08.02.19

Sanctions enforcement set to increase

Rachel Barnes, Patrick Hill and Genevieve Woods have co-authored an article on sanctions in the January 2019 issue of WorldECR. The article considers the approach to sanctions enforcement by the UK’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) and explains why civil penalties are likely to increase in 2019. Click here to read the article from […]

21.01.19

BBC Asian Network editor found not guilty of ‘honest mistake’

BBC Asian Network’s head of news has been found not guilty over the naming of a sexual abuse victim in a live radio broadcast. Arif Ansari checked and approved a reporter’s script which named the woman, believing it was a pseudonym. After a two-day case Mr Ansari was found not guilty by a district judge […]

14.12.18

South Thanet election agent acquitted

Nathan Gray has been acquitted by a jury at Southwark Crown Court of offences of forgery and knowingly submitting a false declaration of election expenses. Mr Gray acted as election agent for Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay during the 2015 general election. Trevor Burke QC and Rachel Kapila represented Mr Gray. Click here to read the […]

30.11.18

Japanese pilot sentenced

Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, a Japan Airlines pilot, has been sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment after being arrested at Heathrow Airport and found to be almost ten times the legal alcohol limit for aviation. Bill Emlyn Jones represented Mr Jitsukawa. Click here to read the article from the BBC

28.11.18

Politically motivated extradition request by Turkey refused

Westminster Magistrates’ Court discharged three men alleged to be leaders of the Gulenist movement. The court found that the request was politically motivated. Hugo Keith QC and Ben Watson appeared for all three requested persons. Click here to read the article from The Guardian

22.11.18

Seminar: Protecting Clients Before Charge

Three Raymond Buildings hosted a crime seminar which took place on 21st November at The Clubhouse Holborn addressing critical developments in financial and corporate crime including: Challenging Search Warrants and the Law Commission Consultation by Matthew Butt and Reka Hollos Internal Investigations and Legal Professional Privilege by Nicholas Yeo and Rebecca Hadgett Unexplained Wealth Orders […]

12.11.18

Alisdair Williamson QC co-author to CBA report into the working of Section 41

Alisdair Williamson QC is a co-author of the shortly to be published CBA report into the working of section 41, which governs the sensitive and controversial area of cross-examination of complainants in sexual offence trials on their previous sexual history, particularly in light of the decision in R. v. Chedwyn Evans. The report is unprecedented […]