Criminal Law Blog

5 February 2021

The Territorial Reach of the SFO - The Supreme Court Decides

This morning the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of R (on the application of KBR Inc) v The Director of the Serious Fraud Office. It decided that the SFO does not have the power to compel a foreign company to produce material that company holds overseas. The clarity of the ruling will be welcomed by criminal and corporate practitioners alike.

Alun Milford

2 February 2021

Swift condemnation of Labour’s jury proposal is unwarranted - Jonathan Grimes writes for The Law Society Gazette

There has been an immediate and almost universal rejection of Labour’s proposal that juries might be temporarily reduced from 12 to seven as a measure to help reduce the lamentable backlog in Crown Court trials.

Jonathan Grimes

29 January 2021

Extradition post-Brexit: the TCA at a glance

The potential fallout from Brexit for extradition and cross-border criminal justice security had been forewarned even before the first vote was cast in the Referendum. The risks to the UK of losing access to SIS II and complicating a relatively simple (albeit not perfect) EAW process were highlighted by many practitioners, law enforcement agencies and politicians.

Áine Kervick

28 January 2021

Challenging INTERPOL Red Notices: what do the CCF’s decisions tell us? Part Four - Unfunded Or Bounced Cheques

This is the final blog in our four-part series looking at some of the key points arising from the published decisions of the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (“CCF”). In the first blog, we discussed INTERPOL’s consideration of the merits of the underlying case, in the second claims of political motivation, and in the third the relevance of failed extradition requests. In this blog, we look at requests for deletion of Red Notices in cases arising from unfunded or bounced cheques.

Will Hayes

21 January 2021

Drones – the ultimate or problematic Christmas gift?

Drones are growing in their popularity and taking the crown as the cool, high-tech Christmas gift and why wouldn’t you want one? They are great fun and a rewarding hobby, but the Civil Aviation Authority’s mantra to keep everyone on the ground and in the air safe, has seen the implementation of stricter regulations for drone enthusiasts.

Sandra Paul

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