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The Modern Slavery Act 2015: Overview and Future Developments

Natasha Reurts provides an overview of the requirements placed on business by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and discusses various aspects of the framework, similar international trends and future developments in the area. Read the full BLL post here. 
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The SFO case against Barclays explained – ITN News

On 20 June 2017, the SFO charged Barclays and former senior executives with criminal offences following a five year investigation into circumstances surrounding the £11.8bn emergency funds raised by the bank in 2008.  The Bank, along with four identified senior officers of the bank, are charged with conspiracy to...
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Preparing a Firm’s Risk Assessment and the Independent Audit Function

Jonathan Fisher QC discusses the changes to risk assessment and the introduction of the independent audit function effected by the new Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer)  Regulations 2017. Money laundering reporting officers and nominated officers operating within the regulated sector will need to...
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Failure to Prevent: Corporate Liability at the Cost of Individual Due Process?

The latest BLL portal piece explores whether the failure to prevent model at the heart of the new offence of corporate failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion contains a due process deficit. Read the full post here.
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Jonathan Fisher QC named The Times Lawyer of the week

Jonathan Fisher QC, at Bright Line Law and Red Lion Chambers, has been named The Times Lawyer of the week. Jonathan Fisher QC recently led team for the Serious Fraud Office in the High Court case relating to legal privilege and internal investigations into alleged corruption by ENRC. Jonathan...
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