BCL partner, John Binns and solicitor, Rosanna Cardona speak to Gillian Bradbury at LexisPSL to discuss the power of the court to order the disclosure of otherwise confidential documents despite objections that to do so might constitute an offence under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002) in the Lonsdale v National Westminster Bank Plc case.
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BCL partners, Michael Drury and Richard Reichman examine some of the issues in corporate investigations laws and regulations – including internal investigation, self-disclosure to enforcement authorities, investigation process, confidentiality and attorney-client privileges – in England and Wales for International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Investigations 2019.
Richard Sallybanks, partner at BCL Solicitors representing John Scouler, said: “We are delighted that Mr Scouler leaves court today knowing that the judge, having heard the entirety of the prosecution evidence, reached the firm conclusion that he had no case to answer.”
“That decision was obviously correct yet the SFO chose to pursue an appeal which was rejected yesterday.”
The United Kingdom’s scheduled departure from the European Union on 29 March 2019 is fast approaching. Committed to implement EU law during a transition period, which would include the Fifth ML Directive, how is the erstwhile member state likely to shape AML/CFT as it strikes out on a new path? John Binns of BCL Solicitors LLP, considers possible future scenarios in this video interview with Michael Kosmides for Money Laundering Bulletin.