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Michael Drury and Julian Hayes explain why already repealed data retention legislation is still causing the UK Government a headache.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

Electronic Surveillance: a (not so) brave new world?

Michael Drury and Luke Clements consider the public response to the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 and the ensuing debate surrounding internet connection records. Read article

Has Legal Advice Privilege been eroded in corporate investigations?

Harry Travers and Alex Swan consider the impact of the High Court’s decision in Re RBS Rights Issue Litigation [2016] EWHC 3161 (Ch). Read article

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