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Jonathan Fisher QC writes article in May’s Money Laundering bulletin – ‘The law of unintended consequences - money laundering in civil cases’

Jonathan Fisher QC has written an article entitled, ‘The law of unintended consequences - money laundering in civil cases’. The article was published in this months’ edition of the Money Laundering Bulletin.

Money laundering may be the substantive issue in civil litigation or collateral to the main case and it is then, especially, that one needs to tread with care.

Although the concept of unintended consequences is one of the building blocks of economics, there is no doubt that the concept applies equally to the discipline of law. But unlike Adam Smith’s notion of a positive unintended consequence where the public interest is promoted by the unintended result, this is not always the case in law where the unintended consequence is attributable to the legislator’s lack of foresight.

Read the full PDF version of the article here.

Jonathan Fisher QC is ranked as one of the UK’s leading barristers in the areas of proceeds of crime, banking and financial services regulation and is noted by the Legal Directories as having great experience in cases involving money laundering. Jonathan can be contacted to discuss any of the issues raised in the article at
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