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.


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.

Barristers strike

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.

allen & overy

A&O facing SRA probe over Dahdaleh bribery trial

27-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Two Allen & Overy (A&O) partners are facing an SRA investigation over what their barrister called an “extraordinarily ill advised” meeting during a high-profile bribery trial against businessman Victor Dahdaleh.


Serious Fraud struggles - the SFO in hot water again over Dahdaleh

26-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

You are the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), looking into allegations that a Canadian-British businessman funnelled billions of dollars in bribes to a Bahraini aluminium company to secure contracts. Who do you turn to to help with your investigation? 

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Fraud and Crime Analysis

legal aid

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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Fraud and Crime Opinion

Neil Blundell

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


Come clean on the road to Rio


Self-reporting is the key to navigating the anti-bribery legislation being implemented in Brazil


Don’t mess with the Bribery Act


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

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