Aziz Rahman
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The Airbus Case Settlement: Significant Facts Behind the Figures

As reported by Risk Xtra, the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) recently announced between Airbus and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) means that the former will pay €991 million – making it the UK’s largest DPA – as part of a €3.6 billion global settlement. Here, Aziz Rahman...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020
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Court of Appeal dismisses Unexplained Wealth Order appeal by Zamira Hajiyeva

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Zamira Hajiyeva – the wife of jailed Azerbaijani banker Jahangir Hajiyev – to discharge the Unexplained Wealth Order made against her by the National Crime Agency (NCA). On Wednesday 5 February, the Court of Appeal upheld the earlier...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020
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The Co-Operation Corkscrew: Assisting the SFO in Criminal Investigations

In criminal law, fundamental protections exist to safeguard individuals and companies alike against self-incrimination. Here, Elliott Kenton examines whether an increasing tendency among corporate organisations to co-operate with investigators serves to undermine these essential...
Posted On 23 Jan 2020
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Cameras to broadcast from Crown Courts in England and Wales for first time

Television cameras will be allowed to broadcast from Crown Courts in England and Wales for the first time following draft legislation prepared by the Government. The Crown Court (Recording and Broadcasting) Order 2020 will allow cameras to broadcast the sentencing remarks of High...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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Fatal Accidents and Criminal Liability: Examining the Legal Landscape

Fatal accidents are usually preventable, which leads to questions of responsibility and criminal liability. Here, Guy Bastable and Tom McNeill seek to explain those occasions when organisations and individuals will be found criminally liable, for which offences and with what...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
Aziz Rahman
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Scaling Down The Rolls-Royce Investigation: A Sign of Panic at the SFO?

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has finally stopped investigating a number of former Rolls-Royce employees in connection with the bribery and corruption scandal that has been rumbling on for many years now. A shrewd decision based on available evidence? Or the frightened actions...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
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Court of Appeal rules Government surveillance regime to be “effectively unlawful”

The Government is “breaking the law” by collecting the nation’s Internet activity and phone records and letting public bodies grant themselves access to these personal details with no suspicion of serious crime and no independent sign-off, meaning that significant parts of...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018
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Government concedes need for Snoopers’ Charter to protect rights “but must go further”

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has proposed changes to the new Investigatory Powers Act in response to a successful legal claim brought by Tom Watson MP, but according to civil liberties campaign group Liberty, the Conservative Government’s proposals only partially comply with...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017
Lord Justice Adrian Fulford
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Lord Justice Fulford appointed by Prime Minister as Investigatory Powers Commissioner

Prime Minister Theresa May has approved the appointment of Lord Justice Adrian Fulford as the first Investigatory Powers Commissioner for a three-year term of office. Lord Justice Fulford takes up the appointment with immediate effect. The Rt Hon Sir Adrian Fulford qualified as a...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017