Gibralter

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.

milan italy

DLA Piper Italy partner caught up in corruption probe

25-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A partner in DLA Piper’s Milan office is facing trial on corruption charges related to Milan’s hosting of next year’s ‘Expo 2015’ world fair.

Old Bailey

Hacking trial: Kingsley Napley client Brooks acquitted, DLA client Coulson guilty

24-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Former News of the World (NotW) editor, DLA Piper client Andy Coulson has been found guilty of phone hacking charges while Rebekah Brooks, who was represented by Kingsley Napley partner Angus McBride, has been acquitted.

Leeds United

Former Islamic bank GC arrested in Dubai over Leeds United sale allegations

22-May-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The former general counsel of Islamic bank Gulf Finance House (GFH) Capital David Haigh has been arrested in Dubai, reportedly in relation to alleged financial irregularities surrounding GFH’s ownership and sale of Leeds United Football Club. 

corut

FCA succeeds in reversing stay in Operation Cotton trial

21-May-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has won its appeal against the stay in the high-cost fraud trial known as Operation Cotton, with the Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling that proceedings should resume.

Royal Courts of Justice

Tchenguiz ordered to pay £2.5m security for costs in SFO battle

23-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The High Court has ordered the investment vehicle R20 owned by Robert Tchenguiz to surrender £2.5m by way of security for costs after the company’s sudden decision to chop its claim against the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) by £1.2m.

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Walker Morris 9-Jul-2014

Walker Morris looks at the immigration changes and what employers need to know.

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Nabarro 7-Jul-2014

The government has recently announced that it will remove the £5,000 upper limit on fines imposed in the magistrates’ courts.

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Scarcely a day goes by without there being a report of someone being cyber bullied. Incidences are not limited to celebrities but can, and do, affect anyone and everyone.

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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

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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.

Neil Blundell

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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