Clifford Chance advises as court hands down £265m NatWest fine

NatWest has been ordered to pay nearly £4.3m in costs incurred by the Financial Conduct Authority since 2017, after pleading guilty to breaching money laundering rules. According to the decision, the FCA is said to have generated £1,770,131 in internal costs and £2,527,335 in external ones between 2017/18 and 2021/22. The British bank, represented by […]

Financier Worldwide roundtable: Corporate fraud

Financier Worldwide regularly bring together leading experts from around the world to discuss issues at the centre of their audiences’ interest. Shoosmiths were invited to contribute to the November 2021 roundtable which covers the significant, ongoing challenge many companies face: corporate fraud.

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McDermott bulks up in white-collar with Paul Hastings hire

McDermott Will & Emery has snagged a disputes partner from Paul Hastings, in its latest London hire this year. Simon Airey joins McDermott’s dispute resolution practice after just over three years at Paul Hastings. He joined the US firm in 2017 from DLA Piper. Airey is a corporate crime and investigations partner, who was brought […]

Barrister of the week: QEB Hollis Whiteman’s William Boyce QC

Having regularly been instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), QEB Hollis Whiteman’s William Boyce QC (Call 1967; Silk 2001) was again instructed after Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska unsuccessfully attempted to privately prosecute his former business partner Vladimir Chernukhin. Deripaska was challenging the decision of the CPS to discontinue the investigation into Chernukhin, claiming that […]

Lawyer launches stop-and-search app to monitor police interactions

A criminal law firm has launched a “game-changing” stop and search app, that lets users record and store interactions with the police and automatically uploads it onto a remote server. The Legal Lifelines app lets users record footage of their interactions with police when stopped and searched at the press of a button. The videos […]

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SFO to launch internal review after judge criticises chief

Despite two successful convictions in the Unaoil bribery case, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) will now conduct an internal review after its head Lisa Osofsky was criticised by the judge over dealings with an intermediary. In a ruling made public on Monday, Judge Martin Beddoe rebuked Osofsky for making herself vulnerable to flattery during the […]

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Seven barristers leave Hull’s Wilberforce Chambers for new venture

A seven-strong team of barristers have left Wilberforce Barristers Chambers in Hull to set up a new family and criminal set in the city. Crown Chambers was launched this month, with Wilberforce’s Naomi Madderson heading up the set. She is joined by six other barristers in the Hull-headquartered family law chambers. Madderson is joined at […]