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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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Jonathan Fisher QC quoted on first OFSI fine

Jonathan Fisher QC was quoted by on the significance of the first enforcement action taken recently by the Office of Sanctions Implementation (OFSI). The article, In First Punitive Action, UK Sanctions Agency Assesses Modest Penalty Against Bank , discusses the £5,000 fine imposed against Raphaels Bank. The bank...
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BLL’s Russell Hopkins instructed on mass claim

SPG Law has instructed BLL barrister Russell Hopkins on a mass claim following the disastrous collapse in 2015 of the Bento Rodrigues dam at an iron-ore mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The multi-billion pound claim is against BHP Billiton, one of the parent companies of the Brazilian dam operator Samarco...
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