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Custody time limits and why they matter

David Hardstaff and Bethan Cowlam consider the recent increase to custody time limits and the practical implications in the context of significant court backlogs. In a highly unusual move, HHJ Raynor, a Crown Court judge, has lodged a complaint against the resident judge of Woolwich Crown Court, suggesting political interference in the handling of cases involving extended custody time […]

Can My Child be Detained under the Coronavirus Act Without My Knowledge?

The government has sought to give assurances to the Children’s Commissioner about concerns that a child could be detained without notice to their parents. But are they enough? Concerns and clarification Some of the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020[1] have prompted concerns from the Children’s Commissioner’s Office (CCO), which in turn have prompted public alarm […]

The Commerzbank fine: an expert’s view

The final notice recently issued by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority against the London branch of Frankfurt-based Commerzbank AG offers some insights into the anti-money laundering (AML) systems of a major financial institution, the flaws in those systems and the FCA’s approach to dealing with those flaws.

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No money-back guarantee – When severance agreements go wrong

By Louise Hall. Sarah Ash, Victoria Pratt, Daniel Read, Niall MacDonald A case in the US courts involving the former CEO of McDonald’s may appear to have very little to offer in the way of lessons for regulated financial services businesses in the Channel Islands. But the case against Steve Easterbrook currently in the Delaware […]

EU recognition of Cayman Islands tax cooperation and removal from Annex I list

By Lucy Frew, Ingrid Pierce, Tim Buckley, Lucy Frew, Anne Dolan The European Union (“EU”) has announced that the Cayman Islands has been removed from Annex I of the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes (“Annex I”) following a meeting of the EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (“ECOFIN“). The Cayman Islands’ continued […]

Data analysis: How Covid-19 has affected professional services content

By Samuel Page In the last two months, there has been a huge increase in demand for digital content from Professional Services clients. The pressing need for information and advice from professionals has driven the highest traffic, page views and time-spent ever seen across the Passle network. I’m not in the business of saying that […]

New law to scrutinise pre-pack sales in administration

By Andrew Taylor On 8 October 2020, the Government announced new laws for independent scrutiny of pre-pack administration sales where connected parties, such as previous directors, shareholders or associates are involved in the purchase. What is a pre-pack sale? A pre-pack administration sale is a procedure where an insolvent business reaches an agreement to sell […]

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