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Address to the Thirty-Fourth International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge

Jonathan Fisher QC recently addressed the Thirty-Fourth International Symposium on Economic Crime at Jesus College Cambridge on Recovering the Proceeds of Grand Corruption Through the Civil Courts.

Jonathan makes three points in his address:

  1. That the civil courts in the UK have an important role to play in discouraging the commission of financial crime, and in particular, grand corruption. 
  2. In performing this role, the forensic deployment of the anti-money laundering (AML) regime – or more accurately the neglect of AML obligations - is pivotal. 
  3. The area for maximum potential development relates to the application of constructive trustee liability principles in grand corruption cases where banks have handled monies unlawfully obtained by politically exposed persons, invariably these funds having been dishonestly appropriated from State resources.

You can read the full article here.  

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Founded by Jonathan Fisher QC, one of the UK's leading barristers in white collar crime cases, Bright Line Law is a barrister law firm providing expert specialist advisory, advocacy, litigation, policy and strategic services. Bright Line Law is authorised by the Bar Standards Board.

Jonathan is ranked as a leading barrister in Band 1 for Financial Crime and Proceeds of Crime cases by the internationally recognised law directory, Chambers & Partners UK. He is also ranked in the legal directories as a leading barrister for financial services, fraud and tax cases.

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