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House of Lords Refers to The White Collar Crime Centre’s Briefing Papers on UWOs

On 9 March 2017, the House of Lords debated the Criminal Finances Bill 2016 and voiced overwhelming support for the broader objectives of the Bill.  The White Collar Crime Centre is delighted that its briefing papers on Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) were referred to directly in the debate. A copy
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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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Jonathan Fisher writes in The Times Online

Jonathan Fisher QC has written an article published in The Times Online today entitled, “It’s time to tackle the money launderer’s vehicle of choice”. Jonathan discusses the upcoming publication of the new draft money laundering regulations and what the government should do to reduce the abuse of discretionary trusts by
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Anita Clifford presents webinar on Criminal Finances Bill

The Criminal Finances Bill 2016 is set to be a radical shake up of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and will see the introduction of new criminal offences, including the new corporate offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.  Anita Clifford, Senior Associate, recently presented on
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Recent Instructions

In recent months, amongst other cases Bright Line Law’s Lead Counsel Jonathan Fisher QC has been instructed to - Advise in the Rio Tinto alleged corruption case involving the Simandou Project in Guinea (professional referral); Advise a client on the application of customer due diligence requirements to his business to
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