BLL in the news — October 2021

An overview of our press this month

Jonathan Fisher QC quoted by the BBC on NatWest’s guilty plea

On 7 October, Jonathan Fisher QC was quoted by the BBC in respect of NatWest bank’s guilty plea to breaches of the UK anti-money laundering regime. He noted that the FCA had claimed a “big scalp” and that the news sent a clear message to financial institutions. The article can be accessed here.

Anita Clifford published in Insurance Day regarding sanctions

On 6 October 2021, Anita Clifford was published in Insurance Day, covering the UK’s new sanctions regime and how it impacts the insurance industry. Her article, ‘The UK’s evolving sanctions landscape poses fresh risks’, can be accessed here.

Rachel Clark quoted by the Guardian on the Pandora Papers

On 5 October 2021, The Guardian quoted Rachel Clark’s comments regarding the Pandora Papers on its live blog. Rachel noted that only time will tell whether the leaked papers are as “rich in actionable information as they are in political reveals”. The link can be accessed here.

Rachel Clark published in HMRC Enquiries, Investigations & Powers e-magazine

Rachel’s article ‘Inadequate customer due diligence — no right of action?’, first published as a Bulletin for Bright Line Law, has been republished in e-magazine HMRC Enquiries, Investigations & Powers. The article discusses the recent decision in Lennon v Englefield and others [2021] EWHC 1473 (QB) and can be accessed here.