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Tax Evasion, Its Facilitators, and the New Corporate Duty to Stop Them

John Binns discusses the introduction of complex new offences in the Criminal Finances Act 2017, aimed at putting pressure on businesses to stop those who help others evade tax. Read article

Chambers High Net Worth guide - BCL ranked as a Leading Firm

Research for the 2017 edition of Chambers High Net Worth has now concluded and we are pleased to announce that BCL will be featured as a leading firm in the practice area of Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals (UK). Read article

Global Investigations Review 100

BCL is included in Global Investigations Review ("GIR")'s annual guide to the world's leading cross-border investigation practices. Read article

Suspicious Activity Reports and Cash Seizure: An Abuse of Process?

Shaul Brazil and Tom McNeill explore the problematic nature of recent “innovations” from UK law enforcement, most notably regarding the misuse of the disclosure and consent regime. Read article

Who's Who Legal

BCL is recognised as a leading firm in Who’s Who Legal, which identifies the foremost legal practitioners in business law based upon comprehensive, independent research . Read article

Criminal Finances Bill – Forfeiture of Bank Accounts?

John Binns and Tom McNeill query provisions in the Criminal Finances Bill to extend cash seizure and forfeiture powers to moneys held in bank and building society accounts. Read article

Director disqualified for breach of competition law

Gavin Costelloe considers the CMA’s first disqualification order against a director of a company for a breach of competition law. Read article

Privacy in criminal investigations

Gavin Costelloe considers the judgment in ERY v Associated Newspapers Limited. Read article

The UK Anti-Money Laundering Regime: the practical effects for business

John Binns and Caroline Mair discuss the key provisions of the UK Anti-Money Laundering regime, a regime which has serious and wide-ranging implications for business. Read article

Back to the drawing board thanks to the CJEU’s judgment in Watson & Ors

Michael Drury and Julian Hayes explain why already repealed data retention legislation is still causing the UK Government a headache. Read article

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