Criminal Law Blog

7 November 2019

Changes proposed by the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill

Extradition lawyers have, for the past three and a half years, been baffled by their very own Brexit
conundrum. How is it that the Conservatives, historically the party of law and order, could (broadly)
support leaving the EU when, since 2003, the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) scheme has led to
the removal of thousands of suspected or convicted offenders from these shores?

Rebecca Niblock

7 November 2019

The Fourth AML Directive - The current roadmap and possible changes to the AML landscape two years on

The Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4MLD) is now two years old. Last year, on its first anniversary, commentators and professionals lined up to criticise its implementation and list the challenges it faced. Twelve months further on, while much has superficially changed, the underlying issues remain the same. However there are stirrings that this could be about to change.

Nicola Finnerty

14 October 2019

Fast-track electronic evidence gathering from overseas – One step closer

On 3 October 2019 the Home Secretary announced that the UK and US had signed an historic agreement that will enable UK law enforcement agencies to demand direct access to electronic data from US tech firms - the UK-US Bilateral Data Access Agreement. 

Rebecca Niblock

11 October 2019

The Corporate Offence of Failure to Prevent the Facilitation of Tax Evasion: Two years on

Do you remember the fallout from the Panama Papers? Do you remember HMRC’s response pledging to prosecute 100 wealthy individuals and corporates per year by 2020?  Do you remember the new corporate offence of failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion announced with much fanfare as part of the Criminal Finance Act 2017?

David Sleight

24 September 2019

Fresher's Week - A parent's perspective on an essential discussion about rape and navigating consent

As my children headed off to university last week, I gave them each several boxes of
condoms, unwilling to leave to chance the possibility that beer would be
prioritised in their weekly budget.

We also had The Conversation about sex, consent and respect, which for me is not simply born out of parental concern (I have a son and a daughter) but is also heavily influenced by my professional life, since I am a criminal defence lawyer specialising in cases of sexual misconduct, harassment, rape, revenge porn and stealthing, often involving young people.

Sandra Paul

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