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Confiscating from corporates
Speed read: In Crown Prosecution Service v Aquila Advisory Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 588, the Court of Appeal held that the CPS could not confiscate illicit funds from a company without having brought charges against it. The Crown had included...
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Dishonesty after Ivey – a material change or subtle shift?
Jonathan Fisher QC explores the meaning of the new test for dishonesty in criminal law following the decision in Ivey v Genting Casinos [2017] UKSC 67, considering the similarities and differences between the old and new test. Has the decision...
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Jonathan Fisher QC on tax evasion in Zambia
Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford recently spoke about corruption and tax evasion at the 5th Regional Dialogue on contact negotiation and fiscal leakage in the extractive industry in Zambia, organised by the African Union’s NEPAD and ISLP. Here is...
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Jonathan Fisher QC ranked in Legal 500
The independent law directory, The Legal 500, published its 2019 rankings for barristers last week. We are pleased to announce that Jonathan Fisher QC is ranked in the first band as a leading Queen’s Counsel in the areas of Business...
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MBL Seminars
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Rachel Clark presents webinar for MBL Seminars
Bright Line Law’s Rachel Clark has presented a webinar for MBL Seminars entitled 'Failure to Prevent Tax Evasion – New Guidance Explored'. The webinar details the core components of the corporate offences of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax...
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Bright Line Law in Zambia
Last week Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford participated in the 5th Regional Dialogue of NEPAD in Lusaka, Zambia. The dialogue engaged a range of stakeholders to consider contract negotiations and fiscal policies in the extractive industries, with Jonathan and...
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Rachel Clark
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Rachel Clark published in Economia
Economia has published an opinion piece by Bright Line Law’s Rachel Clark entitled 'Setting boundaries for HMRC powers'. The article discusses how taxpayers (and their advisers) faced with demands to hand over documents and information to HMRC can set clear...
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Economic Crime Plan money note
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The Government’s Economic Crime Plan 2019–22
Speed read: Jonathan Fisher QC examines the Government’s recent Economic Crime Plan and its reliance on the private sector for investigating and enforcing financial crime. The implications of increased information sharing between the private and public sectors require careful consideration....
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Russell Hopkins
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Russell Hopkins presents to the Academy of Experts on the ‘Role of Experts in Financial Crime Cases’
On Wednesday 11 September, BLL's Russell Hopkins presented an update on the use of expert witnesses in financial crime cases to the Academy of Experts. Russell's talk covered lessons from recent cases, the opportunities for expert evidence in civil recovery...
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We are hiring
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Part-time legal researcher required — London
Bright Line Law is seeking a part-time legal researcher to join its London office. Contract: One day a week. Fixed term 12 months Start date: September / October 2019 As one of the United Kingdom’s only Bar Standards Board authorised...
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