Criminal Law Blog

21 May 2020

Mutual Legal Assistance in action - Met Police raid London addresses at request of Brazilian authorities

On 14 May 2020 Metropolitan Police officers carried out two search and seizure warrants on behalf of Brazilian prosecutors investigating $5 million in alleged bribes paid to politicians in the state of Amapá in connection with a railroad contract.

Alison Riley

20 May 2020

Victims’ Right to Review Scheme: does a victim have a right to make representation?

A victim has a right to request review of a decision not to prosecute or to discontinue a prosecution, but do they have a right to make representations?

Sophie Bolzonello

12 May 2020

What is an Interpol Red Notice and what are the practical implications for Anne Sacoolas?

In a surprising development, Interpol has reportedly issued a Red Notice for Anne Sacoolas in relation to her alleged involvement in the death of 19 year old Harry Dunn last year.  

Will Hayes

12 May 2020

Criminal courts: coping with COVID-19

The impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic left no part of the UK untouched. The criminal justice system was no exception. 

Ed Smyth

7 May 2020

Suspicious Activity Report guidance updated in light of anticipated COVID-19 related crime

The Chancellor of the Exchequer may be preparing to gradually wind down the Coronavirus Job Creation Scheme in the summer but its legacy will be felt for many years. 

Jonathan Grimes

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