Fraud and Crime News
Public, police and medical negligence set Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has reported growth in fee income of 27.5 per cent for the 2014/15 financial year ending 31 March on the back of a management overhaul.
A “devastating blow” for access to justice: Court of Appeal rejects Law Society challenge over legal aid contracts
The Court of Appeal has rejected a challenge by the Law Society to Government plans that will cut criminal legal aid contracts for duty solicitors.
The Court of Appeal (CoA) has granted permission for the Law Society to challenge a recent High Court decision over Government reforms to the criminal legal aid regime.
The Law Society is taking its fight over Government cuts to criminal legal aid to the Court of Appeal after the High Court threw out a judicial review into criminal legal aid contracts.
Bindmans and Kingsley Napley are advising the Law Society and the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA) on their application for judicial review of the new tender process for criminal legal aid contracts, which is in court today (15 January).
A Hamburg-based Bird & Bird lawyer, and a former partner from the same office, have been drawn into a corruption trial involving one of their clients.
Fraud and Crime Briefings
Data Issues Roundup – 28 May 2015: ICO issues a penalty sum; Belgian Data Protection Agency warns Facebook; and more download subscription
Also: ICO publishes review on data sharing; and Italian Data Protection Authority extends the scope of online profiling by ‘valuable’ guidelines.
FIFA corruption: the pursuit of integrity in sport download subscription
Jack Warner and his buddies were not the only sporting figures being accused of corruption this week.
Simplification of information exchange between law enforcement authorities in the member states download subscription
The Legislative Decree No. 54 of 23 April 2015 (effective from 24 May 2015) is designed to simplify the exchange of information and intelligence between law enforcement authorities in the EU member states.
Fraud and Crime Analysis
A study published recently by PwC looking at the global state of information security shows that many organisations lack both clear leadership and strategies for tackling the security threats they face.
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?
Fraud and Crime Opinion
Hounslow trader Navinder Singh Sarao faces almost certain extradition to the US for price manipulation
With 12 months to go before the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, Jonathan Black makes the case for justice.