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Legislation came into effect on 12 March 2015 providing for all maximum fines in the Magistrates’ Court of £5,000 or more to become unlimited in England and Wales.
Judicial review: recent reforms download
Certain judicial review reforms reforms – that attracted fierce debate in Parliament and within the legal profession – have now received the Royal Assent. They will be significant to many and a concern to some.
Pyranha Mouldings Ltd becomes the 10th UK company to be convicted of corporate manslaughter download
Pyranha Mouldings Ltd has become the 10th company to be convicted in the UK under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.
The Government has announced that its new Food Crime Unit (the Unit) will be operational by the end of the year.
In Greenwich LBC v Tuitt Mrs Tuitt was a secure tenant of the local authority.
Southend-On-Sea Borough Council v Armour is a tenancy repossession case in which the tenant invoked a successful article 8 defence.
Walker Morris looks at the immigration changes and what employers need to know.
On 10 March 2014, some rehabilitation periods for convictions were reduced.
The Sentencing Council has published its definitive guideline for the sentencing of environmental offences.
In a recent decision, the European Commission confirmed that investors can be found liable where they exercise ‘decisive influence’ over a company and its decisions.
The Joint Money Laundering Steering Group: AML final guidance for consumer credit providers download
The JMSLG’s board has approved the final guidance for consumer credit firms relating to their compliance with anti-money laundering obligations.
Marshalling is an equitable remedy for achieving fairness between two or more secured creditors of the same debtor.
Andrew Northage considers another case in which the FCA took enforcement action against inadequate anti-bribery procedures — even where no bribery had occurred.
This article will focus on the proposed reforms to judicial review and cost-capping orders, which will affect planning and environmental matters.
The politics of sexual harassment download
The Lord Rennard ‘saga’ continues to play out in the news.
A new customs regulation has come into effect that strengthens the powers of customs officials to detain suspected counterfeit and pirated goods at EU borders.
LIBOR claims set to continue download
The High Court in Graiseley Properties Ltd v Barclays Bank plc had permitted the borrower to amend their particulars of claim following LIBOR-fixing allegations, but in Deutsche the court refused.
In Szepietowski v National Crime Agency, the Supreme Court set out a clear test for when the remedy of marshalling should be available to a second mortgagee.
The judgment in this case gives a thorough and helpful review of the authorities and issues in play when a solicitor seeks to rely on a section 61 TA defence to a claim for breach of trust.
Wide sentencing powers can have a significant impact on a defendant’s finances.