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The Failure to Prevent Facilitation of Tax Evasion Offence: thoughts on scope and effect in the UK

The White Collar Crime Centre has today published a collection of briefing papers entitled “The Failure to Prevent Facilitation of Tax Evasion Offence: Thoughts on Scope and Effect in the UK”. The paper highlights potential issues with the offence which represents a new inroad into regulating corporate behaviour through criminal...
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An insight into tax evasion, money laundering and the Albanian black economy

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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...
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Jonathan Fisher QC quoted in FT article, ‘HMRC: The Taxman cometh’

The Financial Times recently published article ‘HMRC: The Taxman cometh’ focuses on how the UK authorities are vowing crackdown on tax dodgers to prove that the system does not favour the rich and famous. Jonathan Fisher QC, who was Standing Counsel to the Revenue from 1991 to 2003, commented on...
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Jonathan Fisher QC Leads Pinsent Masons Business Network Seminar

Jonathan Fisher QC alongside Fiona Fernie, Partner and Head of Tax Investigations at Pinsent Masons will be leading a practical tax session together as part of Pinsent Masons' business network seminars. The event, ‘Crossing the Line – when ‘avoidance’ escalates to a criminal investigation’ will take place on Thursday...
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Jonathan Fisher QC quoted in Private Eye article regarding HSBC Swiss Tax Allegations

Jonathan Fisher QC has been quoted in a recent article published in the Private Eye entitled, ‘HSBC’s Horror Show’. The article explores whether not just clients but bank executives or HSBC itself can be prosecuted for tax, money laundering or any other criminal offences. Some legal experts doubt whether...
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