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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

Legal aid

Training: Criminal injustice

9-Sep-2013 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Legal aid changes could have a serious impact on junior barristers


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


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


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


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


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

Deadlines coming for multinationals’ retirement plans and US taxpayers with foreign financial interests download subscription

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In 2010, the US enacted a sweeping change in enforcement of its tax laws on foreign financial interests, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.

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Bonelli partners agree three-year 'loyalty' lock-in

8-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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.


Row between barristers and solicitors erupts over legal aid cuts deal

31-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

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.

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Crime barristers call off strike after MoJ legal aid concessions

27-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

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.

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India anti-corruption agency: a genuine deterrent?


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


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SMEs may need help getting to grips with the Bribery Act, but they ignore it at their peril

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