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QEB News: Private Prosecutor secures £38 million in confiscation and compensation against “formidable and serial fraudsman” Ketan Somaia
13.1.2016 More >

QEB News: Supreme Court judgement in VAT in confiscation proceedings appeal - Bill Boyce QC represents Appellant
16.12.2015 More >

QEB News: Bill Boyce QC to speak at EY Private Prosecutions Seminar on Thursday 20th November
18.11.2014 More >

QEB News: William Boyce QC and Rachna Gokani feature on Private Prosecutions in Law Society Gazette
15.9.2014 More >

QEB News: Ranked as Leader in Financial Crime and Crime by Chambers UK
28.7.2014 More >

QEB News: Ketan Somaia convicted by a jury at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) in largest ever private prosecution brought by an individual in the UK. William Boyce QC and Rachna Gokani were instructed on behalf of the prosecution by Peters & Peters.
16.6.2014 More >

QEB News: William Boyce QC interviewed for The Law Society Gazette ‘My legal life’ series.
17.2.2014 More >

QEB News: William Boyce QC and Fraser Coxhill represent family at Inquest into the death of a soilder in Iraq
27.2.2013 More >

QEB News: R v Martin
5.2.2013 More >

QEB News: Review of OFT Consultation - Proposed Changes to Guidance Note on Applications for Leniency and No-action in Cartel Cases
5.12.2012 More >

William Boyce QC: news

Review of OFT Consultation - Proposed Changes to Guidance Note on Applications for Leniency and No-action in Cartel Cases
5.12.2012

OFT's supplementary consultation on proposed changes to its existing guidance note on the handling of applications for leniency and no-action in cartel cases

From 10th October to 14th November 2012 the OFT ran a supplementary consultation (OFT803suppcon) on proposed changes to its existing guidance note on the handling of applications for leniency and no-action (OFT803), which has been in force since December 2008.  This supplementary consultation is solely concerned with the requiring or otherwise of Legal Professional Privilege waivers, and arises out of responses to their previous, more wide-ranging, consultation (OFT803con) which ran from October 2011 to January 2012. 

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If you would like to follow up any of the matters covered in this Note, please contact QEB Hollis Whiteman on 020 7933 8855, or e-mail:

william.boyce@qebhw.co.uk; adam.king@qebhw.co.uk

Adam King

Notable cases:

R -v- Somaia (Ketan) (2014)
Successful private prosecution, Ketan Somaia was convicted by a jury of 9 counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception.

William Boyce QC and Fraser Coxhill represent family at Inquest into the death of a soilder in Iraq (2013)
Death of Soldier

R v Rose (2013)
Blackmail of Tamara Ecclestone

R v Martin (2013)
V Festival after party

R v Oppong (2012)
"Accused and accuser tried at the same time..

R v PD & EB (2012)
Major sanctions busting case collapses

British Airways / Virgin Price-Fixing Trial (2010)
First trial of cartel offence under Enterprise Act

Operation Eaglewood (2010)
Money laundering and drug trafficking. Prosecuting the largest case currently brought by the Crown Prosecution Service.

R v Calvert (2008)
Insider-dealing trial on behalf of the Financial Services Authority

R v Ikilat & others (2008)
Huge series of interlinked allegations of money-laundering

Articles:

William Boyce QC and Rachna Gokani feature on Private Prosecutions in Law Society Gazette
28.11.2014
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OFT Consultation Analysis
OFT's supplementary consultation on proposed changes to its existing guidance note on the handling of applications for lenien 5.11.2012
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