Fraud and Crime News
The newly-formed Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is looking to hire a director of criminal enforcement as part of three new director roles aimed at beefing up its ability to crack down on cartels.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has enlisted Three Raymond Buildings’ Simon Farrell QC and Rachel Scott for its court case against French train giant Alstom, which it accused of paying around $8m (£5m) in bribes to officials over a six-year period.
The Court of Appeal has quashed a judicial review of the new rating system for criminal barristers introduced by the Legal Services Board (LSB), bringing an end to the contentious fight against the scheme.
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).
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.
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.
Fraud and Crime Briefings
Financial Regulatory Developments — ESAs publish joint work programme; ESMA speaks on PRIIPs and MiFID 2; and more download subscription
Dentons has released the 17 October 2014 issue of its Financial Regulatory Developments (FReD) publication.
Abuse of the elderly and vulnerable adults: more than 100,000 abused in care download subscription
The Safeguarding Adults Return showed that around 104,000 elderly or vulnerable people suffered abusive treatment in care homes or their own homes last year.
Data Issues Roundup — ICO issues new code of practice; ‘revenge porn’ to become offence; and more download subscription
Addleshaw Goddard has released the 16 October 2014 issue of its Data Issues Roundup, which provides a weekly round-up of data issues.
Fraud and Crime Analysis
Gibraltar’s Marrache case has been staggeringly expensive and bitterly disruptive, embroiling government and financial authorities in the scandal. Will the jurisdiction emerge stronger as a result?
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
Fraud and Crime Opinion
With 12 months to go before the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, Jonathan Black makes the case for justice.
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