During the Covid-19 crisis, BLL has been fully operational and we have been advising and representing clients, sometimes at short notice, in all matters in our specialist areas. In the last four weeks:
· In a judicial review hearing conducted remotely, Jonathan Fisher QC represented two tax professionals in a challenge to the issue of search warrants obtained by HM Revenue during the course of an investigation into an alleged tax fraud;
· Jonathan Fisher QC has delivered an anti-money laundering professional training session to a specialist team in a magic circle law firm;
· On instruction from a top 100 London law firm, Jonathan Fisher QC advised on money laundering issues arising during the course of a share and purchase agreement;
· Jonathan Fisher QC has advised a firm of accountants on their money laundering reporting obligations in a case involving a suspected construction worker identity fraud;
· Anita Clifford and Rachel Clark have obtained permission for a client to proceed with judicial review proceedings involving a local government dispute;
· Rachel Clark and Ariana Caines have been appearing in criminal cases in the magistrates courts;
· Ariana Caines has been assisting Jonathan Fisher QC in the preparation of evidence to support a submission to the police where a company has been (allegedly) defrauded of monies by a former senior executive officer.
BLL wishes our clients, colleagues and their friends and family good health and fortitude in these challenging times.