Aziz Rahman
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Corporate Crime: Reaping the Benefits of Self-Reporting

Recently disclosed statistics show that only a small number of companies are prosecuted after self-reporting bribery and corruption. Aziz Rahman observes that such a course of action demands careful consideration. There’s a widely-accepted view that, when it comes to...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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
Neil Williams
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The Serious Fraud Office and LIBOR: The End of the Line

Here, Neil Williams explains why nobody should be surprised that, seemingly out of the blue, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) recently ended its lengthy investigation into the suspected rigging of LIBOR – the London Interbank Offered Rate and the benchmark interest rate that tracks...
Posted On 18 Nov 2019
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WPI Economics and Cifas report tackles scourge of first-party consumer fraud

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released a report prepared in conjunction with WPI Economics showing that one-in-seven (14%) British adults have committed one or more types of consumer fraud, while two-in-three (66%) know someone who has done so. There are...
Posted On 22 Jul 2019
Neil Williams
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Brexit and Business Crime: What Next?

The UK is receiving a record number of European Arrest Warrants for suspects that have fled other European Union (EU) countries. Here, Neil Williams outlines why he’s concerned for the cross-border policing of business crime if and when Brexit does become a reality....
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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Convicted Portadown security company owner jailed for breaching probation

On Thursday 20 June, Steven Nixon (47) of Portadown – the owner of Eventsafe Security – was imprisoned for four months. Nixon ignored his 100 hours of community service order which was part of the sentence handed down to him at Antrim Crown Court on 12 December last...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
Helen Devery
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Three Years On: Putting Health and Safety First

The revised Health and Safety sentencing guidelines introduced in February 2016 have delivered greatly increased fines for offences across all sectors in England and Wales. Here, Helen Devery, head of health & safety and partner at law firm BLM, explores the impact the...
Posted On 08 May 2019
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Home Office seeks law change to give police more confidence in pursuing suspects

The Home Office is seeking to change the law to ensure that highly trained police drivers involved in chasing suspected criminals on the roads, and driving to the very high standard required by their training, are better protected from the risk of lengthy investigation and...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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Housing developer Magnacrest Ltd fined for ignoring data request issued by ICO

Organisations have been reminded that they could face a criminal prosecution if they fail to respect the public’s legal right to access their personal information. The warning has come from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after housing developer Magnacrest Ltd was...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
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Top Ten prosecutions of 2018 outlined by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Smugglers, potential arms dealers and globe-trotting tax fugitives all feature in Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) Top Ten criminal cases of 2018. The list once again demonstrates HMRC’s relentless pursuit of tax criminals and shows the lengths some...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019