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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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Jonathan Fisher QC featured as key speaker at Financial Times and BAE Systems Financial Crime Forum

Jonathan Fisher QC was featured as the key speaker at the FT and BAE Systems Financial Crime Forum on 26 September. The briefing, which is hosted by the FT in association with BAE Systems, focused on cyber attacks and explores the threat landscape faced by financial services firms, and...
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Bright Line Law instructed as Anti-Money Laundering Experts by the Council of Europe

Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford, instructed by the Council of Europe as foreign experts in the area of money laundering, have travelled to Chisinau to deliver a one-day workshop on 13 September 2018 to lawyers and notaries on anti-money laundering requirements. The workshop follows the introduction of new...
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Bright Line Law holds Two Silk Briefing in Manchester

On 7 August 2018, Bright Line Law held a Two Silk Briefing in Manchester on  Corporate ‘Failure to Prevent’ Offences after Skansen . Held at The Lowry Hotel, Jonathan Fisher QC and Nicholas Johnson QC spoke about the ‘failure to prevent’ framework in the Bribery Act 2010 and what could...
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