan-2014

India’s new anti-corruption bill could be an effective deterrent in a country where bribery is currently rife

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Come clean on the road to Rio

4-Nov-2013

Self-reporting is the key to navigating the anti-bribery legislation being implemented in Brazil

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