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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.

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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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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Money Laundering: learning from the mistakes of others

Speed read: In a second article focusing on money laundering in the real estate sector, Jonathan Fisher QC discusses recent cases in the High Court and tribunal examining property professional liability for anti-money laundering breaches. Three cases recently decided in different tribunals, and two cases decided in the High...
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