During the Covid-19 crisis, BLL has been fully operational and we have been advising clients, sometimes at short notice, in all matters in our specialist areas. Amongst our recent work:
- On instruction from a top 10 international law firm, Jonathan Fisher QC has recently advised on the potential money laundering implications where, in an insolvency context, there may have been a breach of section 216 of the Insolvency Act 1986;
- Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford advised on the issue of whether the UK money laundering offences were engaged when foreign investors transferred monies in breach of exchange controls;
- On instruction from a top 100 London law firm Jonathan Fisher QC advised on money laundering and regulatory issues arising where investors were seeking a public listing on the LSE;
- Anita Clifford has been providing ongoing legal advice regarding the possibility of judicial review proceedings arising from a local government dispute;
- Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford, assisted by Ariana Caines, advised a European company on the options open to them, to make a complaint to the police or commence a private prosecution, against a former consultant to the company for suspected offences of false accounting, fraud and money laundering;
- Rachel Clark has participated in a remote video hearing where, in the context of the Covid-19 crisis, the meaning of ‘molestation’ was the focus of dispute.
BLL wishes our clients, colleagues and their friends and family good health and fortitude in these challenging times.