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BLL in The Times on account freezing

On 29 March 2019, Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford commented on a coordinated effort to freeze bank accounts in The Brief, the legal bulletin published by The Times. Last month, enforcement authorities froze 95 student bank accounts suspected of being used in criminal activity under the Proceeds of...
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Bank account forfeiture success

Anita Clifford secured success in a recent bank account freezing and forfeiture case. The police dropped the freezing on the account and the forfeiture hearing which was due to take place at Luton Magistrates Court. The result of Anita’s representation was the restoration of the client’s access to their...
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Whistleblowers and Informers – a Call for Transparency

Jonathan Fisher QC has been quoted in The Times and published in Counsel calling for a new whistleblower legislative framework to bring accountability and transparency to payments made by UK officials. HMRC paid almost £350,000 to whistleblowers last year alone, police forces across the UK have expended millions on...
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Appeal Victory in Dubai

Jonathan Fisher QC has successfully led the legal team for Nest Investments in their appeal against a decision refusing to join a party to civil proceedings in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts. In a landmark decision, the DIFC Court of Appeal has found that Rule 20.7 of...
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Jonathan Fisher QC gives evidence to the Joint Committee on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

On Monday 4 March Jonathan Fisher QC gave evidence to the Joint Committee on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill, which he described as a “welcome development” to address the asymmetrical treatment of domestic and offshore entities. He raised the difficulty of capturing trusts and their foreign equivalents within...
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