BLL Bulletin

Furlough-Fraud
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Furlough Fraud and Professional Advisers
Speed read: Fraud on employee support schemes is a focus for enforcement authorities in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
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Court room interior - Regulatory Cases and Criminal Benefit
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One-size does not fit all: regulatory cases and criminal benefit
Speed read: The recent case of R v Roth [2020] EWCA Crim 967 confirmed that when assessing a defendant’s criminal benefit in regulatory cases,
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Developments in POCA disclosure orders
Speed read: Anita Clifford considers the recent case of Faerman v SFO [2020] EWHC 1849 (Admin) which reinforced the jurisdictional limits of disclosure orders and need for careful scrutiny of orders made.
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New law on shaky ground: the test for dishonesty in criminal law
Speed read: The Court of Appeal affirming the Ivey test as the new standard for dishonesty in criminal law has changed the substantive criteria for dishonest conduct.
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Is Phoenixism about to rise from the ashes?
Speed read: Phoenixism (liquidating a company only for the same business to re-emerge from the ashes as a fresh entity) is likely to be touted as a ‘quick fix’ to many corporates suffering financial hardship due to Covid-19.
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False accounting and COVID-19
Speed read: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought difficulty and trying times to all areas of the United Kingdom’s economy.
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A fiery debate: incineration tax
Speed read: Taxes have been used to shape behaviour for centuries. Now, environmental taxes are on the rise.
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Duty to report fraud
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Duty to report fraud: an unnecessary duplication?
Speed read: The proposal to impose a mandatory duty to report fraud on financial institutions seems like a useful additional data source for law enforcement, but the measure mirrors the pre-existing duty to report money laundering closely.
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Protecting against tax and benefit fraud during COVID-19
Speedread: COVID-19 is a tremendous challenge to the world economy. The UK government has announced generous financial measures in response.
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Covid-19 & consequences for anti-money laundering
Speedread: Anita Clifford considers the implications for anti-money laundering and Customer Due Diligence following the shift towards virtual client relationships in response to the global health emergency.
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