Speed read: The Criminal Finances Bill 2016 is set to be passed in Spring 2017. Clause 12 proposes to expand the definition of “unlawful conduct” appearing in Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to include gross abuse of human rights. Bright Line Law was instructed by the
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Speed read: Anita Clifford discusses the emerging focus on ‘food crime’ by law enforcement agencies in the UK and elsewhere, and scope for developing the criminal law response to wrongdoing in the food and drink industry. On 1 December 2016, the first Food Crime Reporting Hotline was launched in the
Speed read: The new Australian - Chinese deal on AML intelligence sharing follows the Australia government’s release in October of a draft roadmap to reform of its domestic AML framework. The roadmap identifies the expansion of the AML suspicion reporting regime to lawyers as a priority, but strong industry resistance
On 21 and 22 November 2016, Jonathan Fisher QC, Lead Counsel, and Anita Clifford, Senior Associate, of The White Collar Crime Centre collaborated with the International Senior Lawyers’ Project (“ISLP”) to offer consultancy and training on tax evasion and money laundering issues to judges and prosecutors at the Albanian Magistrates