Fraud and Crime News
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.
The Gibraltar Court of Appeal (CoA) has handed down a judgment throwing out the Marrache’s brothers’ appeals against conviction and sentencing for fraud, ruling that judge Mr Justice Grigson acted correctly throughout the lengthy and “unique” case.
HMRC has doubled down on accountancy and law firms, issuing 1,502 disclosure notices in the last year for information on clients that are subject to criminal tax investigations.
Kennedys will continue to sponsor the Kop stand at Sheffield United Football Club (SUFC) despite the controversy surrounding convicted rapist Chedwyn Evans’ return to training, a spokesperson for the firm has confirmed.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been retained by Tesco in the wake of the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) announcement that it had opened an investigation into accounting practices at the supermarket giant.
Fraud and Crime Briefings
December 2014 saw the first three convictions in the Sustainable Growth Group case, involving the fraudulent selling and promotion of investment products based on green biofuel.
Lorand Shipping Ltd v Davof Trading (Africa) BV (Ocean Glory) is a rare example of a successful challenge to an arbitration award on the ground of serious irregularity under Section 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996.
Faith-based organisations update — Spring 2015 download subscription
Bates Wells Braithwaite has released the Spring 2015 edition of its legal update for faith-based organisations.
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?
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