Fraud and Crime News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Fraud and Crime Analysis
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
Legal aid changes could have a serious impact on junior barristers
Fraud and Crime Opinion
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
SMEs may need help getting to grips with the Bribery Act, but they ignore it at their peril
Fraud and Crime Briefings
Ontario proposes increasing ‘distracted driving’ fines — and adding demerit points download subscription
Ontario’s government has introduced a bill that would result in harsher penalties for distracted driving.
Marshalling — a remedy for the 21st century? subscription