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Bright Line Law News

Latest news & updates from Bright Line Law.
This portal provides busy practitioners with short commentaries on significant developments in the field of white collar crime. The commentaries are franked by their topicality and practical insight, with an emphasis on implications not always visible at first glance.

Financial Crime and the Global Financial Crisis – Ten Years on

Speed Read: Jonathan Fisher QC discusses the inconsistencies around the criminalisation of financial conduct and the impact this has on answering a continuing question of the financial crisis – to what extent was financial crime involved? Ten years after the global financial crisis, the contributory role played by financial...
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High Court dismisses application to discharge first Unexplained Wealth Order in the United Kingdom

Speed read: Anita Clifford considers the first test of the UWO provisions in the United Kingdom. On 3 October 2018, the High Court handed down judgment in NCA v Mrs A [2018] EWHC 2534 (Admin), the first application to set aside an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) in the United...
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Anita Clifford quoted on Unexplained Wealth Orders

 On 3 October 2018, the High Court handed down judgment in the first application to set aside an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) in the United Kingdom. The power to make a UWO, an investigative order which compels a person to explain the provenance of assets available under the Proceeds...
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Virtual Currency Regulation in the United Kingdom

Speed Read: This piece looks at the attitude of the regulatory bodies in the UK towards cryptocurrency and how the fifth EU anti-money laundering directive (5MLD), when transposed, will be the first step to regulating virtual currency within the UK. To date, regulators have shied away from taking responsibility...
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Suspicion, terrorist funding and money laundering

Speed Read: On 11 July 2018, the Supreme Court handed down R v AB and CD [2018] UKSC 36, an appeal of a pre-trial ruling on the test for ‘suspicion’ in the context of anti-terrorist financing. This piece distils the key findings from the decision and explores the implications...
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