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Law Commission Report
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Imperfect but here to stay — The SARs regime after the Law Commission Report
Speed read: The Law Commission’s Report on the SARs regime recommends tweaks rather than any substantive change. Two recommendations at least hold some practical potential. The call for statutory guidance presents an opportunity to shed light on the contours of...
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Jonathan Fisher QC
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Jonathan Fisher QC in the media
An article written by Jonathan Fisher QC was cited with approval by the Law Commission in its report on the SARs Regime. The report is an in-depth examination of the regime and broadly concludes that its current formulation encourages too...
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Dubai
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You can run, but you can’t hide: HMRC takes the fight overseas
In R (oao Jimenez) v HMRC [2019] EWCA Civ 51, the Court of Appeal held that HMRC can issue a taxpayer notice to a UK national resident in Dubai. In doing so, it has added to the revenue’s armoury in the battle...
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European Union
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Bright Line Law speak as experts for council of Europe
Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford travelled to Chisinau, Moldova to speak as experts for the Council of Europe. As part of its 'Training for Trainers', Jonathan and Anita spoke extensively on anti-money laundering laws. Over the two-day event they...
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Anita Clifford Bright Line Law
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Anita Clifford quoted in Moneylaundering.com
Anita Clifford has been quoted in a story for moneylaundering.com titled "UK Investigators Eye Permanent Partnership with Private Sector AML Staff" UK officials have suggested that compliance officers from financial institutions should create a platform for both "law enforcement and...
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BLL recruitment
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Bright Line Law is recruiting a Barrister Associate
Bright Line Law is seeking a Barrister Associate to join its London office. Salary: £40-50,000 per annum Contract: Permanent Start date: September 2019 Experience: PQE 1, PQE 2, PQE 3, PQE 4, PQE 5 Jonathan Fisher QC, one of the...
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unexplained wealth orders property
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Unexplained wealth orders or an illicit enrichment offence?
Speed read: The introduction of unexplained wealth orders into the UK’s civil recovery toolkit followed a wider debate about the human rights implications of asset recovery. This article compares the effect of the UK’s decision to the alternative option, the...
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Jonathan Fisher QC
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Jonathan Fisher QC widely quoted on Overseas Entities Bill
Jonathan Fisher QC’s evidence given at the Joint Committee on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill has been widely reported. The Draft Bill seeks to increase transparency of land ownership in the UK by creating a publicly accessible register...
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Civil Cases in Criminal Courts
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Civil cases in criminal courts
Speed read: Jonathan Fisher QC discusses the convergence of civil and criminal procedure in cash forfeiture appeals. The powers are civil in nature but the requirement of underlying criminal conduct and use of the Crown Court, with inadequate procedural rules,...
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Anita Clifford and Jonathan Fisher Qc
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Upcoming Bright Line Law participation in unexplained wealth discussion
Anita Clifford has been quoted in a story for moneylaundering.com titled 'UK Investigators Eye Permanent Partnership with Private Sector AML Staff' Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford are participating in 'The Challenges of Criminal Money: Targeting Unexplained Wealth', an event...
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