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Jonathan Fisher QC on the litigation funding debate

The Financial Times published an article last week, ‘ Burford case puts litigation funding in the spotlight ’, in which it examined the recently increased popularity of litigation funding. This is a practice whereby companies such as Burford Capital invest in legal proceedings and if the case is successful,...
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Russell Hopkins appointed to the list of approved counsel before two international criminal tribunals

BLL’s  Russell Hopkins  has been appointed to the list of approved counsel before  the International Criminal Court  (ICC) and the  United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals  (UNMICT). Membership of the ICC panel is restricted to lawyers who demonstrate more than 10 years of experience and expertise in international or...
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Jonathan Fisher QC featured as expert on Dispatches

Channel 4’s latest Dispatches episode ‘£2 Million Passport – Welcome to Britain’ investigated the failings of the UK immigration system’s golden visa, which allows foreign nationals to invest £2m in exchange for British citizenship. Undercover reporters discovered the sparse due diligence performed on prospective investors, despite admissions that their...
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Jonathan Fisher QC in the media

An article written by Jonathan Fisher QC was cited with approval by the Law Commission in its report on the SARs Regime. The report is an in-depth examination of the regime and broadly concludes that its current formulation encourages too many low-quality reports. Part of the report considered the...
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Bright Line Law speak as experts for Council of Europe

Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford travelled to Chisinau, Moldova to speak as experts for the Council of Europe. As part of its “Training for Trainers”, Jonathan and Anita spoke extensively on anti-money laundering laws. Over the two-day event they explored issues including the money laundering cycle, specific vulnerabilities of lawyers in Moldova, the duty to report, customer due diligence and the reconciliation of reporting with professional secrecy. The aim of the training was to enable the lawyers to train their own teams in AML compliance, so Jonathan and Anita used examples and case studies throughout. This event forms part of their work with the Council of Europe as experts on financial crime-related issues.

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