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Bright Line Law holds Two Silk Briefing in Manchester

On 7 August 2018, Bright Line Law held a Two Silk Briefing in Manchester on  Corporate ‘Failure to Prevent’ Offences after Skansen . Held at The Lowry Hotel, Jonathan Fisher QC and Nicholas Johnson QC spoke about the ‘failure to prevent’ framework in the Bribery Act 2010 and what could...
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Bright Line Law works with the Council of Europe in Georgia and Moldova

Jonathan Fisher QC, Lead Counsel, and Anita Clifford, Barrister, are delighted to be working with the Council of Europe over the summer to deliver workshops focused on illicit enrichment and also anti-money laundering in the Republic of Moldova and Georgia.  Instructed by the Council of Europe as experts in...
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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 of reforms. In a piece published in on...
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Money Laundering and Financial Exclusion

Speed Read: Jonathan Fisher QC discusses the House of Commons inquiry into the anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regime and focuses on one problem with the regime – the rise of derisking leading to financial exclusion. The House of Commons Treasury Committee is presently conducting an inquiry into the...
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Closing the Gap - Forfeiture of Cash, High Value Assets and Bank Accounts

Speed read: Anita Clifford examines the changes to the Part 5 civil recovery regime under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, focusing on the expanded definition of ‘cash’, the ‘listed asset’ regime and the power to freeze money in bank accounts. Although the provisions are less headline-grabbing than others...
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