Corporate and Financial Crime News

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...

QEB Hollis Whiteman collaborate with SKRINE to present a Webinar on Corporate Liability in Malaysia & the UK Bribery Act

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....

Confiscation success after 5 day hearing

In a judgment given on the 21st May by HHJ Spragg at Newcastle Crown Court, a confiscation order was made in the amount of only £8907.08. This was in circumstances where the prosecution had been seeking a confiscation order in the amount of almost...

French financial regulator drops insider dealing probe

Jason Mansell acted for a director of a FCA regulated company in a cross border insider dealing investigation involving the FCA and the French Financial Regulator , the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (“AMF”). Following an...

Barclays bankers acquitted after trial

William Boyce QC and Karen Robinson represented Richard Boath, former head of Barclays Financial Institutions Group EMEA, who has been unanimously acquitted by a jury at the Central Criminal Court. Mr Boath faced allegations (in the alternative)...

Barclays bankers trial concludes with acquittal. Edward Brown QC and Philip Stott prosecuted.

Edward Brown QC and Philip Stott prosecuted a five month trial against three former top Barclays executives for fraud charges linked to how the bank raised billions from Qatar in the financial crisis.  They were instructed by the Serious Fraud Office...

Barclays bankers trial concludes with acquittal. Edward Brown QC and Philip Stott prosecuted, William Boyce QC and Karen Robinson defended Richard Boath

Three former top Barclays executives have been cleared of fraud charges linked to how the bank raised billions from Qatar in the financial crisis.  The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had alleged the bank had given Qatari entities secret fees in return for...
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