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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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Jonathan Fisher QC
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Jonathan Fisher QC quoted on first OFSI fine
Jonathan Fisher QC was quoted by moneylaundering.com on the significance of the first enforcement action taken recently by the Office of Sanctions Implementation (OFSI). The article, In First Punitive Action, UK Sanctions Agency Assesses Modest Penalty Against Bank, discusses the...
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Chisinau-Moldova
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Anita Clifford quoted on forfeiture case against son of former Moldovan leader
A UK court has forfeited nearly £500,000 from the bank accounts of the son of the former leader of the Republic of Moldova. The forfeiture is one of the first uses of the bank account forfeiture powers introduced into Part...
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Anita Clifford and Jonathan Fisher Qc
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Publication of Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford’s reflections on NEPAD dialogue
Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford’s recent article on fiscal inequality in the extractive industries in Africa has been published in the New Law Journal. In International justice: some African countries are hurting, following their trip to Nairobi, they reflected on issues including transfer...
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