Press

The Washington Post
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Jonathan Fisher QC quoted in Washington Post on UWOs
On 14th December 2018 the Washington Post published an extensive article under the headline 'To combat dirty money, Britain asks: How did you pay for that mansion? on the use of unexplained wealth orders in the UK in relation to the...
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Publication of Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford’s book on The Criminal Finances Act 2017
Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford are pleased to announce the publication of their latest book, 'The Criminal Finances Act 2017'. The book is available now, and provides commentary on the Act which has introduced some of the most radical...
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Inner London Crown Court
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Bright Line Law secures acquittal in fraud trial
BLL’s Lead Counsel, Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford, BLL’s Principal Associate, Barrister, secured the acquittal of the first defendant in a serious banking fraud trial at Inner London Crown Court yesterday. The trial lasted 8 days and involved one of the UK’s...
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The Legal 500
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Jonathan Fisher QC ranked in Legal 500 2018
Jonathan Fisher QC is ranked in the 2018 edition of the Legal 500 in six areas of practice: Proceeds of Crime Act and Asset Forfeiture, Business and Regulatory Crime (including global investigations), Financial Services, Fraud: Civil, Fraud: Crime and Tax: Corporate...
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Anita Clifford Bright Line Law
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Anita Clifford quoted on UK Law Commission Proposal for SAR Overhaul
On 20 July 2018, the UK Law Commission published its review of the UK’s anti-money laundering Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) regime. The review highlights areas of weakness with the regime, including the generation of low-quality SARs, and proposes a number...
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Nick Johnson QC writes on whistleblowing in The Barrister
In the Trinity Term edition of The Barrister, Nick Johnson QC writes about the legal and cultural developments affecting whistleblowers in the United Kingdom. As Nick writes, “Whistleblowers can be such a useful resource in uncovering risks and promoting good...
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European Parliament
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Anita Clifford quoted on EU-wide money laundering deal
Last week, the European Parliament, Commission and Council agreed on EU-wide proposals designed to ensure greater consistency in anti-money laundering legislation. The deal focuses on minimum criminal penalties for money laundering throughout the EU and a common set of 22...
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Financial-Times
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Jonathan Fisher QC quoted in the FT
The Treasury Committee has launched an inquiry into money laundering, the FT reported today. Some £90 billion is said to be laundered through the United Kingdom. Asked by the FT for expert comment on the state of the money laundering...
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Royal Court of Justice High Court
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The White Collar Crime Centre — opening up civil recovery to individuals?
Today The White Collar Crime Centre has published a discussion paper which explores extending the civil recovery regime in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to individuals. Chapter 2, Part 5 of POCA enables enforcement authorities to pursue the civil...
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Jonathan Fisher QC in landmark decision in Dubai
In a landmark decision handed down on 12 February 2018, a Judge in the Dubai International Finance Centre Courts has ruled that a claim against Deloitte and Touche (Middle East) (DTME) for negligence and deceit has a ‘real prospect of...
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