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Russell Hopkins
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Russell Hopkins presents to the Academy of Experts on the ‘Role of Experts in Financial Crime Cases’
On Wednesday 11 September, BLL's Russell Hopkins presented an update on the use of expert witnesses in financial crime cases to the Academy of Experts. Russell's talk covered lessons from recent cases, the opportunities for expert evidence in civil recovery...
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Russell Hopkins appointed to the Nuremberg Academy’s roster of experts
BLL’s Russell Hopkins has been appointed to the Nuremberg Academy’s roster of experts. The Nuremberg Academy is located in Nuremberg, Germany, the birthplace of international criminal law and the site of major war crimes trials following World War 2. The...
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Financial-Times
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Jonathan Fisher QC on the litigation funding debate
The Financial Times published an article last week, ‘Burford case puts litigation funding in the spotlight’, in which it examined the recently increased popularity of litigation funding. This is a practice whereby companies such as Burford Capital invest in legal...
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Russell Hopkins
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Russell Hopkins appointed to the list of approved counsel before two international criminal tribunals
BLL’s Russell Hopkins has been appointed to the list of approved counsel before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (UNMICT). Membership of the ICC panel is restricted to lawyers who demonstrate more than 10 years of experience and expertise...
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Jonathan Fisher QC featured expert Dispatches
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Jonathan Fisher QC featured as expert on Dispatches
Channel 4’s latest Dispatches episode ‘£2 Million Passport – Welcome to Britain’ investigated the failings of the UK immigration system’s golden visa, which allows foreign nationals to invest £2m in exchange for British citizenship. Undercover reporters discovered the sparse due...
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Jonathan Fisher QC
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Jonathan Fisher QC in the media
An article written by Jonathan Fisher QC was cited with approval by the Law Commission in its report on the SARs Regime. The report is an in-depth examination of the regime and broadly concludes that its current formulation encourages too...
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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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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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The Times The Brief
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Bright Line Law in The Times on account freezing
On 29 March 2019, Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford commented on a coordinated effort to freeze bank accounts in The Brief, the legal bulletin published by The Times. Last month, enforcement authorities froze 95 student bank accounts suspected of...
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Jonathan Fisher QC
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Whistleblowers and informers — a call for transparency
Jonathan Fisher QC has been quoted in The Times and published in Counsel calling for a new whistleblower legislative framework to bring accountability and transparency to payments made by UK officials. HMRC paid almost £350,000 to whistleblowers last year alone,...
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