Criminal Law Blog

20 February 2020

NCA relentless in demand for answers to unexplained wealth

The NCA announced on 13 February that it had obtained a freezing order preventing the sale of 17 addresses as part of an on-going investigation into a Leeds businessman with suspected links to serious organised criminals.  It confirmed that the Property Freezing Order (PFO) covers properties in Leeds, Cheshire and London worth approximately £10.5 million, which are under the control of 39-year-old Mansoor Mahmood Hussain. 

Ed Smyth

13 February 2020

AI and Algorithmic Decision-Making in the Public Sector and Criminal Justice System

In recent years there has been lively discussion about artificial intelligence revolutionising the way we work and live our lives. In its policy paper on the AI Sector Deal, the UK government predicted that the development of AI technology could have the same dramatic impact on society as the invention of the printing press.

Fred Allen

7 February 2020

The (quiet) extension of the AML regime: an overview

Just as the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 are starting to bed in – along comes the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019 incorporating the provisions of the EU’s Fifth Money Laundering Directive [5MLD] into UK law. Implemented on 10 January 2020 with relatively little fanfare (unlike its predecessor), whilst it is an iteration of the regime to date, rather than a wholesale overhaul, there are a number of significant changes which those in the regulated sector , both old and new entrants, need to know about and action.

Nicola Finnerty

3 February 2020

In-house lawyers and general counsel take note: will your communications be privileged?

A decision from the Court of Appeal on 28 January 2020 concerning legal advice privilege (The Civil Aviation Authority v R (on the application of Jet2.com Limited) [2020] EWCA Civ 35) has important ramifications for in-house lawyers, general counsel and those who seek advice from them.

Will Hayes

30 January 2020

What we know so far about the Competition and Markets Authority Annual Plan 2020-21

On 23 January 2020, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its consultation on its proposed Annual Plan for 2020/2021. The consultation sets out the CMA’s proposed main objectives and priorities for the coming year.

Mark Mills

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