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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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Russell Hopkins
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Bright Line Law in c.$5 billion Brazilian dam collapse case
On Tuesday 7 May 2019, Particulars of Claim were served on BHP in London stemming from Brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster – the collapse in 2015 of the Fundão tailings dam at an iron ore mine in Mariana. The multi-billion...
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Jonathan Fisher QC
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Invitation — Whistleblowers Voices of Justice International Conference 10 May 2019
Jonathan Fisher QC will speak on the UK perspective on whistleblowing at an international conference to be held on 10 May 2019 in London. The conference has been organised by the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity at Coventry University, in...
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Tax_Evasion_HMRC
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Corporate facilitation of tax evasion — not yet a damp squib
Speed read: Although there have not been any prosecutions to date, the introduction of the corporate facilitation offences is not a damp squib. The offences are sufficiently wide to embrace evasion of duties as well as income and corporation tax,...
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