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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.

Bribery as a Tax Evasion Issue

Speed read: Anita Clifford examines the connection between bribery and tax evasion in circumstances where there may be reluctance to commence a bribery prosecution. When it was introduced in 2010, the Bribery Act 2010 was billed as a testament to the UK wanting to “play a leading role in...
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Money Laundering Regulations 2017: Use of Software Systems and Technology

Speed Read: On 11 October 2017, Jonathan Fisher QC delivered a presentation at the BAE Business Defence Forum: The Financial Crime Front Line. Jonathan addressed the topic of recent developments and interesting cases in anti-money laundering and provided an overview of legislative updates. Natasha Reurts draws out the aspects...
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Where are we now? Money Laundering Regulations 2017 Guidance and the UK’s new National Risk Assessment

Speed Read: With the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 having come into force in April and June 2017 respectively, Natasha Reurts assesses the developments and distils the key points arising from the UK’s second comprehensive National Risk Assessment and recent draft guidance on the...
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HMRC Guidance on the New Corporate Offence

Speed read: Natasha Reurts distils the key points arising from HMRC’s Guidance on the new corporate offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion, introduced by the Criminal Finances Act 2017. Firms and businesses preparing their policies and procedures to take account of the new corporate offence...
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Challenges Associated with Private Entities Investigating Money Laundering: Information Sharing

Speed Read: In this second awareness update, Anita Clifford considers the challenges that could arise as private entities are drawn further into the investigation of money laundering through the new information sharing network. An emerging priority The advent of the new information sharing channel indicates that greater private sector...
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