BLL

Economic Crime Plan money note
+
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....
||
continue reading
Russell Hopkins
+
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...
||
continue reading
We are hiring
+
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...
||
continue reading
Russell Hopkins
+
Russell Hopkins appointed to the Nuremberg Academy’s roster of experts
BLL’s Russell Hopkins has been appointed to the Nuremberg Academy’s roster of experts. The Nuremberg Academy is located in Nuremberg, Germany, the birthplace of international criminal law and the site of major war crimes trials following World War 2. The...
||
continue reading
We are hiring
+
Barrister law firm requires associate — London
Bright Line Law is seeking a Barrister Associate to join its London office. Salary: Competitive Contract: Permanent Start date: September / October 2019 As one of the United Kingdom’s only Bar Standards Board authorised entities specialising in financial crime, our...
||
continue reading
the weed in the garden of CBD & cannabis investment
+
Proceeds of crime — the weed in the garden of CBD & cannabis investment
Speed read: Cannabis-related investment is on the rise. The market for CBD, a compound extracted from the cannabis plant, in the UK is forecast to be worth £16.5 billion over the next decade. CBD is not a controlled drug in...
||
continue reading
Financial-Times
+
Jonathan Fisher QC on the litigation funding debate
The Financial Times published an article last week, ‘Burford case puts litigation funding in the spotlight’, in which it examined the recently increased popularity of litigation funding. This is a practice whereby companies such as Burford Capital invest in legal...
||
continue reading
Russell Hopkins
+
Russell Hopkins appointed to the list of approved counsel before two international criminal tribunals
BLL’s Russell Hopkins has been appointed to the list of approved counsel before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (UNMICT). Membership of the ICC panel is restricted to lawyers who demonstrate more than 10 years of experience and expertise...
||
continue reading
Looking up at tall buildings london
+
Bringing responsibility home — what next for parent company liability?
Speed read: The Supreme Court’s jurisdictional judgment in Lungowe v Vedanta holds that parent company liability is an unremarkable proposition in theory. Establishing it in practice, however, is a fact-specific exercise. The court rejected the companies’ multi-faceted challenges to the...
||
continue reading
Jonathan Fisher QC featured expert Dispatches
+
Jonathan Fisher QC featured as expert on Dispatches
Channel 4’s latest Dispatches episode ‘£2 Million Passport – Welcome to Britain’ investigated the failings of the UK immigration system’s golden visa, which allows foreign nationals to invest £2m in exchange for British citizenship. Undercover reporters discovered the sparse due...
||
continue reading