Corporate and Financial Crime News

Sir David Calvert Smith writes report on the influence that the United Arab Emirates has over International Policing Body, Interpol and ways forward for reform.

Sir David has written the report UNDUE INFLUENCE: THE UAE AND INTERPOL.  It was released today. Former Director of Public Prosecutions, Sir David Calvert-Smith was commissioned to write a report on the influence that the United Arab...

P2P lender obtains authorisation following a contested hearing before the RDC. Jason Mansell and Tom Broomfield act for the lender.

Jason Mansell and Tom Broomfield acted for a P2P lender whose application for authorisation had been refused by the FCA.  The initial decision was successfully reversed. Following a contested hearing before the FCA’s Regulatory Decisions...

Former Post Office subpostmasters appeal against convictions. Zoe Johnson QC instructed for the Post Office. Sir David Calver-Smith leads initial review of historical prosecutions.

Dozens of former subpostmasters appealed against their convictions for theft, fraud and false accounting, they claim was due to computing errors.  Zoe Johnson QC represented the Post Office at the hearing having been engaged to review and consider...

Alexandra Felix formally appointed QC

We are delighted that Alexandra Felix has formally taken Silk today.  The ceremony at Westminster Hall before the Lord Chancellor would normally have taken place on this day but it has been postponed due to the global pandemic. ...

The Lawyer & Deripaska v Chernukhin: William Boyce QC and Karen Robinson write about their recent experience of a private prosecution for Briefings in The Lawyer

William Boyce QC and Karen Robinson have written in The Lawyer about their recent experience of private prosecution in the case of  Deripaska v Chernukhin and R (on the application of Deripaska) v DPP [2020]. Bill and Karen consider the...

Alexandra Felix to be appointed Queen's Counsel

We are delighted to announce that the Queen has approved the Lord Chancellor’s recommendation that Alexandra Felix should be appointed one of Her Majesty’s Counsel. Newly appointed Queen’s Counsel will make their declaration in 2021. ...

SFO enters into DPA with Airline Services Limited. Crispin Aylett QC and Rachna Gokani represent the SFO.

The Serious Fraud Office has reached a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Airline Services Limited (ASL). The DPA was given final approval by Mrs Justice May at a public hearing at Southwark Crown Court, sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice,...

William Boyce QC Awarded Barrister of the Week by The Lawyer

We are delighted that The Lawyer Magazine has decided to award  William Boyce QC with Barrister of the Week. William Boyce QC's full interview can be accesssed here ....

QEB Hollis Whiteman Ranked Highly in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500

This month Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 published the results of their research on the legal community and the leaders in their fields.  Members of QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers have 74 acknowledgements in Chambers & Partners across...

Jason Mansell acts for Wellesley & Co LTD

Jason Mansell is currently advising Wellesley & Co Limited on a direct access basis in respect of FCA regulatory issues arising out of the CVA filed on 24 September 2020 by Wellesley Finance Plc.   ...

SFO receives approval in principle for DPA with G4S Care and Justice Services (UK) Ltd. Crispin Aylett QC leads the SFO team.

The SFO has today received approval in principle to enter into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with G4S Care and Justice Services (UK) Ltd (G4S C&J), a wholly-owned subsidiary of G4S Plc. On Friday 17 July, the SFO will apply for final approval of...

Thurs 16th July

QEB Hollis Whiteman, in collaboration with SKRINE, will present a webinar on the practical insights needed to keep organisations compliant with s. 17A MACC Act. Malaysia’s corporate liability law is modelled on the UK Bribery Act 2010....
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